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The third Zombie Tales Anthology -- The Dead -- has dropped.
Silver Bullet Comics: ""Four Out of Five": This is my favorite story from the book. A squadron of the O.S.S. (which I am going to assume does not stand for the Office of Strategic Services) gives their assistance to the Illinois National Guard (insert your own Rubberduck/Pigpen/Convoy joke here) who are busy fighting off a zombie invasion. John Rogers writes a really funny zombie story. There's a bit of action, but Rogers takes the way zombies turn humans into zombies and runs with it in a humorous way. This one literally has it all: action, comedy, even a bit of romance at the end. Ed Tadem's art was not as clean as I normally like, but it serves the story well and that overrides my own personal set of aesthetics. If you need any one reason to buy this book "Four Out of Five" is it."
AICN: "Another great issue filled with interesting takes on the zombie genre. From a view of the zombie menace from behind the Vatican walls to a tale of animals banding together against the “savage” human zombies, this compilation series never fails to entertain. If you don’t like one take, there’s always another just a few pages away. This issue’s standout stories: Keith Giffen and Ron Lim’s “Deadest Meat” where a lone zombie struggles to maintain his humanity and the aforementioned tale by Johanna Stokes and Cynthia Martin where the animals of a zoo are forced to work together against the zombie menace. The zombie genre is one with limitless possibilities and ZOMBIE TALES tests those limits with every single issue. Highly recommended for those with good taste in stories and human flesh. -"
Newsarama: "My favorite horror anthology is back with a number of strong new entries. While some dabble in varying degrees of military action, religious implications, and what horror means to a child, my favorite in this particular volume is easily the crazy-ass “Zoombies”, written by Johanna Stokes, with art by Cynthia Martin. A simple, engaging tale that could have been much longer, “Zoombies” shows us how the most unlikely of forces can unite and take on the encroaching zombie hoards. Lesson? Always listen to the chimp with the keys."
The Stop Button: "Since Boom! Studios’ first Zombie Tales title, I have been eagerly awaiting this comic books. The format (except for the 2 issue Death Valley High series) is the same--a 48-page comic with approximately 6 stories by various writers and artists. The anthologies have introduced readers to a number of new, good writers and artists--people I never would have known or been excited about if it hadn’t been for Zombie Tales. This issue, The Dead, is no different. It might actually be the best one so far, actually."
Etc. etc. Much love, much variety. Of course, we don't want to get in a rut, so next up, Ross brings us -- Cthulhu Tales.