Last week I read Thor vs. Seth, the Serpent God, which was guilty pleasure comic book fun. And because it was such a guilty pleasure, I decided to continue the guilt! I picked the guiltiest looking book I could find and ended up reading NANCY IN HELL, written by El Torres, drawn by Juan Jose Ryp, Antonio Vasquez & Malaka Studio, published by Image Comics. I’d like to tell you I picked this book because of the interesting plot summary on the back of the book, but that would be a lie.
The story opens with a monologue, “Have you ever seen a horror movie from the 80′s? Most of them are about stupid teens camping and being killed one by one. In the end, only the big boobs girl is still alive. And with the biggest stroke of luck… BAM! She kills that bad guy! That’s my story. That’s what happened to me. Well, with a slight difference. I was the girl at the end of the movie… but the bad guy got me instead.” And so we meet Nancy, the protagonist of our tale. Nancy is a new arrival to Hell, and even though she’s managed to keep her mind intact, avoid demons and legions of the damned, and even located a bar full of others who have done the same… she wants out. So she sets out on a quest to escape her fate and maybe with the help of Lucifer, who is just another tortured soul, and her very, very large chainsaw she might make it.