WE, THE GUARDIANS OF THE GENRE, DO VOW TO ABSTAIN FROM ALL THAT IS MUNDANE AND REVEL IN AND GLORIFY ALL OF THE MANY WONDERS THAT COME WITH THE
ACCEPTANCE OF THE GREAT AND GOOD GENRES!
SCIENCE FICTION! FANTASY! HORROR!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I, ZOMBIE - A NEW TAKE ON ZOMBIE COMICS
I’ve been reading lots of wicked cool horror comics lately, but a new comic that has a unique feel to it is I, Zombie published by DC’s Vertigo line of comics. I was drawn (no pun intended) to this title by Mike Allred’s art, as I’ve been a long-time fan of his Madman comics for years. However, once I read the first issue of I, Zombie - a bargain at the introductory price of just $1.00 – I was even more impressed by the subtle writing style of Chris Roberson. Roberson gradually introduces you to the setting (Eugene, Oregon), the main character (Gwen Dylan) her occupation (gravedigger) and her unusual friends (Ellie – a ghost - and Scott: aka: Spot – a were-terrier). Not until the end of the first issue is it confirmed that our P.O.V. character Gwen is a zombie and that she needs to eat a fresh human brain at least once-a-month or she will go all “Night of the Living Dead”. Unfortunately, eating recently deceased human brains has a nasty side effect for Gwen – other than their foul taste: She is overcome by the dead person’s recent memories. In the case of her most recent meal, those thoughts include his murder and she finds herself compelled to find his murderer. I, Zombie is a unique blend of horror, mystery and humor that I recommend to fans of any of these genres. Check it out freaks!
Check out a short preview story introducing Gwen and her friends from I, Zombie, that was originally published in The House of Mystery Halloween Annual last October.