[Comic Review] Night of the Living Dead Volume #1

Night of the Living Dead Volume #1Finding out that Avatar is releasing a post Night of the Living Dead series starting the last day of October 2012 (which, conveniently, comic release day is also Halloween, eh?) entitled Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath, I got a little excited.

I’ve never been a big follower of Avatar until recently, so I had to do a little digging. Once I saw that title on their upcoming release schedule, I decided I had to read some of the previous Night of the Living Dead series.

Luckily, TB’s abound! That made delving into the comic franchise a little easier on my sanity, and my wallet!

Night of the Living Dead Volume 1 was a 2010 release, and two more TB’s have following since.

But, what good does it do to start anywhere but the beginning?

Designed as a prequel-ish concept to the Romero movie of same name, Night of the Living Dead Volume 1 was spectacularly entertaining!

The artwork is great, and such artists seem to be a staple on Avatar’s payroll. Everything I’ve picked up, from Dan the Unharmable to Crossed has been candy to my eyes. Within this title’s cover, we find just enough blood and twisted imagination to sate just about any horror fans delight. And, to top it off, it feels just like an old horror flick, right just the right amount of pacing and the occasional naked camp scene thrown in for good measure.

The story is also written well, as Night of the Living Dead Volume 1 was an easy and flowing read from beginning to end, in all of its 192 pages. The creators shuffled around the characters in which they focus on. Some can be found coming back later on and others getting eaten alive in a vivid display of color. Even a handful of characters from the movie make a slight guest appearance. Not in the movie sense, but rather, the end result. The movie itself isn’t portrayed at all, but I could still “see” it in the overall concept.

I can’t wait to pick up the next two volumes and the new series when it comes out!

Rating: 10/10 Gingered Digits.

Reasoning: Great story, fantastic artwork, good plot, great take on a cult classic.

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