reviewed by shim
henry & glenn forever is a cute little comic book about the very over-the-top homosexual relations between one henry rollins and a certain glenn danzig, written by a strange and big-balled
portland los angeles art collective [the book is published by portland-based microcosm books; we apologize for the confusion! —ed.] calling themselves igloo tornado. ahem.
also, you should know that the rollins/danzig slam-o-thon is somehow comically punctuated by their also-gay, but full-on satanist neighbors daryl hall and john oates. fucking hell.
one of the things that i enjoyed the most when reading this hilarious little mockfest of a zine was just how it helped me pinpoint how i feel about glenn danzig.
basically, this comic shines a pretty bright light on all the super corny shit that comprises a glenn danzig. for example: his cheesed-out elvis vs. jim morrison braying, the pseudo-philosopher warrior lyrics, and things like his sweaty muscle displays, oh-so-subtly framed by anything tight and black. and then, sweet jeebus, there are those fishnet shirts. ol’ glenn strikes me as the type that spends a good deal of his off-time in front of mirrors, flexing his pecs. seriously.
let’s not forget the fuzzy devil-lite worship thing. what the fuck is that? truly, do his supposed women fans actually fall for this kinda shit? i really doubt it.
then there’s poor henry. henry does NOT deserve any of this at all. so his music is a little one-dimensional, and he works out. he’s clearly too much of a brainy dork to warrant these savage, off-color attacks. that said, the cartoon henry here is pretty fucking hilarious. kind of a han solo to danzig’s luke.
i don’t know if the quote on the back cover is real, but it sums the whole thing up nicely:
“has glenn seen this? trust me, he would NOT be amused.”
grab a copy of henry & glenn forever over at microcosm publishing. it’s worth every penny. there’s also a great interview with tom neely, one of the perpetrators behind the book. oh, and be sure to peep the final blow for glenn’s reaction to the comic; priceless!
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