Ahoy Comicsâ€™ â€œEdgar Allan Poeâ€ series has created plenty of laughs at the expense making fun everything but a kitchen sink since its inception. Its newest issue, â€œEdgar Allan Poeâ€™s Snifter of Death #6,â€ is still up to its old tricks but the humor isnâ€™t quite there.Â
â€œPutting the â€˜Dâ€™ in â€˜DCâ€™â€ by Brian Schirmer and artist Ryan Kelly is about the people of the United States voting for Death as their president of the United States. Problem is, Death is unhappy about it and this the American people are pushing the joke a bit too far. The joke on paper is hilarious, but the execution is a dud. The artwork is also underwhelming.Â â€œSilence, A Fableâ€ by Paul Constant and artist John Lucas is about Poe creating an alcohol made out of his own blood. This causes a demon to appear who shows him what the world will look like in the 21stÂ Century. The joke here is much better than the previous comic since Poe will obviously hate the 21stÂ Century.
The comic does a great job of showing just how stupid humans have become in the 21stÂ Century that all anyone wants to do is just avoid it. The artwork makes the comic look like a massive trip (which is probably what Poeâ€™s blood caused him to do) and if that isnâ€™t the best interpretation of the modern world nothing else is.Â â€œHate to Meet Youâ€ by Austin Wilson is about two high school coaches arguing with each other and then settling their score. Thatâ€™s the entire story. A bit boring with a weak payoff.Â Â Â Â â€œ25 Cents,â€ written and drawn by Tim Hamilton, is an eight panel comic about a girl winning a literal screaming man from a crane game. Like the above, thatâ€™s the entire comic.
Itâ€™s short and just there. Nothing much to say about it.Â
Finally, â€œThe Picture of Amontilladoâ€ by Carl Cafarelli is about a painter named Dorian Gray who liked painting still lives because people and especially nude people mad him nervous. He receives a bottle of Amontillado by his friend Edgar Poe which Dorian paints and then drinks. Seeing the bottle is open and less full in the picture and unopened in real, Dorian continues to drink. You will feel drunk alongside Dorian after reading this. The ending is the funniest thing in the entire comic.Â
â€œEdgar Allan Poeâ€™s Snifter of Death #6â€ doesnâ€™t live up to the previous issues with stories that arenâ€™t as funny or interesting to read as other issues. â€œSilence, A Fableâ€ and â€œThe Picture of Amontilladoâ€ are the only stories worth reading.