A hot zombie hooker and an undead Elvis…what more could you ask for? I’ve been a fan of Zombie Tramp for a while now and was delighted to hear it was getting an ongoing. I am generally not a fan of the big boobs and blood type comics, but it is done without so much fanfare and the humor overshadows any NSFW imagery. Zombie Tramp is just fun. It is fun to read and it isn’t often that I have this much fun reading a comic.
In an almost “lonely man” style, poor Janey Belle roams from town to town and adventure to adventure searching for answers. It’s odd but I can almost hear the solemn piano theme from The Incredible Hulk by looking at the first page. That’s where we diverge and the story takes a turn that not even Bill Bixby himself could hulk his way out of.
Janey Belle isn’t your typical zombie, although all the murderous tendencies are intact. In spite of her need to feed, you can’t help but route for her. After months on the road, she decides to hide out in the one place where a zombie prostitute could hide unnoticed…Las Vegas.
Writer and creator Dan Mendoza has certainly struck comic book gold with this title. It’s tongue-in-cheek funny without forcing it, bloody without being in your face and just zany enough to keep you reading. For me this is definitely one of Action Labs’ more enjoyable titles in the last few months.
The artwork from the team of TMChu and Jason Martin has a style about it that suits the mood for this comic perfectly. With backgrounds brilliantly detailed and laid out and the characters drawn in comical perfection for this type of story.
Zombie Tramp certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it surely wasn’t a comic I would have considered picking up. However I am so glad I gave it a chance. It’s funny and silly and eye-catching. Dan Mendoza and Jason Martin have woven an interesting tale so far and I am adding Zombie Tramp to my pull list.
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