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Zomnibus, Volume 1 by Chris Ryall, Ashley Wood, El Torres

They stalk, they rot, they eat flesh, they're the walking dead for Pete's sake. What's not to love about zombies?! Well, it's not all fun and yucks as this collection of three zombies tales will show, ranging from the seriously scary "Feast!" to the urban sprawl "Eclipse of the Undead," and finally ending with the surreal stylings of the one-and-only Ashley Wood in "The Complete Zombies vs. Robots."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600105272
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Chris Ryall is the Chief Creative Officer at IDW Publishing and the co-creator of Zombies vs Robots with Ashley Wood. Ryall has also co-created and written Groom Lake, The Colonized, The Hollows, and Onyx, and has also written adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Richard Matheson. He is also the co-author of a prose book about comics, Comic Books 101, and has written comics based on the Transformers, the band Kiss, Mars Attacks, Weekly World News, and, currently, Hasbro’s Rom. Ryall and ZvR co-creator Ashley Wood were nominated for the 2006 Eisner Award for “Best Short Story.”

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Zomnibus, Volume 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
The_Alternative More than 1 year ago
Book Review - Zomnibus Volume 1 (Graphic Novel) Zomnibus Volume 1 (Graphic Novel)  Shane McCarthy (Author), El Torres (Author), Chris Ryall (Author), Chris Bolton (Illustrator), Enrique Lopez Lorenzana (Illustrator), Yair Herrera (Illustrator), and Ashley Wood (Illustrator)  Trade Paperback  Publisher: IDW Publishing;  Publication Date: First Edition September 15, 2009  ISBN-13: 978-1600105272  380 pages A zombthology of more zombie goodness (and a lot of bbbrrraaaiiinnneeesss…) Stories include: 1. Zombies!:Feast – Written by Shane McCarthy, Illustrated by Chris Bolton and Enrique Lopez Lorenzana  4 out of 5 brains 2. Zombies!:Eclipse of the Undead – Written by El Torres, Illustrated by Yair Herrera  4 out of 5 brains 3. Complete Zombies vs. Robots – Written by Chris Ryall, Illustrated by Ashley Wood*  5 out of 5 brains I’ve often wondered why zombies are so vocal. What with all the “arrrggghhh’s” and “urrgghh’s” it’s almost as if their imminent approach came with a built-in early warning system for the non-ambling survivors. Wouldn’t zombies be infinitely scarier if they were absolutely silent and we couldn’t hear them coming? And I understand the whole putrefy thing. Hey look, Billy, I’ve got your nose… but wouldn’t rigor mortis set in eventually and turn them all into living pieces of non-shambling statuary? Or by 21st Century standards “works of art”? And really, who on earth would be frightened by half-a-zombie slowly crawling towards them? I can visualize gangs of post-apocalyptic teenage boys taunting two half-zombies to drag race. And zombies rising up out of the sewers (Dude, you smell like crap!) is so cliché. But I digress… Seriously though, how can anyone not love a good zombie story?! That goes double for a shambling-undead graphic novel. And, in the stories found in Zomnibus Volume 1 no one gets out alive. Oh, shoot! Should I have said SPOILER there? On second thought, I can’t remember a zombie story when everyone got out alive and the three stories included in this brilliant anthology are no exception. (Should zombies be called spoilers? Hmmm…. You heard it here first.) In Zombies!: Feast and Zombies!: Eclipse of the Undead we find familiar urban settings taken over by the flesh-eating undead. In the first story, a band of hardened convicts being relocated to a new prison by bus find out how tough it is in a new un-dead world and in the second story, a sword-wielding sensei cuts a path through a wall of zombies to save a few brave and honest souls. In both stories, the chance of survival is next to nil. Yet a flicker of hope keeps the narratives, and the characters, moving forward. Both accounts are beautifully drawn, darkly macabre, and tell very different, but entertaining, zombie infestation stories. Complete Zombies vs. Robots is a murky and foreboding collection of stories that turn into a triple-threat apocalypse rather quickly. A zombie apocalypse, a robot apocalypse, AND nuclear war combine to create a truly horrific zombie-winter cautionary tale. The art work here is breathtaking and each panel is a total work of creative genius. Minimalistic in some panels, though effective, the scenes are always pleasing to the eye, even the gory, brain-splattering (payoff!) ones. File with: The Walking Dead, Marvel Zombies, The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, World War Robot, Zombies vs. Robots, post-apocalyptic fiction, World War Z, zombies, and “hello, cruel worlds.” (And any other zombie book I’ve reviewed in the past six years.) 4 ½ out of 5 brains The Alternative  Southeast Wisconsin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4L9H4-NUM3R1C More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic. The three stories blend togather so well with the endings being happy, sad, and absurd. I personally think the best of the three was the complete robots vs zombies(Alshley Wood is a fantastic artist). There is quite a bit of upper body nudity so i would recomend this for mature readers. any zombie or comic fan whose mature enough will absolutely love this book.