Review: The Other Dead #4
The hurricane has hit land and President Obama is trapped with Tommy and Az in the zombie animal-infested disaster zone! All-star creators Kevin Eastman (TMNT), Joshua Ortega (Gears of War), and Digger T Mesch (Agent 88) join up with rising star Qing Ping Mui for the action-packed fourth issue of the year’s most talked-about new horror series!
The Other Dead returns this week with issue #4 of 6. The story of animal zombies and a super storm in Louisiana is written by Joshua Ortega with art by Qing Ping Mui. Blond handles colors with Tom B. Long providing lettering. How does our small band of survivors fare this month?
Tommy, Az, President Obama, and the others are holed up inside Az and Tommy’s house. There are undead animals outside, but the major threat now is the approaching super storm. The floodwaters are coming and everything is going to be washed away. Obama tells everyone to get up on the roof in the hope that a boat will soon arrive. After dodging a few aquatic undead the group finds themselves on the doorstep of an unlikely ally. When the last person on earth who would want to spend some time with Obama ends up housing him and his punk rock companions, things get even crazier. The storm is upon them and the undead masses are closing in. Who will survive and how will the other dead be dealt with?
Ortega writes a fast-paced issue. The other dead takes a backseat for the most part as the storm and our character’s survival is put to the forefront. Obama takes a larger part this time around and starts to interact with our other cast members. The scenes toward the end when they find shelter are satirical and pretty funny. Ping Mui’s art is clean, crisp, and detailed as always. There aren’t many animals to let loose with, but the character work is great. Water is always hard to pull off in comics, but the art and Blond’s colors do it extremely well.
Bottom Line: The Other Dead continues to be a solid book with a lot to like. There’s still a few bumps to smooth out, but it looks like the team is just gearing up for a gigantic two-part finale. The undead animals have popped up infrequently, but it looks like they are about to attack en masse. 3.5/5
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