'68: Jungle Jim #1

'68: Jungle Jim #1

Writer: Mark Kidwell Artist: Jeff Zornow Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 3, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Vietnam, 1968: Behind enemy lines, Private Brian Curliss is alone. The enemy caged him, the dead want to devour him and the voices in his head are driving him to madness. A madness that emerges in the form of an unstoppable killing machine wrapped in burlap and bamboo...

Curliss is a one-man-army, sworn to wade through a wet red jungle gone straight to hell in search of a ghost named Jungle Jim. To the Viet Cong, he's a nightmare. To POWs trapped in enemy hands, he's salvation. To the legions of shambling, hungry dead...He's the Grim Reaper in a gas mask.

MeatGrinder Studios and Image Comics return to the grim world of '68 with an all-new, four-issue series continuing the story of Jungle Jim. The brutal sequel to the original one-shot, Jungle Jim #1 fleshes out the new dark star of the Vietnam/Zombie apocalypse. Scripted by Mark Kidwell with savage artwork by Jeff Zornow and Jay Fotos. Covers by Jeff Zornow, Nat Jones and Jay Fotos.

  • 8.8
    Fangoria - Svetlana Fedotov Apr 10, 2013

    Writer Mark Kidwell, does an amazing job of staying faithful to both. He treats the world seriously, keeping true to the lingo and factual events of the time, while perfectly melding in the supernatural angle. Jeff Zornow's illustrations don't skimp on the violence either, creating every panel a splash page of violence, emotion, and grotesque detail. This series is a solid addition to any collection, be they a fan of shock, history, or something a little in between. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Apr 3, 2013

    So if you like zombies but are in search of a story with a new take then '68: Jungle Jim is a worthy read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - ShadowJayd Apr 4, 2013

    Overall, “'68: Jungle Jim” #1 is riot and a half that delivers bloody action, and a super fun visual experience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Connor Russell Apr 3, 2013

    All in all I thought this issue, although not amazing it was decently executed. It has done its job in raising my curiosity and my need to have it satisfied. It is a series that I would like to continue reading because I want to see how everything is going to be done. I know fans of horror and zombies will love this. The biggest annoyance is how much the character talks to himself, it was kind of off-putting. We get it, the guy is possibly insane… Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Elijah Williams Apr 7, 2013

    If you are not a fan of the zombie genre, this will not change your mind. If you are looking for a deep examination of the zombie genre, skip this book. But if you just want some bloody, zombie smashing fun, then this is the book for you. '68 - Jungle Jim #1 earns 3 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

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