Issue: A Very Zombie Christmas
Writers: Joseph Wight, Fred Perry, David Hutchinson
Artists: Joseph Wight, Fred Perry, David Hutchinson
Editor: Doug Dlin, Wes Hartman
Cover: Lee Duhig
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Release Date: December 2009
“Remember that classic holiday film about what the world would’ve been like if someone had never been alive? Well, this isn’t quite the same… This winter, the weather outside isn’t the only thing that’s frightful! The wrong sort of holidays spirits are on the loose as zombies roam the streets, spreading their own gift that keeps on giving. You’d better watch out…“
Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
I LIKE IT! Not one part of this entire issue was unappealing to my eyes. The first story had a really great realistic gritty feel to it, the second was a mix of gore and childlike imagery and the third was this awesome sketchy noir look. Overall what worked the best was the black and white look. Any color and I think it would have killed this issue. The characters in each story are unique very well done. Just awesome overall.
Story: 4.0 out of 5
This is an anthology that gets it right. Each story is self contained, packs a great punch and makes me want more. Each story was unique too. “The Littlest Zombie Meets Santa” is by far my favorite because it is something I would never expect to read. Each story though is just done right.
Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
There is really only one way to sum this issue up, it’s just an amazing anthology. I know that non-horror readers wonder how the zombie genre has not worn thin yet, and this book is a great example on why it hasn’t. The stories are solid and the artwork is high above the bar. This is not what I expected when buying this issue but I am so pleased with what I got. This one is a must buy on my Christmas list.
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