Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Waking

Summary from Goodreads:

From the writer of Zenescope's smash hit Wonderland trilogy and Image Comics' The Gift comes Raven Gregory's newest tale of horror! In the big city, police detectives investigating routine murders discover that the victims of these crimes are coming back from the dead in search of those responsible for ending their lives. Now the detectives are in a race against time to find the source of the recent "wakings" before the victims deal out their own brand of bloody justice. Meanwhile, a father with an incredible ability must choose between avenging his daughter's death - or losing her forever!

My thoughts: 

The Waking goes beyond the typical zombie horror plot everyone knows about. Yes, we all know that zombies kill for practically no other purpose than to eat human flesh. It's refreshing to read a comic series such as the Waking, that strays away from the stereotypical zombie themes.

The four detectives in the story play a pivotal role in discovering the zombies. I loved the funny and witty dialogue the detectives had. It gave the story some levity. The detectives begin to unearth some truths about why zombies are rising. Complicated decisions are made, and life for all of them are changed with the aftermath.

I was actually rooting for the zombies this time around. It's not like the zombies were targeting random people. They were exacting there revenge on the person that murdered them. Once they killed off the person responsible, they ceased to exist. Even the detectives in the story were questioning whether or not the zombies were doing the right thing.

Tons of gore with some nudity here and there. Don't let this sidetrack you though! The Waking's unique take and compelling story will definitely win zombie fans over.

Rating: A

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