Invader ZIM Best of World Domination

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Invader Zim is a gloriously insane franchise. Detailing the adventures of a tiny megalomaniac alien named Zim and his insane, dimwitted robot assistant GIR, these stories feature hilariously grotesque and peculiar attempts to conquer the Earth. Whether it’s invading parasitic pants, a godlike space donkey, a burrito-fueled hostile takeover, or the evil plans that happen while you’re too busy binge-watching your new favorite show, you have truly never read world-domination plots like these. Basically, these are the plans that came AFTER Plan 9 From Outer Space.

The art style is suitably unhinged, detailing wide-eyed spindly-armed humans affected by Zim’s manic attempts at ruling the Earth. Often gross, always weird, and wildly creative, the dark reds, purples, and grays that represent the Invader Zim color palette perfectly complement the mix of childish and sinister tones that Invader Zim stories ricochet between so effortlessly.

This is the perfect introduction to anyone who has never seen Invader Zim or read Jhonen Vasquez’s work before. If they enjoy it, it’s an honest launchpad from which to explore even weirder adventures. And if they don’t, it’s the ideal sampling to show them what Zim is all about.

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Author Jhonen Vasquez, Eric Trueheart, et al.
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 106 pages
Publisher Oni Press
Publish Date 07-Oct-2020
ISBN 9781620107447 Buy this Book
Issue May 2021
Category Sequential Art