Original Release Date: October 6, 2009
Total Number of Issues: 1 (Standalone Graphic Novel)
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
“The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks” is a graphic novel that gives a “visual” chronicling of some of the recorded zombie attacks from Max Brooks’ quintessential first book, “The Zombie Survival Guide.” This release has taken some flak in customer reviews, mostly from people who don’t understand the genesis of this graphic novel. So, just to make sure everyone reading this review is clear: the stories in this graphic novel are taken directly from the “mini-stories” that Brooks wrote about in his novel “The Zombie Survival Guide.” They are his fictitious accounts of zombie attacks throughout the ages, and “Recorded Attacks” seeks to bring them to life via the comic-book medium.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to read Brooks’ original “The Zombie Survival Guide,” I highly recommend you seek it out immediately. It has essentially became “required reading” for anyone considering themselves anything more than a passing fan of zombies, and his follow-up novel, “World War Z,” is just as amazing, from a totally different angle. But those are stories for another review; here, we need to talk specifically about “Recorded Attacks,” so let’s go ahead and Score it up.