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Under the Flesh #1

I like zombie things an awful lot, but I didn’t really enjoy this book. The premise – only men are affected by the zombie virus – is a little different from what we usually see, and that might be refreshing. However, this comic has some misogynistic things in it that I couldn’t get over well enough to enjoy. There’s a rape scene, sexualization of a minor, and a lot of violence towards women.

The main character is incredibly unlikable. He’s loud, rude, and brash – and none of this presented in a sympathetic way. If this comic was structured to make fun of other comics that use all these tropes, maybe it would be successful. As it is, it seems tropey and tired and violent and not a lot else. The characters are two-dimensional and uncompelling. The story is slow moving and also uncompelling...

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Half Breed #1

The book revolves around a character who claims to be his own god, and we meet him (apparently) after he has died. I didn’t actually catch his name, though I read the issue twice. I think the idea of setting a story at a point where a lot of catch up is necessary to understand what is going on is risky, and the risk here sadly didn’t pay off.

The art in this title is really gorgeous, but that’s all it has going for it. The story is an interesting premise in that the main protagonist is half human, half orc, but this issue was lacking. There was some unnecessary nudity and some very unnecessary violence towards a female character that I found overdone. The writing was all right – not terrible, but there was so little story to be had that I found myself having a hard time caring...

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Interceptor #5

Poli faces her bloodsucking betrayer as the fate of two worlds hangs in the balance. Will the people of Earth survive this final conflict? Will Palus come to the rescue and save Poli? Will Poli beat the ever-living crap out of some more vampires? In order: maybe, probably not, and absolutley. It all ends here, folks. (from Comixology)

This issue ends the story arc (but not the title). We get Poli’s backstory, and the villain’s motivation. We also get Weep being her awesome, butt-kicking self (which admittedly I had missed in the last issue). This chapter lays out the issues between vampires and humans a little more starkly, and shows a new villain that Poli and the crew on Earth will have to contend with.

So far, this title hasn’t let me down at all...

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Interceptor #4

Billions of light years from home, marooned on a planet full of vampires, outgunned, outmanned, and backed only by a ragtag team of human rebels made up of untrained farmers and children…what’s a girl to do? While our heroine Poli doesn’t know for sure, beating the living crap out of a cocky vampire sheriff for information seems like a great place to start!

This issue has a lot of Poli and not a lot else, but seeing as how she’s the main character and until now we haven’t gotten inside her head, I’ll forgive that. The entire issue is told from her point of view, narrated as a memo sent back to her home planet, while the action continues on somewhat silently...

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Interceptor #3

Billions of light years from home, marooned on a planet full of vampires, outgunned, outmanned, and backed only by a ragtag team of human rebels made up of untrained farmers and children…what’s a girl to do? While our heroine Poli doesn’t know for sure, beating the living crap out of a cocky vampire sheriff for information seems like a great place to start!

This book continues to both engage and impress me. We get a little more in this title about the world – the differences between “ticks” and “vampires.” We get a little of the politics back from the planet Poli came from. And I think there’s some great character interaction between Poli, the vampire sheriff, and Randolph.

The female characters remain the stars of this title, without being over-sexualized, and I appreciate that aspect...

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