Critiquing Comics #131: ‘Vengeance, NV’ And ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Pizza’

by Hannah Means Shannon

The Critiquing Comics Podcast is back this week, from the same folks who bring us Deconstructing Comics, but this time focusing on the craft of making comics.
Vengeance, NV - Teenage Mutant Ninja Pizza

A woman with glowing eyes enters a home, tells the cat that she’s there with Kristen. A man is dying after a superhero battle; after he’s recognized, he tells an acquaintance “Don’t tell Kristen.” Question: Who is Kristen!? That’s just one of the many things we have trouble figuring out about Vengeance, Nevada, by BJ Mendelson and Piotr Czaplarski.

One thing we had no trouble figuring out: Daniel Arruda Massa and Nick Marino are on a roll. After wowing us with their irreverent but undeniably skillful Holy F*ck and Holy F*cked, they’re back with Teenage Mutant Ninja Pizza, a comic that totally shouldn’t work, but does. Tim and Mulele open the box and dig in.

Listen up below!