Roman Dirge – Lenore Purple Nurples


Author: Roman Dirge
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Graphic Novel
ISBN 13:   9781848563919

Rating: ★★★★¼ 

Summary:  Everyone’s favorite cute little dead girl is showcased in all her morbid glory in this new collection of the timeless comic strip from Roman Dirge.

Return once against to the dark, surreal world of Lenore, the girl with a knack for unintentional mayhem and occasional wanton destruction in this fifth volume. Contains Lenore (Vol. 2) #4-7.

Review: Let’s be honest – I was a little embarrassed by how much I loved Lenore.  She’s cute, adorable and oh, yeah, she’s also dead.  Therein lies the allure of it – she’s so macabre and at times so gross that you can’t help but giggle, even if it’s a horrified one.  When she thinks she is a “poop chop”, seriously I didn’t want to laugh.  But I did.  As Lenore herself says, “Let us never speak of this.”

With titles such as “Here lies King Douche Nozzle”, you are taken on a sinister ride through un-life Lenore style.  My favorite chapter, “The Dweller in the Fridge”, contains pink cake and dead clowns in the basement.  I don’t even know what to say to describe it.  It’s very cringe-worthy and funny at the same time.   She faces down the Crepig Creeping with aplomb, blood and a lot of gore.

In the bonus features, there is a drawing of a baby rabbit, innocent and fluffy, standing over a deadly carrot with a bite mauled out of it.  It’s awesome.  There is also a copy of the first drawing of Lenore, who has evolved from looking dead to looking cute-dead, if that’s possible.  This was my first foray into the world of Lenore and I’m both scared and excited to try her again, gore and grossness and all.


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