Book Review: Zombies Vs. Cheerleaders – Issue 1

Issue: Zombies vs. Cheerleaders #1
Writer: Steven L. Frank
Artists: Ben Glendenning, Jessica Hickman, Frankie B. Washington
Colors: Anthony Hochrein
Letters: Josh Aitken
Cover Artists: Justin Ridge, Jessica Hickman, Jason Worthington, Andy Black, Mark Bloodworth
Editor: Steven L. Frank
Publisher: Moonstone
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 32
Price: $3.99

“Morbid or funny, and sometimes morbidly funny, top talent bring eclectic tales of Zombies vs Cheerleaders. Based on the hit trading card series from 5FINITY Productions, read the exciting stories of the two things everyone loves: zombies and cheerleaders! Writer Steven L. Frank teams with artists Benjamin Glendenning, Jessica Hickman, Frankie B Washington, and David Namisato in this rip roaring first issue! Variant covers by Jason Worthington, Justin Ridge, & Jessica Hickman. The back cover is sketch friendly!“

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
This was the highlight of this book. I mean that on all fronts. The covers rock, the art is good, the colors are nice and so is the lettering. I like the cartoonish look and feel that the book has, it played well with the stories. The covers all rock. You have 5 choices to go with, I lean toward Mark Bloodworth’s because I have always been a fan. You also get treated to a few pinups at the end of the book and they are really cool too. So I mean that artwork does deliver on this.

Story: 2.0 out of 5
So I don’t have too much to really praise here. At first I was thinking it would be a cool B-Movie style book, but it took a few steps too far in my opinion. The jokes boarded on being a little to dull, and were on almost every panel. Granted the idea and concept here isn’t one I expect a great storyline from, but it easily just went way over the top.

Dying Breath: 2.5 out of 5
You know I think I can sum this one up by saying, if your looking for something different but not deep than maybe this is for you. I liked the artwork and felt it went with the story well, but the story itself was just too over the top. To many jokes, placed way to often push this one past the B-Movie feel. My suggestion is to pass and just grab Chaos Campus instead.

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