Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Comic Book Scavenger Hunt, A-Z: I Feel Sick

Title: I Feel Sick
Issue: #1
Release: November 2011
Writer: Jhonen Vasquez
Artists: Rosearik Rikki Simons and Jhonen Vasquez
Store: Earth Prime Comics (Burlington, Vermont)
Image via Comic Vine

Okay, I'll admit upfront that this comic's pretty gross at times.  Also, the language is definitely PG-13.  And yet...

The undead, namely zombies and vampires, are a very big theme in pop culture these days, especially in comics.  I Feel Sick simultaneously embraces and pokes merciless fun at that fad.  Devi is an artist working in, you guessed it, the comic book industry.  She has weird friends and disastrous dates.  She struggles with the same creative blocks we all do.  The narrative is dark but definitely funny.

Any interest in joining a bloggers' book club?  Please visit my link here.

My scavenger hunt was pretty straight-forward: find single-issue comic books off the rack with titles starting from A-Z.  Go check out the rest of the participants in this year's A-Z challenge.  The official site is here

27 comments:

  1. I'm loving these covers you are posting - I so wish I'd kept all the 'Planet of the Apes' comics from my childhood. I had those from issue #1 and had a pile that stood, when stacked, about 12 inches tall, but sold them all a couple of years after collecting them. Stupid boy.

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    1. Thank you, Mark!

      Would you believe I've never even seen the original "Planet of the Apes" movie? One Saturday in elementary school, friends and I watched some of the truly terrible sequels on DC's old channel 20 but never the first one.

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  2. Looks very "underground." :-) The nice touch on the cover is that those are paintbrushes in the background...

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  3. The cover is cute, but it does tell me I might be in for a slightly "gross" time ;)

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    1. Cute? Well, okay. This book is surprisingly nuanced - a lot of tongue-in-cheek.

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  4. I recognized Jhonen Vasquez immediately.

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  5. I love that cover. It reminds me Coraline, which is probably my favorite animated movie ever.

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    1. Yes, I can see that. It reminds me of the buttons on the eyes.

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  6. It must be a comic book day for me. The last blog I visited has a comic book theme running for the challenge. This cover does creep me out a bit, but it sounds funny.

    http://www.thebusymomsdaily.com/2013/04/blogging-from-to-z-april-challenge_10.html

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    1. Oooo, who else is doing comic books?

      Thank you for stopping by.

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    2. I forgot to tell you, Mark Means of Left and Write is doing comic books. He commented on my post today so you can pop over to his place through that link if you're not already following him. I let him know about your A-Z a couple of times in the comments on his posts and said I'd let you know about him. So this is me letting you know about him.

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    1. Yes. I love that Cygnus caught the paintbrushes in the background.

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  8. And the title is a brilliant meld of the innocent and the chilling

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    1. Agreed! Thanks for stopping by, Bridget! Happy I Day!

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  9. OK, as long as it's poking fun at the zombie genre. I do like the empty eyes.

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  10. Haven't come across this comic book, but then I don't read a lot of them.

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    1. I think there were only 2 issues in total so it would have been easy to miss.

      Thanks for stopping by, J.L.! Happy I Day.

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  11. What a clever comic --story and art. Finding an interesting new reading list to pursue.

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    1. Definitely clever. Thank you for stopping by, Bethie! Happy J Day.

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