|Unless you're observing the Skeleton War and the atrocities therein.|
I Luv Halloween is from the madman team of Keith Giffen and Benjamin Roman and it focuses on a group of friends partaking in their favourite candy littered holiday. It sounds innocent enough on the outset, but it's actually rather the opposite. Our lead character, Finch, lives with his sister, Moochie, in a house without parents. Why? Well, because they seem to be dead and I wouldn't be shocked if Moochie had a big hand in that outcome. They join the rest of the characters, whom all have their own little eccentricities about them. Devil Lad only every shows up once a year to hang out with them, Pig Pig is basically the group's whipping boy as he is more slow-witted (but still not at all innocent), Mister Kitty is pervert of the group whose lust results in one of the funniest moments ever in the first book, and then there's Mister Kitty's younger brother, Spike, who doesn't say much.
|Here's a nice visual diagram of them.|
|Yes, that is a dog with a dented head.|
|Does a little girl dressed as the tooth fairy count?|
Every time Devil Lad walks away unscathed and the cycle repeats again, making me think these people all exist in some sort of purgatory. Who knows? All I know is that the books are hilarious and clever. Giffen's writing is spot-on and Roman's offbeat style stands out, immediately grabbing your attention, begging you to crack open the book. Daring you to read the homicidal hijinks within.
|How can you possibly resist it?|
|Moochie keeps us well supplied in the gore department.|
|I was gonna write "bleeders" on there too but I got tired of fighting with the tube of icing.|