Pestilence #1

Pestilence #1

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Oleg Okunev Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: May 3, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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NEW SERIES! It's the late 14th Century, and a Great Pestilence-the "Black Death"- is sweeping across Europe, killing over 100 million people. BUT, what if history as we know it was a lie? What if, in reality, this was no straightforward plague, but the FIRST non-recorded Zombie Infestation of man? Ex-Crusader Roderick Helms and his fellow "black ops" agents the Church, Fiat Lux, must seek out the cause of this undead outbreak and vanquish it before mankind ceases to exist! Written by the master of violence, gore, and mayhem, Frank Tieri (Marvel vs Capcom, Wolverine, Deadpool), with spectacular art from Disney illustrator, Oleg Okunev, and cov more

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 6, 2017

    The truth about the Crusades is finally told and you'd be dead wrong to miss it. Great characters and detailed art make this a must read. It's already going to a second printing, so grab one while you can! Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall May 22, 2017

    I always enjoy AfterShock's comics because stories are told with such high quality! I love the level of engaging both character and plot in this debut issue and will be back for more! If you can't get enough zombie in your reading diet, be sure to let Pestilence ravage you! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Kyle Malone May 25, 2017

    By the time we reach the last panel, we understand that the Church want more from Roderick and his men than they may have signed up for. Yes, they survived the Crusades. Now, they have to survive the Black Death. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley May 4, 2017

    So buy this book, but it's not for the faint of heart. If your not offended by concept of exposed mammary glands and brains on blades, you will enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 3, 2017

    With Frank Tieri at the helm of the story and some pretty great artwork from Oleg Okunev, there's a lot to like with this series. We don't get many properties that really deal with this period and it is one that's open to a lot of interpretation and twists to tell some fun stories that tweak history in new directions. It's not a slow start per se but a familiar start – and I'm grateful for that. So many books just drop you in the middle without enough context, insisting that the hook must be at the start and dominate the opener, that something a bit more traditional like this is refreshing. It's a very well put together book that can go in a lot of ways depending on how long it'll ultimately run, but it should serve up some great swords and zombie material that could expand in some twisty ways if I know Tieri's works. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 4, 2017

    Writer Frank Tieri tends to do his best work with projects that combine horror and violent action with a little bit of silliness. With that in mind, fans should feel right at home with Pestilence. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Chris Campbell May 5, 2017

    Tieri and Okunev have put together an action filled, and different zombie story. Tieri has written a great start to what promises to be a fun zombie killing adventure with just the right amount of danger for the heroes. Okunevs art is the perfect complement for this story and the reader should enjoy all the little details. Pick up this issue becausePestilence promises to bring light to the darkness of the run-of-the-mill zombie apocalypse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Apr 4, 2017

    Excellent introduction to a tale of medieval undead hunting that does well at introducing its principal characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson May 3, 2017

    Pestilence reads like an awesome Dungeons & Dragons game that you want to be a part of. You have a formidable party that's seen its fair share of adventures riding headlong into a horde of zombies that will present untold dangers and possibly little to no reward (except maybe some sweet experience points). They're doing this because it's the right thing to do and the people need them. They're the heroes the world needs, armed with swords and daggers, they will ride into battle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas May 7, 2017

    AfterShock continues to impress me and while another zombie book may not appeal to you at first, Tieri's writing makes this one fun and Okunev's art is makes it exciting and memorable. I'll be back for more of Pestilence and I'm hoping the creators can give us something we may not have seen before within the genre. I'm confident they will! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Andrew Wheeler Apr 28, 2017

    Pestilence is a strong start to what looks to be an exciting and terrifying story with amazing art. If you're a fan of zombies, this is not a book you want to miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 28, 2017

    While the story itself isnt exactly reinventing the wheel, the execution is definitely to be applauded, and the enthusiasm with which Tieri and Okunev are attacking the subject matter suggests that this series may very well end up being a hell of a lot more fun than it realistically has any right to be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen May 8, 2017

    Humans may not have succumbed to the plague so much as became the disease itself, a not-so subtle commentary on the long arm of The Church over the ages. Regardless of how one interprets intent, Pestilence runs rampant with fire and brimstone and unhinged jaws. It's here to liven up one of the darker chapters of human history with wanton havoc. Read Full Review

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