I don't know, Diogenes. How can you be sure she's a bloodsucker?
Horatio--Do you think she'd be talking to a guy like that if she wasn't?
Okay, I'll admit this is one of my guilty pleasures of comic book reading. Although Roberson and Allred keep Gwen and her odd friends squeaky clean for a brain-munching zombie, a ghost with Barbie's fashion sense, and a moonlight-afflicted hairsute friend that looks like Zombos' miniature schnauzer in a hooded sweat top, this horror-lite series is fresh and lively with color and character.
In this issue Gwen finally meets Mr. Amon, the mysterious guy in the big, spooky house, and Spot's body-hairdo gets mussed when he's outed by his nerdy friend. His other nerdy friend is in neck-deep trouble with a paintball vamp hookup, but Horatio and Diogenes, the white coat dressed pair of investigators, are close at hand to stop her blood-pecking.
Or were close at hand until Gwen falls head over heels for Horatio. Actually, Gwen was practically tossed his way by the vamp when she collided into Gwen in front of Dixie's Diner. But it looks like Gwen and Horatio's chance meeting may blossom into something more.
The vamp, by the way, is the one on the right of the cover. Vamps always dress sassy, like vamps, so they're easy to spot. I'm not sure why Gwen insists on wearing green, though; it doesn't go well with her purple skin pallor at all. Browns and earth tones are more apropos for a cute zombie like her.
I know what you mean. I'd say it's a setup issue for the rest of the series (or at least 4): things are put into place with minimal action, but the events that happen here are important to continue and expand the storyline.
Posted by: zoc | July 15, 2010 at 04:29 PM
This was probably my least favorite issue thus far, not for anything in particular though. The art and story is still stellar, but it's probably been the most "normal" of the three issues which was kind of a shame.
I still can't wait for issue #4, thanks for turning me on to this fantastic series!
Posted by: Strange Kid | July 15, 2010 at 01:47 PM