If you haven’t been hiding under a rock for the past 100 years, you’ve probably seen a cereal box. Generally with a smiling captain or psychotic leprechaun emblazoned on the front. But sometimes there are darker, more sinister forces on display. Vampires and other monstrous creatures. Normally they can’t hurt us, being entombed in cardboard and all. What if those monsters were living, breathing entities? That’s essentially what Cereal, by Mark Russell and Peter Snejbjerg and published by AHOY Comics, is all about.
Here’s what you can expect from this hilarious satire when it launches on October 12th:
The Marquis de Cocoa, recently transformed into a vampire, braves the agony of sunrise to throw his famous breakfast parties, where he plays his deadly games with such oddly familiar characters as the Quaker, Beau Berrie, and The Brute. This is their secret backstory, a chilling tale of a war of monsters who kill without remorse and stay crunchy in milk. Three climatic chapters—42 never-before-published pages of comics—complete this volume which ComicMix called “a satirical farce of everything that’s near and dear to every kid who grew up watching Hammer monster movies and eating cereal for breakfast.”
“Monsters play such an expansive role in our collective conscience, being used for everything from giving face to our deepest fears to selling us breakfast cereal,” said Russelll. “This book looks at monsters from every angle at once. It sees them as we are — as cartoonish but scary, as comical, and yet, still sad.”
It certainly sounds hilarious and delicious to me. If you agree, you can check out Cereal on comic stands this October!