'68: Rule of War #1

'68: Rule of War #1

Writer: Mark Kidwell Artist: Jeff Zornow Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

In a doom-shadowed Cambodia infested with the living dead, CIA Special Agent Declan Rule and his canine companion Nero stalk a human monster, a neurosurgeon bent on carrying out grisly experiments that turn P.O.W.s into vicious instruments of war. In Vietnam, Private Kuen Yam and his ragtag band of survivors battle their way across a murderous no-man's-land in a desperate search for a ticket to the skies. The war is over, but the battle for humanity's survival has just begun. Courage will be tested, sanity will be pushed to the breaking point and the rules of war...will be broken.

  • 8.3
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Apr 2, 2014

    This is not the kind of comic I normally pick up at all, but despitethat I enjoyed it throurougly. The gore was over the top, the dialogwas action-movie cheesy, and the story was completely unbelievable,which was the point. I had a blast, and I'll be back for more as soonas issue #2 hits the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Bree Ogden Apr 4, 2014

    Im excited to see where this new arc in the 68 timeline takes us. The combination of a historical war atmosphere and the absurdity of zombies is entirely too creepy and the satanic Doctor Morneau hits high on the disturbing Richter scale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Apr 2, 2014

    '68: Rule of War provides a continued look at the alternate history of the Vietnam War filled with zombies.  As with previous volumes, the creators include some facts about the elements they pulled into the story, so you get the historical significance to the plot.  It's not like they just made this all up.  Now what do we have to do to get this taught in schools?  It would probably help kids pay a bit more attention to this event in class, no? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Jules Boyle Apr 1, 2014

    War is full of horror at the best of times, but Kidwell and Zornow are cranking it up just a little bit more here, with a comic that sits above the endless landfill zombie titles currently cluttering up the shelves. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Apr 2, 2014

    When "'68" first began eight years ago, it was among the first comics of the zombie genre to cross-pollenate with other genres come up with something at least a little different. With "'68: Rule of War" #1, the touch of science fiction continues to freshen the series, and it's off to an appropriately and pleasingly grotesque start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Rhymes With Geek - David Melton Apr 1, 2014

    Declan's story was highly-entertaining. Wish the whole comic was about him. If they can round out the other characters in the next few issues, I can see this being a really fun read. At the moment what we have is a lot of action, a lot of blood, and a lot of zombies. It's what you'd expect from a story like this. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Apr 2, 2014

    I didn't enjoy it very much. The story was uninspired and at parts rather insipid, while the art was crude and the characters bland. If you desperately want to read this story, despite my criticisms, my only advice is wait for the trade; there are too many threads to follow in the monthly series. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    seksienvoy Apr 2, 2014

    Ok, so it's Vietnam...with zombies...and bio-mechanical zombies...and dogs biting throats out. So why do I feel me'h about the whole concept. First of all, I feel like the reader is dropped into the middle of a story and asked to piece it together. That's fine, but a few more clues tying the pieces together would have helped. I may give this book another try next month, but I feel at 6.5 I'm almost being generous.

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