iZombie Vol. 1: Dead to the World

iZombie Vol. 1: Dead to the World

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by Chris Roberson, Michael Allred
     
 

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Told from a female zombie’s perspective, this smart, witty detective series mixes urban fantasy and romantic dramedy.

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Dylan is a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a month she must eat a human brain to keep from losing her memories, but in the process she becomes consumed with the thoughts and personality

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Told from a female zombie’s perspective, this smart, witty detective series mixes urban fantasy and romantic dramedy.

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Dylan is a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a month she must eat a human brain to keep from losing her memories, but in the process she becomes consumed with the thoughts and personality of the dead person – until she eats her next brain. She sets out to fulfi ll the dead person’s last request, solve a crime or right a wrong.

Our zombie girl detective is joined by a radical supporting cast: her best friend Eleanor, who happens to be a swinging ’60s ghost, a posse of paintball blasting vampires, a smitten were-dog and a hot but demented mummy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401229658
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Series:
iZombie Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
226,976
Product dimensions:
9.96(w) x 6.58(h) x 0.28(d)

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Meet the Author

Chris Roberson's writings include the novels Here, There & Everywhere, The Voyage of Night Shining White, Paragaea: A Planetary Romance, X-Men: The Return, Set the Seas on Fire, The Dragon's Nine Sons, End of the Century, Iron Jaw and Hummingbird, Three Unbroken, and Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II, and the comic book series Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love. His short stories have appeared in such magazines as Asimov's, Interzone, Postscripts, and Subterranean, and in anthologies such as Live Without a Net, FutureShocks, and Forbidden Planets. Along with his business partner and spouse Allison Baker, he is the publisher of MonkeyBrain Books, an independent publishing house specializing in genre fiction and nonfiction genre studies, and he is the editor of anthology Adventure Vol. 1. He has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award four times—once each for writing and editing, and twice for publishing—twice a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and four times for the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History (winning the Short Form in 2004 with his story "O One" and the Long Form in 2008 with his novel The Dragon's Nine Sons). Chris and Allison live in Austin, Texas with their daughter Georgia.

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iZombie Vol. 1: Dead to the World 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
The buzz around this book has been really good and after finally getting a chance to read it I see why but am still left wanting more. I didn't love this but it was very good. Chris Roberson does a fine job conveying the different characters point of view well. The book was a little slow at times especially the info dump in the fourth issue but there some fantastic ideas that I look forward to them being fleshed out. The art by Mike Allred seems like a perfect fit for this. I haven't liked much of his art before on established characters but this is perfect for him. Overall this was a good book with a promising future.
Penny4myThoughts More than 1 year ago
I had been intrigued by this story idea. This first volume was likeable and pulled me in Yes even with the weird - every one is a supernatural being smorgasbord - including mummies, ghosts, vampires, and were-terriers It worked the characters added to each other and mystery was set up A worthy read, but do NOT expect it to match the TV show. These are very differ stories - both enjoyable oi their own way
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a big comic book fan I find the art amd writing a refreshing change of pace from the standard superhero genre.