Jesus Hates Zombies featuring Lincoln Hates Werewolves Vol.1 Review

Posted on June 12, 2009

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Issue : Jesus Hates Zombies featuring Lincoln Hates Werwolves Vol.1
Writer :
Steven Lindsay
Artist: Steve Cobb
Publisher: Alterna Comics
Release Date: September 2008
Pages: 64
Price: $7.95

What a gem in disguise this was! I will admit that I figured it just uses Jesus as a gimmick for sales. So if that’s true nice job because the stories that are found between the thicker sheets of paper are fantastic. If you don’t believe me, ask me how much I hate gimmick books.

Artwork: 4.4 out of 5
What really caught me was the difference from the cover art to the insides. I felt that one of the two reasons this clicked to me was the interior art. It’s cartoonish and for stories as bizarre as these were it works. I don’t want some realistic looking Jesus beating up the undead. I love how it was handled. Even the nice little back up Lincoln story at the end worked so nicely. Well done.

Story: 4.0 out of 5
So here is where I was worried the most. I figured going into it a Jesus story = boring and Lincoln was only added for a more obscure referance to sell books. Lindsay’s writing made me feel like a fool thinking that. The story was well written, full of nice jokes. If I have to be down on one thing, it was the jumping back and forth between the two stories. It makes me think that in vol. 2 they will intertwine but I found it semi distracting. Overall though I liked it.

Dying Breath: 4.2 out of 5
So how do you lock me in for the long haul? Horror and humor. That simple. This book works so well on all levels. I can honestly say I am searching for ways to dig up some more cash so I can get Vol. 2. Bottom line,  great story and great art and one new fan.

For more info and to purchase Jesus Hates Zombies featuring Lincoln Hates Werwolves Vol.1 please go to http://www.alternacomics.com/

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