Writer: Rob Anderson
Artist: Dafu Yu
Publisher: Big Dog Ink
Release Date: 2012
“In the wake of a zombie apocalypse, a small band of animals, led by a hyper-intelligent Golden Retriever named Rex, and accompanied by a baseball bat-wielding gorilla, begin their cross-country journey in the hope of finding safety…and a home.”
Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
Here is a question: What would happen to our pets in the event of a zombie apocalypse? Rex Zombie Killer is here to answer that for us, as this group of three dogs, a cat, and a gorilla team up for survival in the new world of the walking dead. The artwork in this issue is really nice. The colors pop off of every page which lends to how the book reads, but I can’t help but wonder how this one might have looked had it been done in black and white.
The character designs are great, the zombies look GORE-Geous, and the consistency from panel to panel is spot on. The writing is full of action and progresses at a good pace. I did like the inclusion of back stories on some of the main cast, and can only hope that the rest will be covered in issues to come. The story itself comes off as all age material, and I am guessing that is based on the main cast being animals. This is why color pages work here, because if you went black and white people might expect a grittier story to be presented.
Overall I think this is a good all ages read. It might not have the gore that some are looking for, and it is not for them. This issue tells a good story about survival on a different level than what we are bombarded with every month. I say it is easily worth checking out.
Artwork: 4.0 out of 5 • Story: 4.0 out of 5
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