I, Zombie #1
When this first got announce I was a little bitter. Allred was putting Madman on hiatus again for some zombie book with a writer who at the time hadn't actually worked in comics? Balls!
While people have been throwing around the hyperbole that Roberson's Cinderella mini has been the best Fables book over the past couple of months, I've been trade waiting it so it'll be July before I get to see that magic trick for myself. No, this comic right here is my introduction to the writer and I have to say it was quite the pleasant surprise. The tone, the setting, the pacing I thought all meshed with Allred's pop art stylings perfectly. Had the book not been called what it's called and I hadn't seen the previews already, the reveal that Gwen was a zombie would have been pretty damn cool. While the base concept seems to be in the same realm as Chew, I don't see the books headed in even remotely similar directions and even if they were Gwen is way cooler (and cuter) than Tony Chu. Besides, it's hard not to love a book that features a mod ghost and a were-terrier as supporting characters.
After 15 plus years, I still get excited every time I pick up a comic with Mike Allred art and this was no exception. I especially loved the last few pages with the grave digging sequence and the post brains circular layouts page. Excellent stuff.
Even without the Allred art, this was a comic I would have enjoyed a lot. With the Allred art it's a comic that I love. I think I'm going to have to buy this in singles.