Sunday, May 25, 2014

{Comic Book Review} The Other Dead by Joshua Ortega, Digger T Mesch, Qing Ping Mui

The Other Dead
by Joshua Ortega, Digger T Mesch, Qing Ping Mui (Illustrations)
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Released: May 20th 2014 by
Genre: Fiction- Adult/ Older Teen: Graphic Novel, zombies,
How I got it: NetGalley

The world's first Zombie Animal epic is here! A deadly hurricane threatens New Orleans just as a frightening and mysterious outbreak hits the animal kingdom! Join all-star creators Kevin Eastman, Joshua Ortega, and Digger T. Mesch for this highly anticipated new horror series! With art by rising star Qing Ping Mui.

Review: First thing I have to say, despite the basic cover art the illustrations are great. Lots of gore and fine detail that you would expect in a zombie based comic. Let's just say you're not going to want to read this while eating.
The concept of animals being infected with the zombie virus or whatever, you really don't know what causes this outbreak, is new and had a lot of potential. I was really excited to see how this played out. Unfortunately it didn't quite live up to it's potential. The plot was pretty basic, zombie movie stuff. Our "heroes" consist of two punks, a stripper, a sick kid, the President and his chief of staff, I think. None really made me want to route for them, ok maybe the kid but I think that was more pity. On top of the zombie epidemic, there is also a hurricane a comin'. Really? The whole thing, left me thinking that SyFy would love to turn it into it's next made fore tv movie.
The only parts of the book I really liked were the zombie manatees, that was pretty freaken cool, and when the President walks into the red-necks shelter. It was done exceedingly well. Over all impression great artwork, but it needed better writing.

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