Whether it be comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi, or fantasy, fan boys are all of the same breed. That’s why I was incredibly jovial when I heard of the melding of realms in Fanboys vs Zombies. Comics showcasing zombie slaughter usually take a more serious tone; friends dying, tears being shed, and most importantly killing a fellow man to ensure survival. BOOM’s new zombie apocalypse book takes a different spin on the situation with a lighthearted gore-fest that everyone can enjoy.
WRITTEN BY: Sam Humphries
ART BY: Jerry Gaylord and Penelope Gaylord
RELEASE: May 9
Not surprisingly this book takes place at Comic-Con, where the worst or, possibly the best, (depending on how crazy you are) thing takes place: A ZOMBIE OUTBREAK. A group of friends, acquaintances, and celebrities band together in an attempt to A: find a way out of this epidemic of doom or B: begin slaughtering the undead. Everyone has thought about the best places to hold out in the case of a zombie attack, or what objects in the immediate vicinity could be a weapon. I can honestly say that a comic convention was never on my list, but hindsight’s 20/20 and I love the idea. There as a whole arsenal of weapons from the various booths, and of course there’s the over-priced food and beverage area to keep you from starving. Plus, as “Fanboys Vs. Zombies” quickly points out, there’s always the fantasy buffs coated in steel, shouting, “WINTERFELL”, and every group of zombie survivalists could use one of those.
Sam Humphries’ writing is a blast, the dialogue realistically hilarious, there are all types of geek culture quotes laced through this book: “Come at me bro”. I have to admit, I burst out laughing in my office to the dismay of my co-workers, but isn’t that the point!? Unlike so many other zombie books I’ve read, Jerry Gaylord’s art is very cartoony, but it’ as perfect fit for this story, not to mention the gore and blood is in copious amounts, which I do so love.
The second issue is fast pace, offers a solid backdrop on characters, while also showing some great developments as cowardly appearances are reversed in the midst of the chaos. Very fun, easy to read, action packed, and side splitting humour, make this one of the funnest blood-baths on the shelves.
Reviewed by – GreenBasterd