Review: ‘Colonized’ #2

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You would think this series would be more action packed given that it is filled with zombies, aliens, militia, and guns. Unfortunately, Colonized #2 is filled with talk and setup that slowly builds towards some real progression. This was a slow issue, and I hope Chris Ryall and Drew Moss can pick it up soon.

WRITTEN BY: Chris Ryall
ART BY: Drew Moss
PUBLISHER: IDW
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: 1 May 2013

The first half of the issue is a lot of exposition and talking heads which does not make for excitement. The setup takes too long to get going. I’ll give writer Chris Ryall points for creativity by the later half of this book. The zombie mess that was started accidentally by the aliens now has another unintended side effect. This was a nice twist which I foresee raising the drama and action higher next issue.

Zombie animals are a nice addition to the genre. We get to witness cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, horses, and dogs all in various stages of decay which is always fun. Artist Drew Moss really knows how to draw rotting bodies quite well. I’m also glad to see some differences in each aliens appearance in this issue. I mentioned how uniform they all looked last issue but now you can see the uniqueness of each of them.

I’m really rooting for this series to get going, honestly. I’m a little baffled as to why it’s taken two issues to get moving. Maybe that’s the point as traditional zombie aren’t fast moving. Hopefully all the setup is behind us now and “Colonized” #3 will kick up the action a few notches.

2.5/5 Skulls

Reviewed by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady