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The Rise #1

Writer: George C. Romero Artist: Diego Yapur Publisher: Heavy Metal Release Date: April 7, 2021 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

The film Night of the Living Dead changed popular culture forever, and now George C. Romero, the son of legendary film director George A. Romero, tells the story before the worst night on Earth. Learn about the death, destruction, and tragedy that led to the birth of the modern zombie in this prequel horror saga to the most significant and influential horror film franchise in history!

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Max Funkey Apr 7, 2021

    The Rise #1 is a surprisingly great addition to the Living Dead Saga and a strong case for prequels on a story that many would have believed didnt need one. Romero is excellent as a storyteller here, and the creative team around him brings every page vividly to life. If youre a horror fan, a zombie fan, or just love those movies, then this is one you wont want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 7, 2021

    The Rise #1 is a solid comic. It does well to establish why this dangerous work is happening and hints as to the tragedy to come. It feels like a prequel to so many zombie stories though and not sure it really nails down Romero's father's work. But, it's still really good with a build-up of the tragedy we know will come. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Christian Hoffer Apr 7, 2021

    The story itself isn't anything particularly special, and Yapur's photo-realistic artwork is marred by the choice to head to an impoverished Haitian village to seek out the secret to reanimation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    the_comic_book_club Apr 16, 2021

    The Rise
    Issue: 1

    Publisher: @heavymetal
    Writer: @georgecromero
    Artist: @diegoyapur
    Colorist: @dc_alonso
    Letterer: @saidatemofonte
    Editor: @illmasterone

    George C. Romero, son of the director of the iconic film Night of the Living Dead, finally gives us the story before the worst night on Earth. This prequel horror story shows us the death, destruction and tragedy that led to the creation of one of the greatest zombie horror films of all time, Night of the Living Dead.

    I’m not so sure a movie as iconic as Night of the Living Dead needed a prequel story. It is a horror classic that still holds up decades after its release. A prequel story is now here and who better to w more

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