Original Release Date: November 1, 2005
Total Number of Issues: 3 (Mini-series)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
I guess I should have learned my lesson the first time.
Recently I reviewed the Dark Horse graphic novel “Living with the Dead,” which garnered a G.O.R.E. Score of 0.75 and really didn’t impress me in any facet. It was a slim little graphic novel that was a compilation of a three-issue story, and I made sure to read it a couple of times just in case I had missed anything important the first time through (I didn’t). Well, I was meandering through the graphic novel section of a local bookstore last week and had another slim little graphic novel catch my eye by its title alone: “Zombieworld: Champion of the Worms” (Z:CotW).
Interesting title, I thought to myself, so I picked it up to see more. Only $8.95, I further thought, what a bargain! I can’t afford NOT to buy this. I let myself glaze over the fact that this graphic novel was made by Dark Horse Comics; maybe “Living with the Dead” was an aberration, and this one will be really good; plus, it’s written by Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy, and those comics and movies are pretty okay…what could go wrong here?
I must agree with the assessment. I was saddened as my hopes were crushed by this comic. The zombies were an after thought and the characters forgetable.