Dead Future #3 Review

Grim Crew Presents: Dead Future #3 Review

2009, Grim Crew
Writers: Martin Brandt II, Tiffany Brandt, Adam Wilson
Gaston Pacheco, Drake Harris, Michael Stewart, Mark Dodson

See also: Grim Crew Presents: Dead Future #1 and #2 Review

Martin Brandt and company continue to forecast the undead apocalypse in this anthology series by writers and artists from around the world. As with the previous two issues, it’s a diverse collection of unconnected stories that tackle the zombie formula from every angle imaginable.

Dead Future #3 Review

Dead Future #3 Review

First up is One More Day by Martin Brandt and Gaston Pacheco, in which the undead reflect upon their past lives and the survivors wonder why they bother fighting to live. Bleak stuff indeed.

Rising Tides by Tiffany Brandt and Drake Harris, tells a tale of revenge from beyond the grave, and reminded me faintly of the Leslie Neilson episode from Creep Show. The strong contrast between black and white in Harris’s art lend this taut segment a genuine sense of foreboding.

Finally, Adam Wilson and Michael Stewart take us on a Road Trip to the End of the World, a brief but amusing tale told from the perspective of the begrudging chauffeur to two generic zombie slaying superheroes.

As with the past two issues, or anthologies in general, the tales here vary in quality, but while it obviously lacks the sheen of a mainstream book, Dead Future’s main appeal is that it’s like a comic book pick ‘n’ mix; you never know quite what you’ll be getting.

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Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).

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