Halloween Reads 2014

With Season 5 of The Walking Dead finally on the air and Halloween fast approaching, I’ve once again got zombies on the brain.  (Okay, I always have zombies on the brain, but it’s more acceptable to blog about it now.)  If you need a good zombie story to get you through until the next episode airs, why not head to our graphic novel collection for your next read?

I recommend:

empireEmpire of the Dead by George A. Romero

This is director George A. Romero’s first foray into comics.  In it he continues the trend (started in the landmark 1968 film Night of the Living Dead) of combining zombie mayhem and social commentary.  Did I mention there are also vampires?

Afterlife with Archie by Roberto Aguirre-Sacassaarchie

While I was never much of a fan of Archie and his Riverdale crew, I couldn’t put this comic down!  When Hot Dog dies in a hit and run, Jughead looks to Sabrina to bring him back to life.  She does, but Hot Dog will never be the same.  Nor will Riverdale.

daybreakDaybreak by Brian Ralph

You are the protagonist of this story.  Don’t let the cartoony drawings fool you, this story is a thrill ride.  The panels cut off your peripheral vision and create a deliciously tense atmosphere.  It keeps you reading and fighting for survival.

Zombo by Al Ewingzombo

Zombo is a top-secret government experiment — part zombie, part ghoul.  His mission is to save the 33 passengers who survived the crash of Flight 303.  The publishers call it Night of the Living Dead meets Monty Python.  Either way, it’s good fun.

 

Do you have a favourite zombie comic you’d like to share?  Please comment — I’d love to hear it!

–Patricia

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