Friday, December 3, 2010

iZombie #8

Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Michael Allred

There's not a whole lot to say about this issue, coming in the middle of an arc as it does, except for the same things that I've been saying about I, Zombie for a little more than half a year now.

Roberson has created and built a very interesting world where a number of interesting creatures live according to a complex set of rules based on the Egyptian notion of the undersoul and oversoul.

In this issue, our titular zombie, is incorporating the memories of her latest meal, who happens to be the mother of a friend of hers from before her death.  Now Gwen feels the need to reconcile dead mother and still living daughter, despite what it may do to her own status quo.  First though, she has a date with Horatio, the vampire slayer she's just met.

While this is going on, Spot has an argument with his grandfather, who recently began inhabiting the body of a chimpanzee, and Amon's old love, Galatea, starts to be established as a possible problem.

Allred's art is as great as ever, and Roberson's writing is sharp.  We've lost a couple of great Vertigo titles - I hope this one is doing well enough to stick around for a while.

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