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Prison Pit: Book Five


Mar 19, 2014 Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia Bookmark and Share

Visceral and juvenile; hypersexualized violence and hyperimaginative pseudo-sci-fiPrison Pit has it all. Really, do you want to see a crystallized power penis jabbing through people? Does anyone? Well, yeah, Johnny Ryan wants to see it, and draw it, and it’s quite kinetic and crazy and a lot funnier than it sounds. I promise.

There is a story herethe main character, C.F., first has to deal with a revenge seeker, then bonds with one-half of some sort of symbiotic cyber-gadget called the Caligulon, which increases his violent powers and makes his capabilities take on a more sexual flavor (see above, “crystallized power penis”) when he inserts it into his urethra. Yes, his dick hole. Then a 40-plus page fight with the guy that has the other half of the Caligulon (I found myself pondering the significance in C.F. getting the vulva-like half of the device), and then a bit of a cliffhanger as the Caligulon is, well, consummated into a whole.

You get the idea. Over-the-top bananas. I quite enjoyed it. Your mileage may vary. You’ve been warned. (

Author rating: 7/10

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