This is an anthology put out by Dark Horse Books. From the blip in the front of the book, I guess this was supposed to be the last book in the series (which I have more of than just this one, thankfully) but, the powers that make the money move wanted it to continue so more came after it. It’s almost comical the way Scott Allie puts it. You can certainly tell that THAT was not how he wanted things to end up. Which sometimes sours the reading for me a little, to know that the creators weren’t happy about the project, etc.
However, this is a book of nine tales about the dead and the dead coming back to life. All nine tales are by different authors and different artists. That’s why I don’t have the credits listed. There’s just too many for something like this.
The tales are all of the same topic, the dead, but, they are all individual in their own way. There’s one that reads as a poem, illustrations along with it. There’s stories of hungry dead risen to satisfy their incessant starvation.
The fact that it’s all varied writers and artists makes it more interesting to read. You get a little taste of everything in this book. I have enjoyed every Dark Horse comic book or book I’ve read. This one was no exception and did not disappoint. I have other books from this series including the “book of monsters” and I can’t wait to get to reading them.
Any horror comic book lover that likes more Edgar Allan Poe type stuff would love this. It reminds me a lot of that type of work.
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