Dec 13, 2018

COMIC BOOK Review--iZombie: Repossession by Chris Roberson & Michael Allred

Told from a female zombie's perspective, I, ZOMBIE is a smart, witty detective series with a mix of urban fantasy and romantic dramedy. Gwendolyn "Gwen" Dylan is a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a month she must eat a human brain to keep from losing her memories, but in the process she becomes consumed with the thoughts and personality of the dead person until she eats the next brain. She sets out to fulfill the dead person's last request, solve a crime, or right a wrong.

Once upon a time, Gwen's biggest concerns were finding a brain to snack on and worrying whether her boyfriend would find out she was a zombie. Now, with undead secret agents and monster hunters teaming up to stop a mad scientist from bringing about the end of the world, and her friends stuck right in the middle of it, Gwen has bigger problems on her hands. But can a girl help save the world without losing everything in the world she loves?

iZombie: Repossession is Chris Roberson’s final installment in the iZombie comic book series, illustrated by Michael Allred and whoa. Just whoa. I wasn’t expecting such apocalyptic happenings and that ending! Both saddening, beautiful, and perfect, but mostly saddening! Just whoa.

Gwen and her friends thought that the zombie apocalypse had been thwarted, but sadly, that was only one version of the apocalypse that needed stopping. Another one is on the horizon, one that Amon has known about and has been trying to train Gwen for all this time, but now time has run out and the countdown has started.

This last set of comics were really exciting! So much was happening, so much was being revealed in these final moments that I am still shocked by the eventual outcome! And a bit puzzled with some things that weren’t really addressed, but I guess it’s just a take it or leave it kind of thing. I just didn’t fully understand how/why one new character was there and what it meant. And another character made me feel like it was someone else, that may or may not be true, and then wondering what will happen to Scott’s grandfather who has been possessing a chimpanzee all this time. Sadly, those questions are not ones to be answered.

But that didn’t detract my enjoyment from this! And wow, binge-reading comic is definitely the way to go! I love how quick the stories are but also engaging! The illustrations are lively as well. There’s one issue that might have been another artist or perhaps Michael just felt like doing something different because the style wasn’t the same as it’s been all this time. It was still amazing artwork though.

The absolute differences between these comics and the TV series is just mind-blowing! There’s no upcoming apocalypse or terrifying monster set out to destroy all mankind on the show, but there’s still plenty to the show that we don’t see in the comics. This last set of issues focused on the upcoming apocalypse and trying to stop the terrifying monster, Xitaul from coming, but that’s not the only entity coming to earth and Gwen is the prophesized one to put an end to it all.

I guess one thing I wish would’ve happened was more between Gwen and Horatio. As you might imagine, Horatio comes back to Gwen at a certain point and while I know romance during the end of the world is stereotypical and all, I just wish they could’ve had one happy moment together before all the chaos and then that ending! Whoa! It was definitely a bold way to go with things and yet, though it wasn’t a sad ending, I can’t help but feel a little weepy over it. All in all though, this was a most exciting series and it was a fun read for the past two days! A high endorsement for those who like iZombie and have never tried out comics before! I think you will be delighted by this comic series despite its differences from what you may have known before with the show!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars


1 comment:

  1. I don't usually read comics, so these are new to me. I have been reading more graphic novels and have enjoyed the ones I've read. Zombies are definitely not my thing, but it was fun to read your review because I always enjoy when someone LOVES a book/characters and gushes about it/them. It just makes me a happy bookworm.


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