Complete Zombies Vs. Robots (Zombies vs Robots) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2008/8/19
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It started with a simple idea — mindless robots fighting rabid zombies, over the fate of the last living human baby. Then the war spread, and now it's a three-way rumble as an island of surviving Amazons get tossed into the mix!
Collecting the entire Zombies vs. Robots and Zombies vs. Robots vs. Amazons series in one volume — including three prequel tales — this book allows you to get your fix of the two sold-out mini-series adventures in inanity.
Chris Ryall is the Chief Creative Officer at IDW Publishing and the co-creator of Zombies vs Robots with Ashley Wood. Ryall has also co-created and written Groom Lake, The Colonized, The Hollows, and Onyx, and has also written adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Richard Matheson. He is also the co-author of a prose book about comics, Comic Books 101, and has written comics based on the Transformers, the band Kiss, Mars Attacks, Weekly World News, and, currently, Hasbro’s Rom. Ryall and ZvR co-creator Ashley Wood were nominated for the 2006 Eisner Award for “Best Short Story.”
Stop collecting Stan Lee's crap and get this Kindle comik or buy the hard copy version if you gotta hold something while you read.
p.s. I also bought Ashley Wood's book of nudes . . .
I'm not clear what configuration the original series appeared in, but this edition starts with a three part backstory addressing "Which Came First?" -- the zombies or the robots. The gist of it is that some U.S. government scientists built a kind of time-travel/alternate dimension portal, the use of which resulted in a zombie virus coming back to infect earth. Then comes the two-part Zombies vs. Robots storyline. As the global population is wiped out, the robots find the one uninfected baby and aim to clone it to resurrect their human masters (shades of Y: The Last Man). Alas, the hive intelligence of the zombies has detected the last fresh brain on earth, and it's a battle royale as they seek to break through the robot army to get to it. It's a simple story, but well told, with a good dose of deadpan robot humor. This ends with the last remaining robot "rebooting" the world by launching a nuclear armageddon to wipe out all zombie life. Except that there's this one island of uninfected Amazons... Which introduces the three part Zombies vs. Robots vs. Amazons. Things get zanier and zanier, what with the Amazon orgies, kung fu, beheadings, and the undead minotaur and all... Good times.
The artwork is very loose and expressive, sometimes almost too much so. Traditional sequential framing is generally absent, or only hinted at, as Wood lets loose on the page. He shifts between ink, watercolor washes, tints, ragged zip-a-tones, and even acrylics from scene to scene, and sometimes within. His zombies are lanky, bestial creatures with nary a remnant of their humanity; his robots are blocky dudes with attitude, and his Amazons are lithe, long-limbed, scantily-clad eye candy. It's geek culture meets fine art -- and for anyone who spent their formative years watching bad '70s and '80s horror and sci-fi flicks, it will strike a chord.
Note: The cover of my edition is different from that on the Amazon page.
Story was out of this world only thing I didn't like was it was shorter then
I wanted to be.