Graveyard of Empires

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Afghanistan. U.S. Marines face a never-ending onslaught of Taliban. But even hell can get worse. The dead are coming back to life in The Graveyard of Empires, and only together can both sides of the today's conflict survive tomorrow's undead assault.
Writer Mark Sable (Unthinkable, Two-Face Year One) reunites with his Grounded co-creator, Paul Azaceta (Amazing Spider-Man) to tell this critically claimed, ...
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Overview

Afghanistan. U.S. Marines face a never-ending onslaught of Taliban. But even hell can get worse. The dead are coming back to life in The Graveyard of Empires, and only together can both sides of the today's conflict survive tomorrow's undead assault.
Writer Mark Sable (Unthinkable, Two-Face Year One) reunites with his Grounded co-creator, Paul Azaceta (Amazing Spider-Man) to tell this critically claimed, controversial tale of terror.
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Murky but powerful, this comic piles one horror on another. It’s bad enough that a U.S. Marine combat outpost in Afghanistan is located in an isolated valley where the Taliban can harass it at will. Then a pigheaded CO arrives with impractical notions of pacifying the local population while simultaneously attacking the enemy. Then the dead start rising from their graves and feasting on the living. These are Romero-style zombies, lurching hungrily along until someone shoots them through the head. Unfortunately, the living combatants are more inclined to shoot each other. An explanation for how the corpses became animated is rather blah, and the action sequences tend to lapse into dark confusion. Despite this, the frequent reminders of how many invaders over the centuries have misjudged the odds of conquering this hellish region do effectively reinforce the gloomy lesson that people would rather die than learn from experience. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607067399
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publication date: 5/14/2013
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,140,630
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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