'68: Homefront #1

'68: Homefront #1

Writer: Mark Kidwell Artist: Kyle Charles Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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In 1968, the horrors of the Vietnam war invaded every American living room. On February 13th of that year, a new war began, bringing horror...and hunger home to stay. '68: HOMEFRONT returns the series to the American heartland and the small, sleepy town of Harbinger, Pennsylvania (home of the Heralds) in the first two-issue story arc, "'68: PEECE AND LOVE." Fresh accident victims sit up on morticians' slabs, a busload of visiting athletes rises from wet red asphalt to become an army of the damned, and Jenny Love-homecoming queen, cheerleader, and girl next door-prepares to reveal her deepest secret to the world. A secret in the form of leather-clad town bad boy, Johnny Love.

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Sep 12, 2014

    Kyle Charles and Jay Fotos' artwork is spot-on; serving up the close-up gore we've come to expect from a '68 series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva-Dittrich Sep 10, 2014

    Good start to a miniseries that promises fireworks Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Kristina Poffenroth Sep 15, 2014

    The art in this book is pretty much exactly what youd expect from a zombie comic: its dark, lines are thick and sketch-like, and theres a gritty quality to it. I am not familiar with the other 68 Zombie comics, but I assume the art and story here are consistent with the rest of the series, because Kyle Charles has the zombie art style down pat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Oct 7, 2014

    All in all, fans of the first will love this. My main problem is understanding whether this is for hardcore zombie fans or for new readers looking to explore a well told story. In either case, it's certainly enjoyable, but its formulaic plot elements hold it down too much. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Sep 10, 2014

    All in, its a solid opening salvo featuring some fantastic artwork, but a little background reading might be required to fully appreciate the premise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Martin Ferretti Nov 7, 2014

    Overall, '68 Homefront #3 is not my favorite issue of this long running series, but does serve as a pretty good zombie story. I'm curious to see how the threads which were introduced here will be resolved in the next issue and whether they'll be reintroduced in future installments of the series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Sep 9, 2014

    In any case, this is a zombie comic for the fans. It hits all the retro marks and offers enough detail to enjoy as a stand-alone title. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Nevin Jones Sep 10, 2014

    '68: Homefront is for fans of the series and genre who just want more zombies. If you want more zombies, but this time in 1968 America instead of Vietnam, this book is for you. With that being said, I can't say I found anything special about it. There's no original spark to be found in the story, and while the art is great, it's not the kind that will carry the whole book. Read Full Review

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