28 Days Later: The Aftermath

28 Days Later: The Aftermath

by Steve Niles

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28 Days Later: The Aftermath by Steve Niles

Two idealistic scientists unwittingly developing the deadliest virus the world has ever known...A family making desperate choices as they struggle to survive the Infection's initial outbreak...A lone gunslinging survivor battling the Infected in a decimated London...Four original tales chronicling the greatest horror humanity has ever faced come together in a bloody conclusion as terrifying as the Rage Virus itself.

Written by horror master Steve Niles (creator of the classic 30 Days of Night) and illustrated by three of the most terrifyingly talented illustrators working in comics today, 28 Days Later: The Aftermath begins before the hit movie—and ends with a shocking revelation that leads into the events of the sequel, 28 Weeks Later.

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ISBN-13: 9780061236761
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/03/2007
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.62(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.22(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Steve Niles is a film producer and writer of screenplays including the classic 30 Days of Night which is being made into a film produced by the legendary Sam Raimi for release in October 2007. Named by Fangoria magazine as one of the "13 rising talents who promise to terrify us for the next 25 years" is also penning the upcoming films Bigfoot (which he co-created with rocker Rob Zombie) and The Lurkers. He lives in Los Angeles.

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“[A] fine bridge between the two movies [28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later].”

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28 Days Later: The Aftermath 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
devilwrites on LibraryThing 5 days ago
This graphic novel is NOT necessary to understand anything that's going on in the second movie. For that matter, seeing the second movie first kind of illuminates the events of the graphic novel. No characters cross from the first movie to the graphic novel, and no characters cross from the graphic novel to the second movie.So what IS the graphic novel about? FIrst, it explains how the rage virus was created and why. We learn what went wrong, and all of this leads into the beginning of the film, and shows the immediate thereafter. That's part one. Part two shows more of the immediate breakout of the rage virus, but focuses on one family struggling to survive the outbreak and how they attempt to protect each other. The third part, a bit odd, shows a man who watches over the city and kills the infected. The twist to this story is there's someone else in the city doing the same thing, and the two men don't play well together. The fourth and final part brings these characters together in the quarantine, where they learn about each other and try to figure out what's happening to their country.It's not a bad story. Entertaining, and I like getting to see more stories in this decimated Britain, because when you watch the first movie, it's easy to think that those characters are the only uninfected survivors, and that's not the case. The graphic novel helps the reader understand some of the particulars of the rage virus and how it operates, and that's useful.Some of my complaints with this was the fact that almost if not every part was drawn by a different artist. That in and of itself wasn't a bad thing, but when I reached the part where all the characters met up, I didn't recognize them from their original renditions, because a different artist was drawing them. So that was a bit annoying. There were also some holes in the overall story, or if they weren't holes, they were a bit weak in terms of plot. Motivations could've been clearer, especially toward the end, and I think a little more time could've been taken to see what was going on or have characters explain themselves.But my perceived flaws aren't fatal ones. If you enjoy the franchise so far (meaning the first and/or second movies), then you'll most likely enjoy this graphic novel. Like I said, it illuminates some of the backstory, just as the movies (especially the second one) illuminates the graphic novel. Worth the cash, if you're a fan.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought it was an entertaining book. the artwork was really good. i was just disappointed in the storyline. in the reviews it says it answers many unanswered questions. it does so, but without much substance. its overall good, but with the lack of a storyline its not great.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The two Cambridge, England scientists Clive and Warren work on an inhibitor to prevent human rage. Whereas the more violent prone Clive worries they are going too far, Warren wants to test on humans. Their first attempt on an abusive criminal goes awry. However, Warren thinks he has the elixir after testing with a monkey and plans to use an airborne virulent of Ebola to deliver it. --- In Cherry Hinton Hall Park in Cambridge, Roger and his three children celebrate the birthday of his wife their mom. The youngest child sees a monkey in a tree that attacks the kid. He is rushed to the hospital as all hell has broken loose because Warren¿s concept mutated making the Rage Virus the norm. --- This is the first ¿stage¿ and a half of a five stage graphic comic doomsday thriller. The art is gripping with its overall darkness enhancing the feeling of overall doom. The cast is solid as family battles to survive the aftermath of science out of control. Fans of the format especially those who enjoyed the movie 28 Days Later will want to read this terrific horror thriller. --- Harriet Klausner