Graveyard of Empires #1
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Graveyard of Empires #1

Writer: Mark Sable Artist: Paul Azaceta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 15, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Afghanistan. Marines face a never-ending onslaught of Taliban. But even hell can get worse. The dead are coming back to life in The Graveyard of Empires, and only together can both sides of the today's conflict survive tomorrow's undead assault. Writer MARK SABLE (Unthinkable, Two-Face Year One) reunites with his GROUNDED co-creator, PAUL AZACETA (Amazing Spider-Man) to tell this controversial tale of terror. 32 FULL PAGES OF STORY!

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jun 19, 2011

    This was a really strong first issue. It's hard to escape comparing this comic to 68 (Image's current miniseries focusing on zombies during the Vietnam War), but this is a superior comic to 68. The characterization is spot on and the art is really strong. I highly recommend this comic! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - David O'Leary Jun 6, 2011

    Graveyard of Empires goes on sale the 15th of June and I hope as many people as possible check it out as war stories of this calibre are hard to find these days in comics and with the twist in the tale, what comes next bodes very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - Jamesdlogan Jun 25, 2011

    The story leads up to a situation very similar to how the book starts with a slight twist that leads into the rest of the series. I dont want to give away too much, but the one SPOILER I will give is that if you enjoy The Walking Dead, it is likely that you will enjoy this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Jun 16, 2011

    I still have interest in where this series goes from here now that zombies are running amuck in Afghanistan. If Sable can establish an emotional core to his series, then we might be in for a few entertaining issues to round out this mini. While issue #1 didn't fully hold my attention, I'm remaining optimistic for the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jun 30, 2011

    Mark Sable's script captures a realistic vision of a modern war zone as well. The timing of this comic's release is good, given the fact that the war in Afghanistan has been back in the news as of late. Nevertheless, this particular platoons actions and interactions are confusing, in part because the characters aren't identified clearly enough, not only visually but in the dialogue as well. As I said, it was on Azaceta's reputation alone that I picked up this comic book, so I was unaware of what the story was about. As a result, it was frustrating to discover that all of the real-world setup, politics and interpersonal dynamics throughout the bulk of this comic turned out to be secondary to yet another zombie story. there are no hints that the shift in genre is coming. Sable really needed to get to the pint more quickly so the reader doesn't invest in a topical war story. Read Full Review

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