I, Zombie #1

I, Zombie #1

Writer: Chris Roberson Artist: Mike Allred Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: May 5, 2010 Cover Price: $1.00 Critic Reviews: 6
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Gwen Dylan is a gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemeteryand a zombie detective. Once a month, she has to eat a human brain both to keep from going all "Night of the Living Dead," and to keep her own memories intact. As a result, Gwen's mind is crowded with the dead person's thoughts. And lately, she feels compelled to fulfill their final requests. Torn between a mysterious mummy and a dashing young monster-hunter, Gwen is set for adventures beyond imagination! A were-terrier, a swinging '60s ghost and a pack of paintball blasting vampires complete the cast of I, ZOMBIE.Written by World Fantasy Award finalist Chris Roberson (CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE) with art by Eisner Award-winning superstar artist Michael Allred (X-Statix, Madman), I, ZOMBIE is a monster of a tale with razor-sharp prose and powerful pop artistry.Don't miss this special debut issue launching Vertigo's next monster hit, priced at just $1.00!

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk May 7, 2010

    The story is perfectly suited for Allreds pop art/hipster style of artwork. Ellies go-go girl outfit and hairdo, Spots grunge inspired look, and Gwens modern alt-rock girl ensemble all capture and reflect each characters personality and supernatural condition. Allreds work is always a refreshing experience when showcased in a book like this, and is a welcome break from the dominant superhero/sci-fi realism based work that is the standard in most comics today. While this realism is great, sometimes its fun to switch gears and enjoy a little pop art sensibility and lightheartedness. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Dan Phillips May 6, 2010

    But if part of the test of any debut issue is whether it provides enough reasons to come back for a second read, then I, Zombie #1 must be considered a partial success at the very least. Even with its unfortunate tardiness, Roberson's hook was strong enough to pique my interest, and Allred's pop-art style is always a huge asset to any story he illustrates. I'll come back for more, but with a strong urge to see Roberson do a better job of getting to the damn point in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 7, 2010

    I like the characters and I feel a ton of potential here, but at the moment, it's just that: potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett May 5, 2010

    You can't go wrong with a one dollar first issue and "I, Zombie" #1 isn't one to grab your right away, but with art from the Allreds and a few interesting moments, this issue shows that the series has potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Addiction - Paul Nolan May 11, 2010

    Michael Allred's art (yes he's normally known as Mike, but he is credited as Michael in this issue) in partnership with his wife Laura on colors bring out their usual clean and not over-busy style to make the artwork really shine but the whole package is not enough to make me buy next issue. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Major Spoilers - Victoria May 9, 2010

    Needless to say I did not enjoy this issue. I found the writing to be boring and predictable which greatly surprised me. I enjoyed Chris Roberson's work in "Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love". That series was a home run for me but I will pass on this title. I give "I, Zombie" 1 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

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