â€śFollow the frantic journey of Doctor Ian Scott, a man seeking his one ray of hope in a post-apocalyptic nightmare United States. The zombies have come and (mostly) gone, but the disease is still out there, threatening the survivors. The country swarms with roving packs of wild animalsâ€”and worse, desperate humansâ€”ready to do whatever it takes to survive. Through it all, one man must drive from Colorado to New York to reunite with the woman he lovesâ€¦before itâ€™s too late for either of them!â€ś
Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
If the cover is not enough for you on this one, then you will be sold on the interiors. Now I am not 100% familiar with the art styles of Antarctic Press books, but from what I know they tend to lean more towards the Manga look. Not all of them of course, but I think the majority do. So to have this book finally in hand I have to say I am happy with the way the art went. It is fantastic looking black and white book, I would have preferred the color no other way, that has more realistic art qualities to it. The few zombies we see are gore-geous! I have one downside though and it came in the letter department. I did not like the choice of font, solely based on the Eâ€™s. It was very distracting. That is my only complaint on the artistic side.
Story: 4.0 out of 5
Iâ€™ll start off by saying there is a great forward on the inside cover by Brian Keene. It is a nice introduction to the book where he explains why this is going to be a different zombie book, as if the title doesnâ€™t tell you that. Basically we have a good solid first issue here. We setup the world, get introduced to the characters and are given the basic plot. Dialogue is great, pacing is spot on. Itâ€™s just a nice build up issue that gets you ready for what is to come. So light action and more talk but it works very well.
Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
Great artwork and a great building story really make this one a book you need to check out. Personally I have not read Brianâ€™s novels, but I have to admit that I am intrigued to, to get a sense of how he approaches the zombie culture. As I mentioned on a recent podcast show, I love the idea behind this. Presenting a world where were no longer watching people survive rise of the zombie, but instead seeing how they cope with the world after. Anyone who enjoys Resurrection I think needs to give this one a look. I canâ€™t wait to see how this universe is formed based on the information given here. I am putting my must read stamp on this series now!
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Comic Review: The Last Zombie – Issue 1