The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics
Ed. by David Kendall
Readers whose only acquaintance with zombie comics has come through Robert Kirkman’s overrated Walking Dead series are well advised to pick up this eclectic collection. Standouts include Shepherd and Boney’s Dead Eyes Open, Indio’s “Might of the Living Dead” (a terrific, if brief, critical analysis of all things zombie), and Scott Hampton’s genuinely spooky adaptation of “Pigeons from Hell.” There are a few clunkers in the mix, and a couple of artists are overrepresented (one piece by Askold Akishin would have been enough), but this is an anthology that nicely showcases the genre’s aesthetic, dramatic and thematic range.