When a meteor carrying the Zombie virus hits Earth, it triggers the potential end of mankind. The last chance for humanity is a spacecraft full of alien scientists tasked with tracking the interstellar virus; one that has wiped out many other planets and lifeforms. What will happen when humans must team with aliens to survive the apocalypse?
This book starts out pretty routine, on Earth, with a very standard zombie outbreak. There’s talk from an unnamed narrator about the way the zombie virus broke out, and the degradation of media reports. It really could be any zombie story from any source, with little explanation of what to expect, a president trying to save himself, and a rough-looking man fighting zombies off and running.
Then, the aliens get involved.
The aliens are introduced by name, but so far only the captain (and arguably the first mate) has any personality to speak of. The book ends far too early for me. There’s not a lot of real action, story, or explanation, though it’s a good set up. The fact that I felt it ended too early is a good sign, in a sense: it means I wanted to read more of it. I wanted to get some information about the characters presented. I was interested to see how the humans would interact with aliens, especially in the face of a threat they haven’t yet discovered the origins of. I’ll probably pick up the next book out of curiosity.
The art here is pretty decent, really great colors. The character design is a little generic as far as the aliens go, but it could be much worse.
I think for this one, fans of zombie stories will likely be more interested than sci-fi fans will. Though anyone who likes aliens in particular may be interested, it felt like at heart it was more a zombie story than anything else. We’ll have to see what the next book shows us.
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