Published on May 8th, 2013 | by Richard Boom
Review: Zombies vs. Cheerleaders Vol. 2 #1
Zombies vs Cheerleaders, based on the successful sketch card series from 5FINITY Productions, has been published since 2010. It has consistently been one of the top selling small press indie comics of the last two plus years, with seven issues of the series and four one-shots published as well as the Volume One TPB.
ZvC has seen crossover stories with Tim Seeley’s Hack/Slash, Batton Lash’s Supernatural Law, Mark Rahner’s Rotten, and Rich Koslowski’s The 3 Geeks. Superstar artists such as Dean Yeagle, Mike DeBalfo and Pasquale Qualano have created covers for ZvC, which is well known for its outstanding covers, in addition to the eclectic, entertaining stories and characters.
Zombies vs Cheerleaders has started over with a Volume 2 at publisher 3 Finger Prints and it starts of with a bang. Zombies vs Cheerleaders always consists of various (sometimes related, often unrelated) short stories, by varying teams of creators. The four stories here are as diverse in art as in writing, but never fail to entertain. It is just great to see, that what once started as a sketch card series, now gives creators the drive to make up stories.
The first story is called “Friends and Family”, in which an (oddly occuring) suicide of a young kid, makes for a zombie-family-fest.
The second story is theming ‘goth cheerleader’ look with a zombie-outbreak and due to the great inner monologue, the gore-infested high-rolling action as well as the sexy visuals, this has got to be my favorite story.
The third story is just plain silly, where zombies live side-by-side with regular humans, as if a sub-category of immigrants. A tad silly but it works and actually is just a sweet story with a gentle, friendly message.
The fourth story is a brutal one, with art that is different per panel, some resembling Gary Frank and other Bruce Timm.
If you want to have fun, mindless (pun intended) fun, then this is the book for you. You got cheesecake, gore, female empowerement, getting over ‘racial’ issues and cool artwork.
- Words: Steven L. Frank, Heather Finley, Rich Koslowski, Gerrad McConnell
- Art: Matt Hebb, Rich Koslowski, Remy Mokhtar, Kelly Evereart
- Publisher: 3 Finger Prints
- Price: $3.99
- Release Date: March 27, 2013