Issue: FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1
Writer: David Hine
Conceived By: Beau Flynn & Tripp Vinson
Illustrator: Roy Allan Martinez
Letters: Richard Starkings & Jimmy Betancourt
Editor: Luis Reyes
Covers: John Bolton & Clint Langley
Publisher: Radical Publishing
Release Date: October 2009
“In a world where a deadly disease transforms innocent victims into Zombies, a long dormant government task force is called to action: The Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency.
Throughout history, from the Civil War to World War II, the FVZA protected humanity from the blood-sucking, flesh-eating hordes — until a cure was discovered that sent the undead to their graves. When a new incurable strain of the virus ravages a small town in America, Agent Landra Pecos must call upon her lethal skills to eradicate the threat. But as Landra delves deeper into her investigation of the undead menace, she uncovers shocking secrets that will change her life forever.“
Artwork: 4.5 out of 5
There are a few things that look this good. Typically what I find when I check out Radical titles are dark panels where I can kind of decipher whats going on. In this issue each panel shines to near perfection. The characters are so detailed and well done on each page. The colors are vibrant and fresh. This book is gore-geous and words can almost not describe how great it looks.
Story: 4.2 out of 5
The storyline here is really interesting. A great start that leads into a nice recap of what has already come to pass that brings the reader to a nice climactic ending. What is not to love about that? The dialogue is clear and really leaves some nice room for more chapters to be covered some day. I love the idea of the viruses and how they have been controlled over the years. This issue is great from start to finish.
Dying Breath: 4.3 out of 5
This is as close to a perfect issue as you might be able to get in my mind. The artwork is just jaw dropping, especially the final page of the story. The colors add amazing depth to the overall look and then when you add the storyline in just flat out solid. My only prayer is that it won’t be rushed to an end when it comes to issue #3. This is a must read in my book not only because it’s just a great first issue, but because we all need to remember why vampires are scary and not little whinny nice guys who fall in love.
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