I’m not going to lie, when I first saw the synopsis for this book, I didn’t even really look too much into it; I just saw that Brian Buccellato was involved and I was interested. I have been a fan of his ever since he did a signing at one of my local comic book stores, Pittsburgh Comics. Not only has his work for DC on the Flash and Batman: Detective Comics series been solid, his Indie work has been spot-on as well (if you haven’t checked out Sons of the Devil you’re missing out).
But the creator of the series is actually J. Young, (Jennifer Young) and she has a very interesting take on the whole zombie genre. The Twist on this particular zombie tale is that it’s a virus that once contracted, you hunger for flesh yet are still the same person that you were before: you can think, are aware of what’s going on around you, and can feel things like a normal person. These people don’t even want to eat others, but they have to in order to survive. Just imagine what it would be like to have to eat your fellow man just to live.
What makes this story so unique is that these zombies have remorse for what they do. And one thing I really enjoyed (that most zombie stories fail at) is the fact this one actually gives the origin of where the virus came from and it actually makes sense.
I can’t say that I remember seeing this artist (Matias Bergara) work before, but he does a very good job with this title. His style is a little bit more on the cartoonish side, but it’s still realistic-looking enough that it doesn’t throw you out of the story. I’m really interested to see what he does for the rest of the series: because from what I can tell, just from this first issue. is that there appears to be some pretty cool stuff coming down the line for this series.
I give it 4 out of 5 whiskey shots