Insane Clown Posse Halls of Illusion 1 NM Chaos Gerardo Sandoval Jesse McCann J


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Insane Clown Posse Halls of Illusion (2002 Chaos Comics) #1A

Published Jun 2002 by Chaos
Regular Cover by Gerardo Sandoval
Written by Jesse McCann
Art by Gerardo Sandoval
Color by Colorgraphix
36 pages, full color

Upz and Downz of Wicked Clownz introduced them, the Pendulum redefined them, and now, ICP is back for more! So knock back some Faygo, because the illest rappers to ever come out of Detroit ain’t steppin’ down from the comic scene! It’s Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope in this all new one-shot (part of 4 one-shots to be released in 2002). Straight up – you’ve heard some of ICP’s most wicked songs but you’ve never seen them translated to the comic page like this. Chaos! brings ICP’s lyrics to life, and you can figure no one will be safe! It’s balls out brawlin’, clown dissin’, in-yo-face mayhem as ICP rolls up with their crew.

Comic adaptation of Insane Clown Posse song “Halls of Illusion” in which the killer clowns operate under the guidance of the Great Malenko, meting out punishment to wrong doers in a dark carnival ride.

Insane Clown Posse, often abbreviated as ICP, is an American hip hop duo. Formed in Detroit in 1989 as a gangsta rap group, ICP’s best known lineup consists of rappers Violent J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (originally 2 Dope; Joseph Utsler). Insane Clown Posse is known for its elaborate live performances and theatrical horror-inspired lyrics full of dark humor. The duo has earned two platinum and five gold albums. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the entire catalog of the group has sold 6.5 million units in the United States and Canada as of April 2007. The group has established a dedicated following called Juggalos numbering in the “tens of thousands”.

Originally known as JJ Boyz and Inner City Posse, the group introduced supernatural- and horror-themed lyrics as a means of distinguishing itself stylistically. The duo founded the independent record label Psychopathic Records with Alex Abbiss as manager, and produced and starred in the feature films Big Money Hustlas and Big Money Rustlas. They formed their own professional wrestling promotion, Juggalo Championship Wrestling, and have collaborated with many hip hop and rock musicians.

The songs of Insane Clown Posse center thematically on the mythology of the Dark Carnival, a metaphoric limbo in which the lives of the dead are judged by one of several entities. The Dark Carnival is elaborated through a series of stories called Joker’s Cards, each of which offers a specific lesson designed to change the “evil ways” of listeners before “the end consumes us all”.

Near mint, 1st print. Bagged & Boarded.