Zombie Tales #2

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May 2008 | Boom!

The War at Home Part Two
Joe R. Lansdale
Art: Eduardo Barreto

Double Portrait
Story: Christine Boylan
Art: Hanzo Steinbach
Colour: Renato Faccini
Letters: Marshall Dillon

Story: Todd Lepre
Art: Chee

The War At Home Part Two
Blood and Ice Cream, At the Zoo

The veterans are held up at the hospital, still. Their current worry is where to go when the food runs out.

I thought I’d see the conclusion of this, but seems there’s more to this. I’m still liking it, though this issue wasn’t too interesting. An ice cream man bites the dust, zoo animals are set free, and the vets talk amongst themselves about the state of things. Things will probably pick up again next issue.

Double Portrait

An artist during the zombie plague reflects back on his life and evolution before finishing his last piece.

Art is viral.

If it bites enough people, it can infect a whole generation.

That’s a movement. Or a plague.

Awesome story. I really loved it, though it was mostly all exposition.  I’m so used to the typical zombie formula it always surprises me to find something different. I’m astonished that anyone can think outside the box.

This is easily one of my favorite zombie stories.


After a nuclear apocalypse a small group of three travel place to place searching for survivors and stumble upon a Shakespearean zombie theatre troupe.

This is my least favorite of the group. It didn’t draw me in. The art, the writing, none of it grabbed me. And when you get right down to it, whatever the outcome, it wouldn’t have mattered. Bleh.


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