Publisher: IDW Publishing
Writer: Joshua Ortega & Digger T. Mesch
Artist: Qing Ping Mui
Release Date: 13th November 2013
I’ve been enjoying The Other Dead so far. the zombie genre has been done to death (excuse the pun), and I’m more or less done with the ‘everyone’s dead and this is what things are like now’ angle. It’s nice to read a zombie comic that actually attempts to do something a little different, and this book seems to be pulling it off up to this point.
There is still the odd forgivable cliché, or dodgy bit of dialogue here and there, but overall, writer Joshua Ortega is doing well to keep this title on track, and from feeling overly derivative.
It’s likely to do with the fact that the story is based on a movie treatment that the pacing of the story is working so well. The zombie-animal outbreak is a cool, totally far-fetched variation on the theme, and the first three issues have given us plenty of horror action whilst still managing to focus on characters. Most other books would squeeze all this into two issues and leave me asking questions, but as we head into the ‘second act’, it feels like things are moving along at just the right speed, and this book only stands to get more entertaining in where its headed.
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