Dead Dudes

Oni. Sept. 2020. 136p. pap. $19.99. ISBN 9781620107782.
Gr 10 Up–Get ready for a gnarly ghost story. Trevor, Brian, and Kent are the trio behind Ghost Bros, a long-running documentary series about finding the ghosts that go bump in the night. When ratings start lagging and their network prepares to cancel the show, Trevor and his friends are uncertain what the future holds. But there’s one haunted place that Trevor has been saving, waiting for the best time to investigate for ratings...and now’s the time. Edgeway Penitentiary is notorious for the unjust murders of its inmates. These three friends believe ghosts are real as much as the next casual believer; imagine their surprise when the ghosts at the penitentiary kill them almost as soon as they walk through the front door! Now that they’re dead, Trevor and his buddies are trapped in the penitentiary. And that’s not all: The deceased and menacing warden leads his ghoulish inmates on a crusade of eating other ghosts to maintain human forms, and the nurse has her own diabolical scheme for escaping the penitentiary. Then, when another TV show arrives to check out the haunted asylum, Trevor and his friends find themselves swept up in an adventure of good and evil, and friendship and betrayal. This tale is an absolute delight. The illustrations and writing are reminiscent of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming, with deliberately minimalist yet expressive artwork and a hilarious script. The content is suitable for older teens, since the titular dudes’ casual, often laid-back humor might be inappropriate for younger readers. While Trevor and Brian appear to be darker-skinned with dark hair, Kent is light-skinned with reddish hair.
VERDICT Engaging and outrageous, this one is not to be missed.

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