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The Last Resort #1

July 18, 2009

The Last Resort #1 (IDW Publishing)
By Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Giancarlo Caracuzzo, Amanda Conner

One could easily make the argument that we’re inundated with zombie comics these days, but as long as we’re getting a good one, I really don’t mind. The first issue of The Last Resort is a pretty good one. It reads very much like the first act of a movie. There’s an opening scene where someone clearly infected with a zombie virus washes up on the shores of a tropical resort, then we switch to New York City, where a fairly large cast of characters — most of whom have no relation to one another — are preparing to board a plane to that same resort. The issue is mostly about establishing these various people and getting them there in time for the big cliffhanger ending. As such, the zombie action is fairly limited in this first issue, but there’s a lot of good comedy and character development, as well as a pretty big shocker at the end. Giancarlo Caracuzzo handles the art here, and it’s pretty good. His line work is fine, although the color palette is a little more muted than the tone would seem to indicate is proper. Still, if you like zombie comics, this is one worth checking out. If you feel burned out on them, take look anyway, because this is different enough to be worth your time.
Rating: 8/10

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