EVERYBODYS DEAD #1

Review by: comicdork37

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Size: pages
Price: 3.99

I picked this up for the same reasons I picked up Karney and War of the Dead from IDW a few years back; the writer’s association with filmmaker Kevin Smith and the horror-based story content. With that said, like the afore mentioned titles I thoroughly enjoyed this comic.

It is a horror/zombie/monster/romantic comedy about “the last people on Earth that should be the last people on Earth” writen by Brian Lynch (Angel: After the Fall), illustrated by Dave Crosland (Scarface: Scarred for Life) and colored by Len O’Grady.

The story and dialogue are very funny and full of pop culture references. Each of the characters has a distinct personality and I could easily relate to one in particular (the guy who collects action figures and locks himself in his room while the party rages on downstairs). The rest of the characters were all guys (and girls) that I knew in college.

The art style reminds me of Jim Mahfood (Tales from the Clerks) and to a lesser degree Scott Morse (Magic Pickle) and Sam Hiti (End Times) in that it is very stylized. Like their personalities, the characters are each very distinct in their appearance as well (except the Omegas who all look alike other than their leader).

The story starts with a party, progresses to an all out brawl and ends with the rise of a zombie/monster. As a first issue goes it was an entertaining and enjoyable start to this “Animal House meets Shaun of the Dead” saga. Like the typical IDW comic it is well put together with quality paper and printing but lacks page count (23) for $3.99 in my opinion. However, Lynch was able to pack in lot of background, story and action leaving me satisfied for the first time in a while after reading an IDW title.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 4 - Very Good

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