By Chuck Suffel
Milk and Cheese – Dairy Products Gone Bad Hardcover by Evan Dorkin
From the Dark Horse site: “A carton of hate. A wedge of spite. A comic book of idiotic genius. The Eisner Award-winning dairy duo returns in this deluxe hardcover collecting every single stupid Milk and Cheese comic ever made from 1989 to 2010, along with a sh*t-ton of supplemental awesomeness. This has everything you need! Don’t judge it–love it! Or else!”
This is another one of those books I’d heard of but never got my hands on, so getting the chance to review the new hard cover from Dark Horse was ideal. I’d love to be able to give some sort of parallel with another humor book or strip but Evan Dorkin really has created something unique. Milk and Cheese have been around since 1989, the two anthropomorphic dairy products gone bad are rude, offensive, angry, violent and more than a little deranged. It’s one of the strangest books I’veever read, the humor is rough, the visuals are intensely violent. They attack and destroy everything they hate and they seem to hate everything. There’s a ton of social commentary here but it is really hidden well within the stupid jokes and violent outbursts. If you’re already a fan of Milk and Cheese this book is a must, it’s 240 pages of madness! You’ll want to leave this beautiful hardcover on
your coffee table to amuse your friends and annoy your family.
A small word of warning though, if you’ve never experienced Milk and Cheese before, if you aren’t familiar with their signature style of eye gouging brick throwing blunt object wielding lunacy proceed with caution, and be prepared to witness something the likes of which you’ve never seen before.
They are Milk & Cheese!
“We bust up a lot of stuff and accomplish nothing.” “It is swell” (Milk and Cheese “War on Drugs” copyright 1989)
Evan Dorkin is a comic book writer best known for “Milk and Cheese” and Dork. He has also written for animation called Welcomd To Eltingville on Adult Swim check him out on Twitter @evandorkin, His Blog http://evandorkin.livejournal.
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Publication Date: November 23, 2011 Format: B&W w/ 24 color pages, 240 pages, HC, 7″ x 10″ Price: $19.99
Age range: 12 ISBN-10: 1-59582-805-2 ISBN-13: 978-1-59582-805-7