(W) Jonathan Maberry (A/CA) Alex Sanchez In Shops: Jan 01, 2020 SRP: $3.99
“Subterranean Homesick Blues.” The Pandemica Team is losing the war against the ARK madmen who want to “purify” humanity of ethnic taints. Agent De’Neesa fights her way through SpecOps killers and radical mutations to bring the infected child to the Lighthouse, a mobile research lab ready to begin work on a cure. If she can get there.
(W) Jonathan Maberry (A/CA) Alex Sanchez In Shops: Nov 06, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“Sick Things.” The ethnic genocide bioweapons have been released. People are dying in the streets… but there are worse things than death. Designer pandemics are colliding and mutating, pushing humanity to the edge of permanent darkness. One child holds the key to human survival or extinction, and everyone is hunting for her.
Diseases are breaking out all around the world in Pandemica #1. What’s strange is, the diseases seem to be racist and geared towards specific ethnic groups. Writer Jonathan Maberry uses the concept of designer disease to create a story of conspiracy and action.
The comic brings the band together. As the story unfolds we’re introduced to the individuals who will help unravel this mystery as well as provided hints as to who’s behind it. In that way, things are pretty standard. But, it’s the concept that’s truly interesting.
The concept of modifying a disease to infect one particular group isn’t the thing of science fiction and knowing that makes the comic all the more frightening. It’s a concept that hasn’t been used much in stories and something that deserves more attention.
Maberry peppers this science fiction with enough hints as to the real world to make the first issue all too real at times. Breakouts in immigration detention centers, actual conflicts, and a villain that probably falls in the white supremacist category add to the “realness” of it all.
The art by Alex Sanchez is good. There are interesting design and characters and what especially stands out is a break from a “standard” comic character design. Character’s faces and noses are at times rough and misshapen a little. They’re varied and with some being a more standard comic “beautiful” style one has to think this is deliberate. The color by Jay Fotos is drab adding to the melancholy feel of the comic. This isn’t so much an action comic as horror with a political spin. The art and color choice emphasize that.
The concept of the series is what stands out. Pandemica #1 is a standard gathering of the team. At times the storytelling is a bit choppy too. But, between the concept and the characters, there’s more than enough to return and check out more.
Story: Jonathan Maberry Art: Alex Sanchez Color: Jay Fotos Letters: Shawn Lee Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation:Read
IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
is brewing in America. A shadow government is preparing to launch “purity
bombs” for ethnic cleansing. A small group of scientists and former SpecOps
shooters stand in their way. Join the resistance—save the world! Pandemica by New York Times bestseller Jonathan
Maberry (V-Wars,Black Panther: Doomwar).
Jonathan Maberry – tells a dark, action-packed story of defiance against authoritarian abuses. Pandemica is a new comic book epic coming this Fall from IDW Publishing. Maberry is the New York Times Bestselling author of V-Wars and Rot & Ruin. –
The first issue of Pandemica depicts an America on the verge of war. A shadow government prepares to launch “purity bombs” for ethnic cleansing. A small group of scientists and former SpecOps shooters bands together to avert this disaster. Maberry joins artist Alex Sanchez and colorist Jay Fotos in inviting readers to resist the sickness that plagues the nation — and ultimately save the world!
The story reflects the fears about the direction in which the United States, and the world, is going. The story features a diverse cast who discovers that a secret organization is selling designer pathogens for use in ethnic cleansing.
In the announcement, Maberry said he’s working with scientists, including epidemiologists and molecular biologists, to make the bioweapons in the series as realistic as possible. Much of what’s presented is possible and groups and governments have actively worked to make these kinds of weapons.
Jonathan Maberry (w) • Drew Moss (a) • Santipérez (c)
The five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author introduces the
world to the latest chapter of the zombie epic in this over-the-top wild-ride
prequel to ROAD OF THE DEAD! The dead
rose and are feasting on the living and a young scientist may hold the secret to
a cure. Meanwhile, zombies and biker gangs want her dead, so it’s up to a bunch
of losers in muscle cars and a hijacked tank to risk everything to save her.
Jonathan Maberry (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Ryan Brown (c)
Michael Fayne was patient zero of the plague that exploded into
the Vampire Wars. A cult of militant vampires wants to resurrect him. Luther
Swann leads a strike team to prevent the rise of a vampire god. New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry returns with an
all-new V-Wars tale.
Jonathan Maberry (w) • Alan Robinson, Marco
Turini (a) • Photo (c)
is set in a world transformed by a global pandemic caused by a millenia-old
virus that, once triggered, affects individuals differently depending on their
DNA, resulting in vampires as unique as their cultures. But the response from
unaffected humans is like never before, leading to all-out war.
York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry takes you on a non-stop thrill ride of action,
horror, and suspense! These all-new tales chronicling the early days of the
Vampire Wars offer the first salvo in the battle between humans and hundreds of
new species of vampires! No matter how it ends, the world is going to bleed.
Collects all 11 issues.
Jonathan Maberry (w) • Drew Moss (a) •
over-the-top wild ride prequel to ROAD OF
Written by Jonathan Maberry, New York
Times bestselling author and creator of V-Wars.
With everyone around her dying and turning into zombies, and new threats
rolling her way from every direction, Harriet knows she is running out of time
and options. She has a possible cure to the zombie plague. Well… maybe. How
many of her friends have to die to help her find out if she can save the world?
Jonathan Maberry (w) • Drew Moss (a) • Santipérez (c)
An over-the-top wild ride prequel to ROAD OF THE DEAD! Written by Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author and creator of V-WARS.Scientist Harriet, tank crewman Skelly, and their crew of losers leave a trail of bodies—living and dead—behind them as they race for sanctuary through the zombie wasteland of North America. The road to hell is paved with bad decisions, heavy drinking, and a lot of blood on the asphalt.