Take a trip into the dark, surreal world of a little dead girl with a knack for (often) unintentional mayhem in this remastered, gothic classic, newly-coloured and presented in glorious hardcover!

Lenore might only be small, but her talent for mischief — and occasional wanton destruction — is anything but. Featuring stories about limbless cannibals, clock monsters, cursed vampire dolls, taxidermied friends, an obssesed would-be lover and more fuzzy animal mutilations than should be legal, never has the term ‘something for everyone’ seemed more sinister and bizarre.

A massive cult hit on both sides of the Atlantic, Lenore is one of the funniest, darkest, cutest, creepiest characters on the marketplace today.


Noogies is actually a remastered version of Lenore Volume One. Creator Roman Dirge introduces the book with an explanation about how the black and white original was improved by his new digital coloring. I haven’t seen the original but I wasn’t a fan of the coloring job done on this book. Most of the time it looked like digital coloring with the feel of a student’s Photoshop project; thankfully there were a few moments when it wasn’t so distracting and worked just fine to give a little pop to the pages. But this is a book about a quirky goth girl who repeatedly has to kill her boyfriend for not giving her enough space and she kills every pet she acquires—black and white sounds like a better plan for this subject, so Dirge probably should have left well enough alone. The four chapters contain short stories from one to several pages in length, which is a great format that prevents the book from feeling formulaic.

Like the action-adventure novelist Clive Cussler, Dirge also takes the time to write himself into some pages. He doesn’t interact directly with Lenore though. Dirge’s first appearance in the book is more of an essay where he recants the tale about his personal overdose on caffeine as he tried to get the original book done. He ended up in the emergency room with a medical staff that refused to believe that he was not on any drugs other than coffee and No-doze. His tattoo sleeves and bizarre behavior must have been a memorable experience for those nurses.


The original Lenore comics were in black and white and the author went through a lot of hard work to put together this collection. It’s a thin hardcover and only 128 pages long but it’s so much fun to read! I read Lenore: Noogies right away upon receiving it and was done within an hour.

Lenore is a dark character and some may not enjoy a book like this, but I loved every bit of it. It’s gothic, eccentric, and just out there. Anyway it’s really a nice looking book and if you’re a fan of the Lenore comics you’re going to love this hardcover edition. Overall, I am glad I went on this crazy wild trip with Lenore and am dying to return to her world for more sadistic adventures!



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