Saturday, February 5, 2011

Zombre #2 The Magic Forest

(Zombre) Ansis Purins beautiful work has graced the pages of Roctober for years, and we're not so much surprised he got a Xeric grant to publish this comic as we are that Xeric doesn't just give him an unlimited debit card. If there's any knock I can put on this book it's bad timing...though Zombre, a blissfully undead innocent who has the gentle soul of Frankenstein (just before tossing that girl in the drink) and the commune-with-nature attributes of Swamp Thing, has been around for years in zines, minicomix and this magazine, having his best work come out after the cultural zombie flood of the last few years may get him lost in the Zombpocolypse of movies, TV shows, books, comics, toys, salsa, etc. that's cashing in on zombiemania. Also, having this brilliant book about hapless campers, silly forest rangers, and cartoon creatures come out so close to that Dan Aykroyd Yogi Bear computer animation abomination is unfortunate. But Zombre's day will come! The thing about the undead is that they have all the time in the world!

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