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Undead in the Head book review
on April 8, 2010
I was searching for zombie graphic novels on Amazon one day. There really aren't many so after a few minutes of searching I found one that interested me. My wife gave me an allowance to spend on books, I know, what a bummer. But I did find a used copy of Zombies Calling for a more than fair price. I saw it, bought it and now I've read it.
Joss has an obsession with zombie movies. She's watched every walking dead film imaginable. She's studies them so well that she created the `rules' of zombie movies. It was just another typical day in Joss' frat house. She has spent most of her time there with her friends Sonnet and Robyn. They're not obsessed zombie fans like Joss but none the less they love having her as a friend.
Joss stepped out of the frat house for only a few minutes, and within those minutes her dreams have become reality. Zombies have invaded her university's campus. She manages to escape and makes her way back to Sonnet and Robyn.
Of course when Joss tells her friend they don't believe her, until they are face to face with the undead. Joss uses the zombie rules that she has collected from movies in order to save herself and her friends. When they decide to ignore the zombie movie rules they find themselves in big trouble. If the rules can't save them now, then who else can they turn too?
Zombies Calling, is a wonderful little graphic novel. It is a very short book but it will hold your interest until you reach the end. I would have considered this more of a children comic book if it wasn't for the group's brief virgin talk. The plot was well thought out but it was lacking in the suspense department. There was little to no action, but in the few action scenes the fighting was entertaining. The zombies illustrated in the book are brilliantly drawn. They do look very cartoonish but this is a cartoon comic that is what I expect them to look like. The zombies were after brains, not really the type of zombie I like to read about. No one was even eaten by the zombies so that was a little bit of a let down. Someone has to die in the story, right?
This graphic novel was a fun read. I do recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and inexpensive zombie comic. The price is just right for what you're getting and it's very entertaining with superb Illustrations. I will give Zombie Calling a fair 3 Undead Heads out of 5.