In THE LAST ZOMBIE, a graphic novel by Brian Keene with art by Joseph Wight, what’s left of the U.S. government following a zombie apocalypse maintains two research centers, one in Colorado, and one on the east coast. When the east coast facility goes dark, a scientist sets out with two squads of soldiers to travel the ruins of America and find out what happened. This novel, plus its followup, THE LAST ZOMBIE: INFERNO, chronicles their mission east and encounters with survivors, some friendly, many not. Keene’s on top of his game with this. The narrative is crisp and clear, the characters individual and interesting, the dialogue realistic. Wight’s art, meanwhile, is FANTASTIC.
In Charles Burns’ graphic novel BLACK HOLE, a sexually transmitted disease spreading among teenagers in the 1970s causes physical mutations–sometimes subtle, sometimes grotesque–playing on obvious themes of alienation, sexual confusion and loyalty.
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RED SON is a graphic novel that describes what would have happened if Superman’s space capsule landed on Earth 12 hours earlier–in the Soviet Union. As Superman is raised with communist ideals, he tries to make the world a perfect place–by force when needed. Five stars. Check it out here.