One of my favorite movies of all time is the zombie movie, Shaun Of The Dead. It stars my two favorite actors, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Their collective talent alongside Edgar Wright is something comedy fans have been enjoying for years. Each of their movies have found a way to connect to every type of genre.
What made me connect to Shaun Of The Dead is that it made it relatable to movie fans. Their characters were normal guys. It even made fun of many of the tropes that the genre usually transfixes on to hilarious results. It made me wonder how the zombie apocalypse would affect some of our favorite characters? In the first issue of Rocko’s Modern Afterlife we find our what happens when zombies hit our favorite neurotic dog.
It has been two weeks since people have started to act strange,
particularly Mr. Bighead, as a zombie virus has hit Rocko’s city. For the first
time, in a long time, he gets holed up in his house and a little bit stir crazy,
as we also catch up with Heff, who now makes a living by playing video games.
Before long, the zombie hoards, invade his house which now includes his dog,
Heff. By issue’s end, he and his dog, Spunky, must find refuge, with his
remaining uninfected friend, Filburt.
Overall, a story that feels equal parts Shaun Of The Dead and The Walking Dead while still remembering that this is for kids. The story by Anthony Burch is funny, and action packed. The art by the creative team leaps off the pages. Altogether, a story that will make you feel for these characters and will make you fall for them .
Story: Anthony Burch Art: Mattia Di Meo, Francesco Segala, and Ian McGinty Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
Publisher: KaBOOM, an imprint of BOOM! Studios Writer: Conor McCreery, Christopher Hastings, Mariko Tamaki, Ryan North, Kiernan Sjursen-Lien Artist: Jorge Monlongo, Zachary Sterling, Ian McGinty, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Christine Larsen Cover Artist: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb Price: $14.99
EVERY ADVENTURE COMES TO AN END…
After six years and 75 issues, Finn, Jake, and your favorite characters from Cartoon Network’s Adventure TimeTM star in their final collection from the ongoing series. Together, they’ll face off against Magic Man stealing the colors from Ooo and take on one of their most challenging quests of all: a royal wedding… And there’s even a special adventure starring Fionna & Cake as they retrieve the punch for Prince Gumball’s semi-annual Punch Parade!
Featuring a tour-de-force of creators from across Adventure TimeTM history—including writers Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Mariko Tamaki (She-Hulk), and Christopher Hastings (Regular Show™ : 25 Years Later), along with artists Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (Making Scents), Ian McGinty (Invader Zim), and Zachary Sterling (Bee & Puppycat)—this final journey through Ooo is a must-have for every fan.
Collects Adventure Time #74, #75, and the Adventure Time 2018 Free Comic Book issue.
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios Writer: Anthony Burch Artist: Mattia Di Meo Cover Artists: Main Cover: Ian McGinty Preorder Cover: Joey McCormick Price: $3.99
Rocko returns in this new limited series from writer Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2) and Mattia Di Meo (Ben 10: For Science!)for a spooky look at everyone’s favorite wallaby!
Something is turning the good people of O-Town into mindless zombies and Rocko wants nothing to do with it. He barricades himself and Spunky in their home and is determined to outlast the hoards outside.
But desperate times calls for desperate measures when Rocko’s best friend Heffer becomes infected, Rocko will have to risk it all to save his friends and his city.
(W) Kyle Starks, Karla Pacheco (A) Marc Ellerby, Ian McGinty (C) Sarah Stern (CA) Cover A: Marc Ellerby with Sarah Stern, Cover B: Simon Troussellier Age Rating: Teen, 16+ — Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor Price: $3.99 — Page Count: 32
Uh oh, someone’s messed up reality again pretty badly…. The Smith family loves each other, Jerry has a job, Summer is nice to Morty… No one is cursing, or suffering from existential melancholy or threat of death. I mean, everything is sort of safe and great, like a 50s sitcom. And what is going on with Rick?! Can Morty fix this all before…well, I guess, before everything works out nicely for everyone for once?
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios Writer: Ryan Ferrier Artist: Ian McGinty Colorist: Fred C. Sterling Letterer: Jim Campbell Cover Artist: Jorge Monlongo Price: $14.99
Rocko’s dog Spunky becomes an overnight internet sensation. Desperate times call for desperate measures and Rocko will do whatever it takes to win back his best bud’s affection. But Rocko’s resolve will be really be put to the test when he chooses to take on corporate giant, Conglom-o!
BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Rocko’s Modern Afterlife #1, available in stores on April 3, 2019. In this exciting first issue in the limited comic book series from writer Anthony Burch and artist Mattia Di Meo, everyone’s favorite wallaby, Rocko, is trying to survive the zombie outbreak that’s taken over his home of O-Town!
Welcome to the future of O-town where everyone’s cell phone is glued to their hands, Heffer makes a living streaming video games online, and the latest app lets you avoid all contact with everyone else without even looking up from your gadget! But even in the midst of this techno-utopia, there’s something not quite right with Rocko’s fellow citizens as the authorities call for a city-wide lockdown. While Rocko takes the two weeks as a time to chill and unplug from technology, the rest of the town seems to be going mad. When danger comes knocking at his door, the newly zen wallaby will have to choose whether to stay barricaded within his increasingly surrounded home or venture forth into a wasteland filled with mindless versions of his friends and neighbors.
Rocko’s Modern Afterlife #1, featuring a main cover by Ian McGinty and preorder variant cover by illustrator and artist Joey McCormick.
BOOM! Studios has announced Rocko’s Modern Afterlifewill be available in stores on April 3, 2019. In this four-issue limited series from writer Anthony Burch and artist Mattia Di Meo, everyone’s favorite wallaby, Rocko, is trying to survive the zombie outbreak that’s taken over his home of O-Town!
Too much screen time was already making O-Town’s citizens mindless, but now something is turning them into mindless zombies, and Rocko wants nothing to do with it. He barricades himself and his pup Spunky in their home, determined to outlast the hordes. But desperate times call for desperate measures when Rocko’s best friend Heffer becomes infected. Rocko will have to risk everything to save his friends and his city!
Rocko’s Modern Afterlife#1, featuring a main cover by Ian McGinty and preorder variant cover by illustrator and artist Joey McCormick.
Today, Poppy announced her first ever graphic novel, Genesis 1 which will be available this July. Written by Poppy, Titanic Sinclair, and Ryan Cady and drawn by Masa Minoura and Ian McGinty, Genesis 1 tells the elusive origin story of Poppy.
I am Poppy. I am Poppy. I am Poppy. I am Poppy. I am Poppy. I am Poppy.
Is she a girl? Is she a machine? Is she humanity’s redemption, or its damnation? Don’t be scared — either way, she is Poppy… and you love Poppy. Witness the genesis of the internet phenomenon in this original graphic novel, bundled with an exclusive brand new album.
500 copies of the limited deluxe edition of Genesis 1 will be available for pre-sale on Z2 Comics’ website. This deluxe edition will include an oversized 9×15 Slip Cased Hard Cover, a free print and vinyl signed by Poppy.
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios Writer: Ryan Ferrier Artist: Ian McGinty Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Jorge Monlongo Subscription Cover: Dave Perillo Colorist: Fred C. Stresing Letterer: Jim Campbell Price: $3.99
It’s Rocko’s high school reunion! Will all the mental preparation for facing down old bullies pay off?
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artist: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Colorist: Maarta Laiho
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Join Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, and LSP as they take on Finn, Jake, and BMO in a hot air balloon race around the land as they try to see who can gather up the three pieces of gold that will get them their ultimate prize. Collects issues #66-69.