Last Spring we got to read what turned out to be our favorite comicbook title of 2012, Nazi Werewolves from Outer Space (from Trauma Comics and available at IndyPlanet) — which for all of its entertaining shocking-yet-playful temerity, outrageously mind-bending villains, and unbelievably twisted premise, was probably the most pure and satisfying guilty-pleasure fun we had reading a comicbook all year. The premise is simple:
Yes, you really did read that right. Seriously, how are you not going to like this comic?
Brought us by Simon Sanchez (story), and Dean Juliette (art, lettering, color), the story of Hitler’s bizarre invasion of Earth takes on a rather sinister turn as he and his lupine troops Blitzkrieg a suburban neighborhood kick arse, and take prisoners. Jack and Robert manage to dodge the first wave of invading werewolves and make to the local gun store to arm up (taking more than just a few of the Nazi Werewolves with them). Only they wind up captured — along with Jack’s parents and taken aboard the outer space Nazi Werewolves ship for experimentation. Meanwhile the U.S. Army is gearing up to go to war with the furry E.T.s.
As we rejoin the story Jack and Robert are tossed in a cell where Jack reveals he is still holding a hide-out piece. When he is taken to the ship’s lab, he locates his mom and attempts to free her, only things don’t go quite as he would have hoped. Yeah, the story is chock-a-block full of gratuitous violence and blood-splattering mayhem as Space Hitler gleefully reveals that he not only plans on turning the humans into walking cadavers, but has perfected the “art” of grafting human body parts onto animals. Yep, this is one gleefully twisted comic that you are totally going to have to check out to fully enjoy.
It is pretty clear that Sanchez, Juliette, that the rest of the team that puts together this odd-ball goofiness are not well folks, but they are most assuredly having the time of their subversive lives. This comic takes the unmitigated horror of The Walking Dead, and crosses it with the full-on fun of Iron Sky creating a wholly novel concept that is entertaining to read.