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Comic Review: Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers – Issue 0

Issue: Z-Girl & the 4 Tigers – Issue 0
Writer: Jeff Marsick
Artist: Kirk Manley
Letters: Kirk Manley
Colors: Name
Publisher: Studio Z
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 44
Price: $5.00

“From independent publisher Studio Z comes the debut comic book about A female zombie warrior and her unique special forces unit whose mission is to protect the world from all manner of demon, devil and monster that threaten humanity. In 300 BC, venerable Lao Tzu, the father of Taoism, looked upon the evil ravaging China and set about finding ancient warrior spirits who would defend humanity and prevent the future zombie apocalypse as foretold in the ancient epic of Gilgamesh. These spirits, his Tigers, would be contained in human hosts. And to lead them, a fifth tiger, the center that commands the others, he selected a special kind of immortal being, a female zombie. If a Tiger is killed, the spirit seeks out a suitable replacement and is then drawn to Z-Girl through the sacred tattoos that bond the team to her. Z-Girl uses an ancient regenerative myst to repair herself as well as keep her more base instincts and hungers in check. Centuries after their creation, Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers continue to fulfill the prophecies of Lao Tzu, and currently operate as agents of the secretive Department of Irregular Warfare. Outfitted with the latest in high-tech weaponry and capable of engaging threats anywhere on the planet, Z-Girl and the Four Tigers are often called upon to be the last line of defense against unthinkable and unimaginable evils.”

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
Oh, that was nice, what a great looking book. Right off the bat I loved the distinction between that history recaps and the more modern stuff, except it wasn’t like that on the final story. However it didn’t matter too much, because overall this looked great from start to finish. A great looking cover leads you into some nice black and white interior pages. The character designs are fun and done with great detail from page to page. Then you are treated to a great pin-up gallery. Overall, a winner.

Story: 4.5 out of 5
I wouldn’t list this as a typical anthology. Instead it’s more of a great introduction into this world told through some shorts. Well I guess that’s an anthology then huh? It don’t matter I loved it from start to finish. A fun idea that is done exceedingly well. Great dialogue is just the starting point as the adventures progress you just get more sucked into this world. A great read.

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
Great art ?. Great story ?. What! Two check marks? Well I guess this one set out to accomplish something and succeeded! I loved it from start to finish. It was a strong solid read, but now I wonder when I will get number 1 and that makes me a sad head. So hurry it up over there, because I got a craving for more Z-Girl!

If you would like to buy or know more about Z-Girl & the 4 Tigers #0 you can find it at http://www.zgirl.org

Comic Review: Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers – Issue 0


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