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Zombies Vs. Cheerleaders #1

June 14, 2011

Title: Pep Rallies and Body Tallies

Writer: Steven L. Frank
Art:
Ben Glendenning, Jessica Hickman, Frankie B. Washington, David Namisato
Colorist:
Anthony Hochrein, David Namisato
Letterer:
Josh Aitken
Logo and Layout:
Nicole Goff
Cover:
Jason Worthington
Editor:
Steven L. Frank    
Publisher:
Moonstone Publishing

Horror and comedy is always a promising combination, and I like the mix of the two very much. It’s even better when they bring in the tropes of a B movie, where the combination seems to work the best. This issue, though, with the a promising title, is too low quality even to live up to the B-movie pedigree. In “Zombies vs. Cheerleaders,” a teenager tired of being bullied by the jocks whips up a new chemical that turns his biology teacher into a zombie, unleashing a plague that quickly spreads across the school. Soon, the only ones left to turn the tide are the cheerleading squad. It’s a ridiculous, and very funny idea, but the execution falls flat. The jokes don’t hit home and the pacing of the script is very weak. The four different chapters (one of which is labeled a “bonus chapter” for no apparent reason) each have a different artist. Three of the four are good (the third chapter is sloppy as hell), but none of them really fit one another. They all look like they came from completely different comic books, and that’s not a good thing. This could be a really funny comic, but this first issue doesn’t work.

Rating: 5/10

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