View Full Version : I luv Haloween
11-05-2005, 08:26 PM
Has anyone read this new Graphic Novel from TOKYOPOP called I Luv Haloween?
I thought it had its ups and downs....it seemed to have some plot holes that were left over at the end, however it did have a pretty surprising ending (maybe im just gullible)
The art was interesting. I thought it was pretty clean, and not too bad to look at it.
Anyway, just curious of what anyone else thought about it.
11-06-2005, 12:48 AM
Could you please be a bit more detailed in your description of this book? I realize it’s a fine line between a blurb and a review, but we’re really hoping for reviews.
11-06-2005, 09:32 AM
Oh! Sure, yeah. Sorry bout that.
The book was published this year, in october.
*possibly mild spoiler warning* (Ill try to keep it to a minimum)
It is about five kids who meet up to go trick or treating on halloween. They treat the holiday with a sort of superstisious reverence....so when they start only getting apples and health-food candy, they decide that revenge is the only way to reset their karma, or whatever one would call it.
The first half of the book is pretty tame, and when the kids use their little trick to get revenge on one of the applegivers, you think nothing more than "Wow, these kids are sick." But then very much out of the blue, The littlest of them, named Moochie, does something that makes you think, "Woa! What the hell, where the hell is this story going?" And it leads to a pretty surprising ending.
The humor in the book is pretty crude to say the least, but still rather entertaining. It defnetly has a JTHM flavor in the humor and the violence.... maybe even a little of the art.
As far as art itself goes, like i said, a little of a JTHM feel, but otherwise its not much like anything i have seen. It is done in Grayscale w/pen and inks....the art is pretty clean...and while it takes a couple of pages to get used to, it grows on ya pretty quick.
I actually really like the writing because he makes the dialouge very vague, like you are walking into the middle of a conversation. There is little explanatioin, which in the beginning leaves you asking yourself, what the heck was that that just happened? And by the time you finally think you have caught up completely with everything, the plot makes a pretty big twist, which as a whole is much less anoying than it sounds.
Well, thats my review...obviously not a lot of experience with that.
11-06-2005, 09:58 AM
Excellent. Thanks. :)
10-31-2007, 11:07 AM
I read the first volume when it came out, and thought it was pretty decent. But one thing about it really annoyed me, and that was the way the speech bubbles were almost never placed on the page in the right order. I read many, many panels multiple times trying to read the dialogue the correct way.
01-12-2008, 11:34 AM
The artwork was great though - ultra cartoony, but dark and random and gross in places...
seriously - check this book out for the art alone....
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