Saturday, January 30, 2016
Reader's Diary #1253- Chris Roberson (Writer), Michael Allred (Artist): iZombie / Dead to the World
iZombie was not my favourite zombie comic, but I had a lot of fun with it nonetheless. Roberson has given us another unique version of the zombie-- the main character Gwen, for the most part, looks and acts like everyone else. It's only when she doesn't get her dose of human brain that she starts to reveal her more traditional zombie side. Furthermore, when she eats a brain (which can come from a newly deceased person, not needing to be fresh) she inherits their memories for a while. In this volume, the memories lead her to solving a murder mystery. Also, it's not just zombies. There are also ghosts, werewolves (actually, were-terriers), vampires, and more.
The look fits the fun vibe, with equal doses of Archie, Daniel Clowes, and Andy Warhol. If I had any complaint about the art, it's the ultra-hip (Gwen reminds me of a young Debbie Harry) and ultra-loser dichotomy of the characters.
Still, it was a thoroughly entertaining book.