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G.O.R.E. Score: The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics

Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics (2008)

Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics (2008)

Original Release Date: October 28, 2008
Number of Issues: Too many to count (480 pages total)
Publisher: Running Press

There are some people out there who just looove to buy things in bulk. They believe they are saving money by doing so, and in most cases, they usually are. Many companies, it seems, are happy to oblige these folks. To wit:

  • Want groceries and household supplies in bulk? You can get your soda in packs of 24 cans, you can get your eggs in super-sized cartons of 60, and mega-stores like Costco, Sam’s Club, and Wal-Mart will sell you 10-packs of anything from deodorant to Hot Pockets (and many things in between).
  • Want clothing in bulk? You can buy a pack that has 20 pairs of socks for all your foot-warming needs. Secondhand stores like Goodwill and The Salvation Army even have some locations that have started selling clothing by the pound – that’s right, you pay for the clothes based on how much gross tonnage your buy.
  • Heck, you want collectibles and entertainment in bulk? Head over to your local comic book shop or bookstore, and odds are good that they have similarly-themed titles bundled together in sets of 3, 5, 10, or 20 at a discounted rate for your easy shopping convenience. Electronics stores like Best Buy have started selling DVDs and Blu-Rays, either individual discs or sets, that have anywhere from 4 to 50 movies contained within.

The same “bulk” principle applies to “The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics.” For the practical cover price of $17.95, the buyer can nab themselves a whopping 480 pages of undead-centric comic book goodness. Make no mistake about it, folks: this tome is what scholarly folk might call “a big-ass book.”


One comment on “G.O.R.E. Score: The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics

  1. I actually enjoyed this sucker when it came out, but I have faint memories of the contents, since I think I read it a couple of years ago. I think I was digging the bulk quantity aspect of it though more than anything. Trying to consume as much zombie related content as I could. After reading a huge amount of other zombie stuff since I originally checked this one out, perhaps my opinion of it might depreciate a bit if I returned to it, but there is so much new stuff coming out, I doubt I will revisit it anytime soon.

    As always, an excellent, well thought out review.

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