With his classic movies about the living dead, director George Romero laid the groundwork for what would quickly come to be seen as the zombie genre—a subgenre of horror known for its suspense, gore and apocalyptic overtones. We’ve since seen variations on it in everything from the work of Lucio Fulci to the viral nightmare of 28 Days Later to the all-ages popularity of Plants vs. Zombies. We know what to expect when it comes to zombie stories. We know the genre.
When it comes to creating unforgettable comic books, having a great artist as well as an amazing writer sort of comes part-and-parcel with the package. You know, cause of the whole graphic storytelling thing. It's, like, literally one-half of the phrase.
A skilled artist not only creates eye-popping imagery but also uses that imagery to bring the story to life through panel-to-panel sequential storytelling. It's a difficult skill to master, but if skills were hit points, artist Ivan Reis might as well be a Level 99 Kryptonian Flame Dragon.
AQUAMAN VOL. 2: THE OTHERS HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale MAY 15 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US
• Aquaman joins up with his old teammates, The Others, to learn who destroyed Atlantis! But as they seek the truth, Black Manta is stalking them all—and Mera learns some dark truths about Aquaman! Don’t miss this second AQUAMAN hardcover!
• Collects AQUAMAN #7-13.
BATMAN, INCORPORATED VOL. 1: DEMON STAR HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON
The turkey has been gobbled up, thanks have been had, and the winter holidays are now upon us. Traditionally, Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season—a day where stores offer massive discounts on their merchandise and people wake up at hours we didn't know even existed in order to venture forth into the wild to shop for the best deals possible.
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