Yuck #1 – Review

Posted on July 10, 2010


Issue: Yuck #1
Creators: Ross Radiation, Frankie Pan, Ed Traquino, Jason Paulos, Ed Kearsley, Matt Emery, Jacek Zabawa, J Marc Schmidt, Glenno
Cover Artist: Ross Radiation
Editor: Mr. Slime
Publisher: Milk Shadow Books
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 28
Price: $4.00

“Slip and slime into the world of filthy underground comics with the first issue of Yuck! An underground anthology featuring art and writing by Ross Radiation, Frankie Pan, Ed Traquino, Jason Paulos, Ed Kearsley, Matt Emery, Jacek Zabawa, J Marc Schmidt and Glenno. Suitable for over 18’s only!

Artwork: 3.0 out of 5
WHOA! What the hell is this I have in my hands! Yuck #1 huh? Alright cool, lets see how gross this artwork can really be shall we. Starting with the cover and back cover this is the only color we are treated to. While I find both to be low in detail, I am still so interested in opening this issue. Inside we are treated to black and white stories. No keep in mind friends that I know a little about the underground comic look, so to me this book fits the mold. Does that mean that were treated to award winning art? No, we are instead treated to obscure bliss that works. So why the 3.0 score, because of that reason alone. Were not winning awards but we are selling this on all levels and it is a winner.

Story: 3.5 out of 5
The artwork can only be as gross and disturbing as the story calls for, so when you check this one out be prepared for what your going to read. The title sells it before you open a page. Were treated to talking dresses, animal cannibalism, out of this world love, Nazis and so much more. This book pushes the boundaries, but from what I know about the genre it is what to expect. I really enjoyed most stories, some I felt may have been a little blah, but overall I was happy with what was presented.

Dying Breath: 3.5 out of 5
Plain and simple, it says adults only on the cover, so expect adult material. Now that doesn’t mean porn, it means no kids because the humor is not directed at them. The artwork is great, hell I was surprised to see Jason Paulos drew a story. I can’t pick favorites on this one but I enjoyed Rapist Rapist, The Great Leap Forward and How I Met Your Mother the most. Fans of underground comics should check this one out. People who may be interested in the style should check this one out. And as a special treat to all of you readers I am going to use the phrase Down-Underground Comics because these come to us from Australia. Great stuff that I feel is worth checking out. I want more now!

If you would like to buy or know more about Yuck #1 you can find it at http://milkshadow.wordpress.com/

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