LIGHT #3 (OF 5)

Review by: citizenmilton

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Users who reviewed this comic:
story NATHAN EDMONDSON
art & cover BRETT WELDELE

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

With the notable exception of Kirkman’s Walking Dead series, the zombie genre just doesn’t do it for me. But I picked up this series based on the moody and atmospheric artwork of Brett Weldele. The series seems a little more interested in exploring its apocalyptic premise than developing story and characters, but it’s still a very enjoyable read. And with this third issue, they’re finally picking it up on the story and character front. Better late than never.

The ‘zombies’ are rendered with an artistic technique that conveys a genuinely frightening sensation. And the series taps into a deep skepticism of the information age; we’re in love with the Internet and the revolution it’s brought to our world. It all seems unquestionable as a net-positive for humanity. But this series exploits the fear lurking behind that optimism – the fear that the modern era could mean the death of us all.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

Comments

  1. agreed.  i didn’t read issues 1 or 2, but i will now.  the zombie apocalypse meme is one i have enjoyed, and i like the slightly new take on it here.  also effective is that edmondson isn’t focusing on a coastal city, but rather in oregon.  it is fresh enough for me to see a different genesis to the crisis, as well as seeing it occur in the pacific northwest – a place where comic books are not often set.

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