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Angry Youth Comix #9

By Mike Everleth ⋅ December 3, 2005

Angry Youth Comix #9

I hadn’t bought an issue of Angry Youth Comix in awhile (since #4 or 5 maybe), so it was nice to see Johnny Ryan mix up his style a little for this issue. Instead of a collection of unrelated short stories, we get one long, rambling interconnected tale featuring dozens of characters, some recurring and some new (as far as I know since I haven’t read the book in awhile).

Happily, Johnny’s most notorious creations, Loady McGee and Sinus O’Gynus, start off the book in a bit where Loady teaches Sinus how to take care of babies. Of course, the hardest part of caring for tots: Changing shitty diapers. Luckily, Loady has a “Shit-a-Pult” in his backyard, which launches the story into an outrageous, obscene jaunt that’s far more over-the-top than anything I remember Johnny has done. Or do I just have a faulty memory of the previous issues, choosing to forget the disgusting depravity that makes the book so enjoyable, but would really prefer not to think about after finishing each issue?

Characters and concepts we run across during the book include a shit wig, a banana salesman and his wise-ass decapitated head, disgusting regular Blecky Yuckerella, a giant robot prostitute that gives the moon V.D. and other sexual sickos I don’t want to write about because I have enough perverts coming to this site via Google thinking this is a porn site (thanks to certain reviews of risque movies).

But just as “Hipler” was my favorite part of Angry Youth Comix #4, I think the best bit in this issue is the horny, homosexual Retarded Hitler whom some poor hetero guy marries in a drunken stupor. I mean, if you’re going to go balls to the wall offensive, first you take Hitler, then you make him retarded, then you also make him gay and have him marry a straight guy. Most amateur cartoonists probably would have stopped at making Hitler retarded for a gag, but this 3 1/2 page segment proves Johnny R. is a real professional.

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