The second issue in the remastered reprinting of the highly collectible original mini-series, that was never before released in single issues to the direct market.
Every great character needs a backstory, even zombies, right? I mean, zombie backstory would normally just be “average Joe is caught in zombie apocalypse, gets bit, is now zombie Joe”. Not much of a story there. Even before the majority of us were exposed to the events of Zombie Tramp Origins and its second issue, we knew Janey had anything but a typical history.
As I’m sure must be how it is for anyone freshly turned into a zombie, Janey is on a mindless killing spree in the streets, until Xula comes to her aid. She guides her in this new existence and explains to her the special and very rare circumstances of still having her soul. On top of that, she also encourages her to follow the direction of “dreams” she has while resting. This leads to Janey’s very first round of vengeance, this one being against her former madame and crew of bitches. I mean, I guess in a way it was deserved after forcing her into the situation that made her who she was. You have to wonder though, did Xula approach her way back when with the plans going on currently in the ongoing series?
It’s good to see that right from the initial books that started this massively popular title, there was no problem with copious amounts of blood and violence. I have noticed that in the full topless department, that never seems to have happened at the time. Perhaps it just took a while before Mendoza just said screw it and gave us boobies everywhere. No matter, that Janey and her beginnings still looked just as good.
So now the rest of us who never got these books originally know a bit more about why our Zombie Tramp is what she is. Seeing Xula this early on definitely makes things more interesting, especially with the timing of the ongoing books (which might not be a coincedence?) I can’t wait to see the rest of this origin story as it finally gets to us and I’m sure many of you will feel the same.
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Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.