Original Release Date: October 10, 2007
Total Number of Issues: 3 (Mini-series)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
I stumbled across “Living with the Dead” as a small little graphic novel at the bookstore; the price was right, so I thought I would check it out. The graphic novel collected the entire three-issue mini-series produced by Dark Horse, and after now having read it twice, I can confidently share my thoughts with you, my dear readers.
“Living with the Dead” sucks. It is a plain, boring, unimaginative, unoriginal series that is, quite frankly, an insult to anyone of us out here that have ever had a unique idea about zombies and thought “this would make a cool book/movie/game/etc.”
Here is the tired plot, in a nutshell: two dudes, Straw and Whip, find themselves somehow immune to the airborne plague that has turned everyone else in New York City (and, ostensibly, the planet, as indicated by the comic’s tagline “Two boys…one girl…seven billion living dead!”) into flesh-eating zombies. Instead of coming up with a plan or worrying about their long-term survival, the two guys wander the town pretty aimlessly, until they meet up with a living female, Betty, who threatens to tear their friendship apart. Anything in that synopsis that you haven’t seen done 100 times over? Didn’t think so.
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