Zombie #1

Writer: Mike Raicht Artist: Kyle Hotz Publisher: Marvel Max Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Sep 17, 2006

    Heres the bottom line: if you dont enjoy zombie stories, you need to pass this one by. Zombie isnt going to change your mind about the sub-genre. This is not a reinvention of the zombie story; this very much adheres to the conventions of the zombie story. But if youre devoted to the zombie sub-genre and havent yet had your fill of comic books involving zombies, then Id recommend you purchase this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Sep 17, 2006

    Mike Raichts story is just getting started. Theres nothing terribly new here, but the characters are interesting; a key element in a horror story. Raichts style is fast-paced with a little bit of humor. I have a good feeling about the rest of this story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Mike Williams Sep 17, 2006

    And that hopefully is what keeps me from ranking this first issue higher: while Raicht and Hotz offer up the beginnings of a solid zombie tale, thats all it is: solid. There is nothing in the first issue that zombie enthusiasts havent seen before (somebodys neck being bit in half? Been there, done that), and the conspiratorial-tone about the origin of the undead is a bit too familiar. Heck, even the kidnapping plot is similar to From Dusk Til Dawn, just trade the vampires for zombies. What distinguishes one zombie tale from the next are the twists and turns the writer includes, not allowing the readers to know what to expect in the next frame (which include the methods of dispatching the living and the dead). The first issue establishes the overwhelming odds the living face; to truly be memorable, the rest of the series needs to crank it up a notch and get creative with the death we expect. I believe Raicht and Hotz are up for it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Sep 17, 2006

    Great-looking it may be, but Zombie is dragged down by lacklustre writing and is incredibly disappointing as a result. The original comic was a less gothy and pretentious version of The Crow; what weve got now is a less interesting and exciting version of Return of the Living Dead 2. What a lifeless comic. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Aronson Sep 17, 2006

    The only benefit of this being a Max book is that surely no one will pay any attention to it. It follows gracelessly behind the inspired Marvel Zombies series and hopefully no one will think to associate the two. R.I.P. Read Full Review

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