THE BLOODY BEST OF LENORE
Writer/Artist: Roman Dirge
HC, 176pp, $34.99
Publisher: Titan Comics
On sale: September 19, 2017
Take a trip into the dark, surreal world of a little dead girl with a knack for (often) unintentional mayhem!
This September 19 sees the release of Roman Dirge’s THE BLOODY BEST OF LENORE – a selection of Lenore’s funniest and most manically silly adventures collected together for the first time in a special hardcover edition! Celebrating 25 glorious years of Lenore: The Cute little Dead Girl, this fantastic collection comes with a brand-new cover by creator Roman Dirge, and includes a stunning embossed 4-D cover!
Eisner-winning Roman Dirge created the black comedy comic character Lenore in 1992 for the San Diego alternative magazine Xenophobe, and the character of Lenore has since become a publishing phenomenon with comic books and graphic novels, and even animation, with Sony creating 26 flash-animated shorts of Lenore for their website, ScreenBlast. Inspired by the poem “Lenore” by Edgar Allan Poe, Dirge’s Lenore comics books has garnered a passionate fanbase over the years as well as celebrity fans including Neil Gaiman (American Gods) and Rosario Dawson (Sin City).
The collection of stories present in this volume showcase the black humor and fun of the character Lenore. All the stories are easy to follow, even if sometimes they make no sense. They are fun, witty and showcase the little girl aspect of Lenore which is always contrasting the macabre setting and activities she is involved in. The character is very likable and even her friends shine in their adventures. The stories collected in this edition make for a perfect introduction into the world of Lenore and I would highly recommend picking up the other volumes as well. Roman Dirge’s art complements Lenore’s gothic lifestyle, that of a dead embalmed girl. His drawings are simple and fun which highlight the simplistic innocence of Lenore making the read even more enjoyable.
This special 25th anniversary edition volume collects fan-favourite stories: Babysitting, Ragamuffin, The Fugly Duckling, and The Macabre Mortimer Fledge! Plus, includes special bonus material section “Lenore & Friends” which features never before seen art material, and also includes a foreword written by Roman Dirge. This collection also comes with a special bonus material section “Lenore & Friends” which features never before seen art material, and also includes an afterword written by Roman Dirge