One Mad Dog

[The Walking Dead Volume 2: Miles Behind Us] – (Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard)
September 29, 2010, 7:41 am
Filed under: 8 Stars, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead

The second volume in the Walking Dead series has a change of artist, although the original artist Terry Moore still does the cover.  Charlie Adlard has done a good job of capturing the look of the characters but doesn’t have the same level of detail as Moore’s work and as such the art is a little less impressive.  The story carries on from the bombshell ending of the first volume and sees our heroes set off to find somewhere new to live. On their travels they encounter new survivors, all who have some strange sort of back story, and of course Zombies. We also have the big bombshell of a pregnancy for one of the survivors.

Just like the first book, characters don’t seem to live very long in “The walking Dead” and in “Miles Behind Us” several key characters get rather surprisingly killed off.    The book continues to paint a great picture of the mental torture and tension experienced in a realistically portrayed zombie apocalypse. It finishes on another great cliffhanger to make you want to read the next volume. [ISBN-13: 978-1582407753]. 8/10

[Brit – Volume 1- Old Soldier] – (Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Cliff Rathburn, Val Staples)
April 22, 2010, 3:21 pm
Filed under: 7 stars, Brit, Cliff Rathburn, Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Val Staples

Fans of Robert Kirkham should feel right at home with this Trade paperback as it reads much like his other work. It is a story of an indestructible old age pensioner, his young stripper wife, a corrupt government and his battles to save the world. The TPB contains three Brit story lines all of which are very good. The usual Kirkham whit is prevalent throughout and the artwork is very good although at times it is pretty gory (not as outrageous as Battle Pope). I am not usually a big fan of the superhero stuff but this is just different enough for me to enjoy.[ISBN-13: 978-1582406787]. 7/10

[Brit Volume 2: AWOL] – (Robert Kirkman, Bruce Brown, Andy Kuhn, Cliff Rathburn)
April 5, 2010, 1:01 am
Filed under: 7 stars, Andy Kuhn, Brit, Bruce Brown, Cliff Rathburn, Robert Kirkman

This volume collects BRIT issues #7-12. Another great addition to the indestructable anti hero “Brit”. This book has a bewildering number of twists and turns and It’s quite a feat to be able to even keep up with it all. The artwork is great and the coloring spot on. The story is well crafted and by the end of the book things fall nicely into place. A good read. [ISBN-13: 978-1582408644] 7/10