THE ELTINGVILLE CLUB by Evan Dorkin
The Eltingville Club (full name: the Eltingville Comic Book, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Role-Playing Club) is made up of four high school guys. Bill Dickey is most interested in comic books and science fiction; he's also the most likely to lash out -- verbally and physically -- at anything he dislikes or anyone who disagrees with him. Josh Levy is focused on science fiction and television shows; as the overweight member of the group, he suffers through constant fat jokes. Pete DiNunzio is most interested in horror and is a bit pretentious in his views. And Jerry Stokes is the group's gamer; he's the quietest and nicest member of the group, and also annoys the others with his frequent impersonation of Twiki from Buck Rogers.
The Eltingville Club is full of cursing, grossness, and horrible behavior. It's also laugh-out-loud funny; and, in the world of the Internet, disturbingly accurate. It's savagely funny.
Overall grade: A
Reviewed by James Lynch