Review: Z Nation #5

A year into the outbreak and the last remaining humans are starving, luckily there is a solution “soylent z” a food supplement that can save the lives of the last remaining remnants of humanity, unfortunately a stockpile of it has been stolen by pirates aboard a cruise liner. Now a team of national guards must steal it back from the Pirates while dealing with Zombies, Zombears and Zombie Whales.

This isn’t your gran pappy’s Zombie book, this is not even your walking dead or self storage. This is Z Nation and you can count on two things. One no one is safe, there is no lead, there is no hero. There are only survivors for now and two crap with go down, it’ll be crazy, it’ll be unreal but it’ll be fun as hell.

Being set before the show means we don’t get any of our favourite characters like 10k, doc or Murphy but what that means is we get to know that none of these characters are safe. At any time one or more can and will be killed without a moments notice. No build up, no defining moments just dead as dead thing that used to be fully dead and is now walking around just kinda dead. Plus did I mention Zombie whales?

If you’re looking for a serous zombie book to read the Walking dead this the red-headed step child of the Walking Dead and it knows it and that’s what makes it so much fun.

Silly storylines and throwaway characters coupled with some pretty nice art make a book that should be read by zombie fans.
This one gets a 4 star rating from me. I can’t wait for the next issue.

Written by Craig Engler & Fred Van Lente
Art by Edu Menna
Colours by Sal Aiala
Letters by Simon Bowland
Published by Dynamite
Reviewed by Dawn of Comics

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