Wednesday, February 24, 2010

COMIC REVIEW: We Will Bury You (IDW)

What do you get when you mix flappers, a secret affair, and zombies? Heroes star Brea Grant, her brother Zane, and artist Kyle Strahm give us the answer in IDW's We Will Bury You. I am always up for a good zombie story, especially an anachronistic zombie story, so I was very excited to read this one. But does this zombie tale rise above the hordes of zombie titles already out there

Sometimes when you see a TV or movie personality's name on a book, it can mean that it's not so great. In this case, however, it's not true. Brea and her brother have written an interesting twist on the old zombie story by setting it against the turmoil of the Roaring 20s. Mirah, a dime-a-dance girl, is stuck married to Henry. Henry is not so fond of women, or at least he's not so keen on the value of women. And that's fine, since Mirah has another iron in the fire. On top of that, people are starting to riot in the streets, but this isn't any ordinary riot.

Ben Templesmith's cover art is a great introduction to this title, and Kyle Strahm's art complements the story. His zombies are grainy and gory, and I loved the fly that flew throughout the book. As the story progressed, the fly became more flies based on the zombie action.

This title is definitely one to watch. It's a well-written tale that I'm excited to see as it develops. Pick it up at your local comic shop, and prepare to be buried in this story.

Stacey Rader
Senior Reviewer

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