Cannibal Vol. 1

Cannibal Vol. 1

Writer: Steve Buccellato, Jennifer Young Artist: Matias Bergara Publisher: Image Comics Trade Paperback: March 8, 2017, $9.99 Issues: 4, Issue Reviews: 30
8.3Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

A category five hurricane sweeps through the Southeast, uprooting ancient mosquitoes carrying a virus that causes the infected to crave human flesh. One year later, with no cure in sight, the region has become split over what to do with the victims. For the Hansen family, the answer is simple: kill them. However, all of that changes when the virus infects people they love. CANNIBAL is about a small Everglades town that is just trying to hold onto their everyday lives at the dawn of a cannibal pandemic. Told through the eyes of the Hansen family, it's an anti-apocalypse story about a community that is too damn stubborn to give in. Collects CAN more

Rating Collected Issues Reviews
Cannibal #1 11
Cannibal #2 5
Cannibal #3 1
Cannibal #4 2
  • 6.0
    Kgphil01 Jun 2, 2017

    What we have with Cannibal seems to be a somewhat different take on the over saturated zombie craze. Instead of bunch of brain dead infected we get infected who are clearly of their own mind and making choices of who they eat. While this premise is interesting enough there just isn't much here to set its self apart. There is little to no backstory in this first volume so we really are not given anything to really care about with these characters. The pacing seems very disjointed jumping around to different plot points to the point where I kept rereading things to make sure I didn't miss a page. The biggest issue I have with the book though is the art. There is hardly any detail in the characters that makes it very hard to know what is happening and which characters are involved. There is a big reveal at the end of issue 3 that honestly you cant tell if the character presented is one you already know which would be a huge deal or just a generic person we have yet to meet. This really brings down what could of been a very intriguing hook. Overall this isn't a bad book by any means and I'll give it another volume to see if it's cleaned up at all!

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