GLX reviews I, Zombie #2.
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Michael Allred
Colorist: Laura Allred
I'm going to be dead honest and say that the first issue didn't grab me. It wasn't a bad comic, but it didn't knock my socks off. After reading issue #2, though, I'm starting to warm up to this comic.
In this issue, Roberson gives the world of I, Zombie a little more depth. This series seems to be building things up at a slow rate, but each new bit of information enriches the story. The character moments are well done, but Gwen's interaction with Fred's family was fantastic. It shows an interesting dynamic between Gwen and Fred, through captions and Gwen's choice of words.
I have nothing, but praise for the work of Michael and Laura Allred. Michael's pencils and inks are superb, giving life to the characters in a stylish and clear manner. There are subtleties to his work that can easily be seen during the Blood Sports Paintball meeting and the previously mentioned interaction between Gwen and Fred's family. Laura's colors give Michael's work a nice pop to them. Without these two working on I, Zombie, the comic just wouldn't be the same.
I can't say that this comic was flat out great, but it's growing on me. I, Zombie shows a lot of potential and I have a feeling that it will become a great comic. If you've read the first issue and weren't completely sold on the series, give this issue a look. It may not be one of the best comics on the shelf, but it's one of the most original series that you'll find on the shelves. Here's hoping that Roberson's writing can continue to improve with issue #3.
7.6* out of 10*
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About the Author - GLX
For years, GLX has been writing on-and-off for The Outhousers covering comics, video games and comics - among other things. He currently resides in The South. Yes, that's capitalized, and, no, that doesn't mean it's a place full of sunshine and butterflies.
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