Extra-Dimensional Hunger Pains
So, I went to the local library to explore the books, as one does. I was drawn to the Graphic Novel section, as a comic fan is. As I flicked through the different books, I noticed a copy of Marvel Zombies 3. My mind began racing. Where did I read about this?... Ahah! My recent obsession with the Android Jocasta! So, I decided to give this book a whirl.
The Plot Thickens....
As I poured through the pages of Marvel Zombies 3, I was continually impressed with each and very aspect of the book. To begin, Van Lente's writing seemed quite adequate. I mean, his hold on each and every character was especially enthralling. However, though I can't speak for all of his interpretations, I can easily compare Jocasta, seemingly one of my favourite characters.
Mr. Van Lente seemed to have a very specific path for Joey. Here she was, introduced as this stark Steel-Clad robot, and yet, from the get-go she had such charisma! Like a new woman - then again, since it was her return, she was actually a new woman... Or... Uhmm, robot? Uhmmmmmmmm.
ANYway, she meets up with this GLD (good-lookin'-dude) Machine Man, and it is Joey's appearance that drives Machine Man to complete (or rather start) his assigned mission to the Zombieverse.
We get a little reunion, and then the story goes into full throttle.
Back to Van Lente, he continues to impress. The ideas cast kept me interested for sure, and being my first Marvel Zombies read, I found it very accessible.
It wasn't just Van Lente's control over the characters, or his new ideas, but even the subtle humour was, fun? Yes, I mean, here and there jokes and puns just make for a fun book. And at the end of the day, it isn't too much of a serious story, after all, we need superheros to have super-hero Zombies... *mind blown*
As we venture from the land of Van Lente, we enter the plausible heaven that is Kevin Walker's art. By that I mean, it is indeed very good, or at least fitting to the story. I can be very picky when it comes to art, but his really fit the niche, y'know?
As I was saying, Walker's art set's us a lovely vision of what this story may look like. There isn't much more to say about his art than that it was indeed fitting.
Whilst on the subject of art, we may as well address another prerogative, the colouring. Now, Jean-Francois Beaulieu has done a tremendous job on this book. Fitting nicely with the pencils, the choices of colour were dazzling. Though being somewhat of a 'darker' book, I found it thoroughly amusing to see all of these dead hero's wearing their costumes, still colourful and safely intact. Aside from something trivial like that, I think Beaulieu really did do a fine job on this work.
So as I finish promoting the art and writing, I think the one thing left is, the story itself.
As I briefly stated way up above, the story is quite enjoyable. This is because of a mix of interesting plot twists, well-written characters and just a variety of funny moments. But I think something esle that made this books strong is its intense mix of genres.
In here we have Action/Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror and even Romance! Such a fascinating mix giving the book so many facets.
Specifically, we see a very interesting romance between two of the main characters...
That's right! Zombie Deadpool and Machine Man get it ON!
That is, if Zombie Deadpool is called Jocasta... Whuch he.. Wait She?? Urmmmmm.... Isn't...
Back to the point, we see a romance kindle, and it just leaves us with a lot of AWWWWWWWW moments...:
But hey! It was Romantic! Jocasta isn't just some floozy, she has her fair share of serious moments too!
Personally, I love how each one of her facial expressions look so different.
But BACK TO THE POINT AT HAND! Jocasta and crew actually do fight Zombies! All the time!
That's right, thanks to my review you may actually be surprised that there are Zombies in this Book. BUT THERE REALLY IS!
To sum up really, this book is a ball of fun with a lot of Surprising expressions! And Kissing! And some Zombies! So please, pick this up and give it a read! :)
5/5 (in case you didn't see the stars at the top).