Last Resort #1 – Review

Posted on September 29, 2009


Issue: Last Resort #1
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Giancarlo Caracuzzo
Letters: Chris Mowry
Editors: Scott Dunbier
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date:
July 2009
Pages: 24
Price: $3.99

“A zombie epic that pays homage to 1970s exploitation films and disaster movies like Airport and Towering Inferno. In an entertaining and darkly over-the-top celebration of gore and sex, The Last Resort transforms a Caribbean paradise into a biological wasteland populated with homicidal flesh-eating vacationers!

Artwork: 3.8 out of 5
The interior artwork on this series has it’s moments if you ask me. I can find myself loving one panel then hating the next. Luckily I liked a lot more than I didn’t like. The covers are what I love the most, especially the Darwyn Cooke one. Yummy! Overall I like the look of whats going on and I think it fits good with the genre.  

Story: 4.0 out of 5
This is a first issue I can read over and over. It has all the strong points I look for. A nice intro that’s not too heavy, some good action scenes and a cliffhanger ending. A great job on going from point A to point B. You get a small but good understanding of the main cast and how they get to the island they will probably all die on. I love it!

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
I love what is going on here. I am starting to notice series paying more attention to first issues, whether it be through the art that gets you to grab it off the shelf or the nice plot development inside. Zombies and tourists are a great combo and I am just ready to expand on some more carnage after this great ending.

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