Story: Joe Brusha/Ralph Tedesco/Dave Franchini
Writer: Erica Heflin
Artwork: Sean Hill
Colors: Marco Lesko
Letters: Fabio Amelia
In this issue we basically have a zombie story. I’m not normally a huge fan of zombie type stories but, sometimes, they surprise me.
Allen is mourning the one year anniversary of his wife’s death by drowning his sorrows in the bottom of a liquor bottle. While he is sitting there, drunk as a skunk, his daughter calls. She is driving, very upset, possibly drunk and yelling at her father for being drunk on this particular day. He tries to get her to pull over but, she won’t and she wrecks and dies.
Allen owns a wax museum. Inside this museum he creates wax statues of his wife and daughter, unable to let go. He discovers that he can bring them back to life by feeding them human blood. He uses his own at first. Once they become strong enough, the women begin killing on their own. Allen dismisses this behavior because he is just so happy to have his family back.
And this arrangement works…for a while.
But, the guilt of knowing about his wife and daughter’s nightly activities soon grows heavy and weighs on him. So much so that he tells them he has to tell someone. Of course, they can’t have their secret exposed.
They decide to kill Allen, initially using him for food and then, bringing him back to be with the family, just like he did for them.
As I said before, normally I’m not a fan so much of zombie stories but, I did like this one. Although it was short and there wasn’t a lot of clutter in the content, it was still good and read well. The artwork for the story is done by a different artist than the cover. I like the cover art better. The story art isn’t bad but, it’s a style that is just kind of plain.