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Book Review: 28 Days Later – Issue 5

Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Marek Oleksicki
Colors: Nick Filardi
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Editors: Ian Brill, Matt Gagnon
Cover Artists: Tim Bradstreet, Sean Phillips
Publisher: Boom Studios
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 24 pages
Price: $3.99

“They are trapped among The Infected. They have no supplies. Most of their crew has been killed. Selena, Clint and Derrick must get to London, but will they make it? Selena knows how to survive, but that was when she was trying to get out of London. Now she’s going back in.“

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
In this issue we welcome artist Marek Oleksicki into the strange plague filled world of 28 Days later. First of all I was kind of surprised to see the change, but I think that he did an amazing job giving this new storyline it’s own feel. The character designs are kind of the same from person to person, but he did an amazing job capturing the story that I didn’t mind one bit. The covers and colors are just as spot on, and it’s just a nice standard to come to expect this great look for this series.

Story: 4.5 out of 5
This was a great issue. The storyline back tracks on itself and it’s just so fresh. I love how they are going into some detail on what happened in the States and other places in the world when the outbreak took place. This issue does a great job of setting up the new storyline, and while it’s not action packed, it’s good reading.

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
I am seriously loving this series. Sure were only 5 issue in at this point but I don’t see how it can go wrong. The artwork and story are so exciting that I can not turn away. Expect a slower issue here as we build into the new storyline, but don’t think for a second your being let down. I love that the gap between the two movies is being filled and I think that any fan would have to own these books.

If you would like to buy 28 Days Later #5 you can pick it up on Wednesday, January 6 at your local comic shop. For more on Boom Studios please check out http://www.boom-studios.com/

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