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Review: Chainsaw Reindeer

Chainsaw Reindeer

Chainsaw Reindeer is an interesting comic. The concept has some humor to it but the execution turns into one repeated joke with a lot of cringe-worthy in between.

Created and written by Brandon Rhiness, Chainsaw Reindeer is about a reindeer who is tired of Santa’s abuse goes on a revenge spree against mankind. The abuse? Lots of beatings and for some reason multiple implied rapes. A mean Santa who’s an asshole would be enough but Rhiness takes everything so over the top it makes one groan.

And that over the top attitude extends to the comic forgoing much of a story consists of nine-panel pages featuring a reindeer chainsawing people. It’s so over the top I found myself laughing at parts but at the same time, the comic isn’t quite as funny or as clever as it thinks it is. It’s juvenile humor at best and if that’s your thing more power to you.

Carlos Trigo delivers the bloody art. Along with colors by Przemyslaw and lettering by Chris Johnson the humor is in the images. There’s little dialogue and the joke is in what’s cut off by a chainsaw and where. Locations around the world play to stereotypes and implied abuse in the beginning makes one shudder. If you laugh at the images, this is a comic for you. It’s all over the top.

Chainsaw Reindeer is a one-note joke that only differs slightly when played. It’s a great concept that’s never quite realized as it sticks to cheap and cringe-worthy laughs.

Story: Brandon Rhiness Art: Carlos Trigo
Color: Przemyslaw Letters: Chris Johnson
Story: 5.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass

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Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe, Vol. 5: The Coming Doom

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe, Vol. 5: The Coming Doom

Paul Allor, Caleb Goellner, Ross May (w) • Mark Torres, Pablo Tunica, Chris Johnson (a) • Freddie E. Williams II (c)

Comics’ biggest creators make their mark on the Turtles universe! Go beyond the main series in this exciting anthology of stand-alone stories. Find out what becomes of the Triceratons after the Invasion! Will they get along with their new neighbors or become victims of a terrifying new villain? Plus, can Donatello mediate a truce between the Utroms and the Triceratons, or will fanatics on both sides cause a deadly derailment? The fate of alien life on Earth hangs in the balance! Collects issues #21-25.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-362-9

Preview: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through the Mirror

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through the Mirror

Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w) • Chris Johnson, Marcus To, Josh Hood, Carlos Nieto, Debora Carita (a) • J.K. Woodward (c)

The Mirror Universe Next Generation crew is looking for new worlds to conquer, and they’re crossing over to the Prime Star Trek Universe to find them! When the Enterprise-D discovers a burned-out, pillaged Andorian vessel, the search for the culprits behind it leads to some startlingly familiar faces. But, how did the Mirror Universe crew find their way to ours, and what does Emperor Spock have to do with it? Plus, it’s interstellar espionage aboard the Enterprise-D when the Mirror Universe crew infiltrates Captain Picard’s ship!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-343-8

Preview: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through the Mirror #1

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through the Mirror #1

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • Chris Johnson, J.K. Woodward (a) • J.K. Woodward (cover a) • Chris Johnson (cover b)

Because you demanded it! Following up the smash-hit miniseries MIRROR BROKEN, the Mirror Universe Next Generation crew is looking for new worlds to conquer, and they’re crossing over to the Prime Star Trek Universe to find them!

Also in each issue: Just how did the Mirror Universe crew find their way to ours, and what does Emperor Spock have to do with it? Backup stories every issue illustrated by MIRROR BROKEN co-creator J.K. Woodward!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #4

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #4

Ryan Ferrier (w) • Chris Johnson (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

The TMNT land on a planet of criminals and lowlifes. In these surroundings, one heroic pilot is on the lam from the most powerful crime boss on the planet: a pilot named Ace Duck!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99