I personally like zombie books/comics/movies, so I'm okay with reading yet another zombie tale, but if you're tired of zombies, or not a fan, you'll probably just want to skip this review now.
I'm not one to tell people not to read my review, but honestly, this is another zombie story, and so far, it's nothing amazingly new...
EXCEPT THAT THE ZOMBIES ARE ALL ANIMALS!
Yep, that's the twist on this one. Instead of humans coming back to life, it's animals.
Not sure exactly what that means for the longevity of this book, because really, animals outnumber humans in such great numbers that I imagine an animal zombie apocalypse would wipe us out pretty quickly. We'll see though.
I picked up the cool Kevin Eastman turtle (not those turtles though) variant, which is pretty cool, but unfortunately interiors are not by Mr. Eastman. That's not to say they're not good though. Qing Ping Mui does a nice job portraying the world, and the colors are by Blond, so that's a real strength. Overall, the art is detailed and full of lush environments, but the one issue I have with it is that Mui tends to use the same face positioning and poses over and over again, and the art starts to suffer from it by the end of the issue.
The writing is good, the plot is delivered clearly and the parameters of the world are defined quickly. The main characters are introduced and the requisite background for a few of them is given. The beginnings of the zombie plague are also touched on, though not revealed, and there are plenty of places for writer Joshua Ortega to go with this story.
The buy or don't buy decision here is an easy one though; if you like zombie stories, this is worth checking out because it's a zombie story. If you don't like zombie stories...well, you get the idea.