Sunday, 16 November 2008

Graeme has the house to himself so...

I'm reading some comics that I picked up a couple of days ago :o) Last night's party went really well, good food and good company are always a good mix! And the in-laws even did the washing up this morning (which was very nice of them)
Anyway, back to the comics and they're a bit of a mixed bag this time round...

'The Dead, Kingdom of Flies', Issue 1.



It was a zombie comic, I had to give it a try... :o) The thing is though, I'm starting to feel like I've seen it all before. There's an invasion of zombies and a ragtag bunch of firemen are holed up and waiting for the world to end (and none of them like each other either). Both 'The Walking Dead' and 'The Zombie, Simon Garth' do this better, too much emphasis on cartoony artwork and daytime TV celebrities made this one to forget as far as I was concerned. Having said that though, I'll probably see Issue Two next month and think to myself, "ooh... zombies..." :o)


Frank Frazetta's 'Deathdealer', Issue 5 (of Six).



I loved the cover art and I'm always on the lookout for fantasy comics so thought I'd give this one a go! I've now learned that starting a series five comics into a six comic run isn't the best way to go about things... (d'oh!)
The artwork is just as good on the inside as it is on the cover but there isn't a lot to the story itself. Or maybe there is and I just missed the first four issues... I may have to go back and check...


Dead of Night (Devilslayer)



If there's one thing that's guaranteed to get me to pick up a comic it will be zombies munching on the brains of the living. If there's another thing guaranteed to get me to pick up a comic it's the fact that my favourite horror author has written it! Brian Keene weaves a tale of a shadowy organisation and a soldier's fateful tour of duty in Iraq. I was drawn in by the character of Sergeant Danny Sylva and was left totally hanging by the carnage and gore soaked cliff hanger at the very end. I'll be picking the next one up, no doubt about that!

Have a good Sunday everyone! :o)

4 comments:

wendy said...

With your addiction to all things Zombie ...

Just wondered if you saw Dead Set on Sky recently? But, then, I'm sure you'd have blogged about it if you had?

I've still got it unwatched on my planner ... will get round to watching it soon.

I still haven't read World War Z yet either, maybe I should read that first? A friend at work raves about it. The last time I encountered zombies was when playing Resident Evil (was it that long ago!) ... and it was the music that nearly made me pee my pants, not the zombies and splatter :o)

wendy said...

Oh, just realised I fibbed to myself! I have read zombies recently-ish. I read Charlie Huston's Already Dead last year. How on earth could I forget that!

Graeme Flory said...

Hi Wendy,

We don't have a TV so I never got round to watching 'Dead Set', it looks good though (from the trailers that I've seen on Youtube) so I'm sure I'll end up having a look for it online...

'Already Dead' is cool. Do check out 'World War Z' though, zombie books don't get much better than this :o)

wendy said...

You know, I had a vague niggle in the back of my mind that you'd posted about not having a telly. Hope you can find the whole thing online.

Okay, I trust your recommendations ... so, I will definately buy World War Z after payday and read that before watching Dead Set :o)