Nothing But Carnage

Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2001
By: Darren Schroeder

Cover of Nothing But Carnage Creator(s): Michael S. Baker
Publishers: Pipedream Press
From: USA
Price: $3.00 (US)

Death, destruction, birds. This wordless comic follows a strange path of carnage as a mutant harboring bird attacks a guy who was just innocently reading a paper in his own home. Soon he's a cursed creature behind the wheel of a possessed hot rod collecting jaywalkers on the front grill and a hooker for the passenger seat.

The energy of this comic is impossible to ignore. Remember those 70's illustrations of weird funny cars, this comic brigs one to life and we have to live with the consequences. If you stop to think about what is going on in this you start to feel ill, and as a narrative it doesn't exactly aim that high, but the devil's glee with which Michael attacks each page deserves respect, thought the cover lets him down.

In a Word: Grinning.

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