Prison Pit

artist: Johnny Ryan
series: Prison Pit
volume: 2
publisher: Fantagraphics
language: English
pages: 116:
genres: humour

2011 Stumptown Comic Art Awards Winner: Best Letterer; Nominee, Best Cartoonist

Named Comic of the Year by LA TACO

Named to numerous "Best of 2010" lists including Robot 6, Comic Book Resources, Eric Haven at The Daily Cross Hatch, MTV Geek's comics creators Top 3 poll, comiXology, and Hypergeek

2009's Prison Pit was an unadulterated smash hit upon its release at the 2009 Comic-Con International, and the balls-to-the-wall series returns with more action and mayhem like only Johnny Ryan can deliver — again starring CF, the shirtless outer space barbarian antihero who remains damned to the Prison Pit (a vast wasteland beneath the crust of a barren planet, populated by the worst of the worst, where violence is the only law and evil creatures roam free). In this second volume, CF tries to get revenge against the evil behemoth that took his arm, and then winds up playing an unwilling participant in an elaborate escape attempt from the Pit.

Prison Pit blends Ryan’s fascination with WWE wrestling, grindhouse cinema, first person action video games, Gary Panter’s “Jimbo” comics, and Kentaro Miura’s “Berserk” Manga into a brutal and often hilarious showcase of violence like no other comic book ever created.

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