“OH THE FLESH YOU WILL EAT” (Comic Book Review)Books/Art/Culture,News,Reviews Svetlana Fedotov
Most readers associate the name ‘Dr. Seuss’ with goofy, wholesome fun about elephants hearing invisible creatures and hat-wearing felines trashing houses simply because it’s funny. His clever rhymes have been celebrated for decades by parents and their brood, despite the good Doctor’s notorious fear of children. But haven’t you ever wanted to see Seuss’s work a bit more edgy? Perhaps instead of adorable creatures doing silly things, those said creatures are off killing the world or spreading disease?
Well you’re in luck, dear reader! Devastator Press has collected its popular Dr. Seuss parody, OH THE FLESH YOU WILL EAT, about rampaging illnesses and festering boils, into an adult (or a grim little child) friendly book. With accompanying illustrations, the book is sure to become a family treasure for horror hounds for years to come.
The work features three books by the infamous “Dr. Vireuss” each centering on a medical malady or emergency. The first, “Green Eggzema,” is about a very stubborn patient, who, no matter how clever the rhyme, could not be convinced to have his festering green growth removed. Following is the story of a boy who dreams of running the quarantine and if he had his way, he would lock up all the healthy kids and throw a party without them. The final tale on which the book is titled, “Oh The Flesh You Will Eat” is the inspirational tale of a small bacteria who is on his way to take over the world.
OH THE FLESH YOU WILL EAT is not only a fun parody but surprisingly clever at mimicking the works of Dr. Seuss. The word play is fantastically fleshed out, capturing the intricate verses of the source material. While a short read, it does its best at giving the most for your buck, inviting the reader to re-read the works at parties, family gatherings, and just for their own childlike amusement. The art, while not quite up to par to the original Seuss artwork, does a solid enough job of moving the work along. It keeps the pastel pallet and blank backgrounds and the characters are weird yet decidedly quirky. Also, if you like gross stuff and festering boils, then OH THE FLESH YOU WILL EAT is definitely the work for you. Go forth and grab a copy, available in both print and e-book!