I was introduced to Lenore last year, thanks to the fine folks at Titan Books. My review is long gone, as my blog crashed a couple of months afterwards, however my love of all things Lenore remains. So imagine how excited I was to get PURPLE NURPLES in the mail a couple of days ago! I’m proud to announce that Lenore gets better with age. This new collection is a riotous follow-up to SWIRLIES that will have you cringing as much as you laugh!
If you are not familiar with with LENORE: PURPLE NURPLES, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Titan Books:
When there’s no more room in Hell, or if they just get a little bit bored, the dead shall walk the earth! Lenore, the cute little dead girl, is back, determined to carry on exactly where she left off, being beastly to Mr Gosh, accidentally squishing small cute animals, making friends with all manners of monsters! Collecting issues 4 to 7 of the sold out comic series and beautifully and painstakingly illustrated by creator Roman Dirge.
I mentioned in the last review that the Los Angeles Times describes the Lenore series as, “Sweet and strange and slightly discomforting…an unholy union between Tim Burton and Dr. Seuss.” This holds true throughout this book as well, and I can’t think of a better way to describe the odd excellence that is Lenore.
In LENORE: PURPLE NURPLES, the titular little dead girl gets into a whole new mess of problems, and this time she even incites the wrath of the evil Creepig. I found this part to be my favorite of this series, especially when she and Ragamuffin watch their friend Pooty square off against the foul beast. What commences next is the greatest battle of all-time!
I cannot find a single flaw with the LENORE series, which is a huge compliment. It never gets stale, it doesn’t rehash things previously seen, and it keeps the laughs (and cringes) coming at a steady pace. In short, it’s immensely entertaining and full of originality.
LENORE: PURPLE NURPLES is a huge win for me and I can’t wait to see what author Roman Dirge does next. With any luck, we won’t have to wait another year to see a new collection published. But even if we do, I definitely have to check it out. Give this one a look for sure.