So, I got the chance to read a preview for the upcoming new comic book by Image Comics Rebel Blood #1. I have to let you guys know first what the comic is exactly about, is a zombie tale, yes another one, but not it’s not your ordinary zombie story. This one has not only infected humans, but also infected animals.
REBEL BLOOD #1 introduces Forest Ranger Chuck Neville, who, after a strange, unexpected silence, receives a final radio message that a plague is sweeping the country. He learns that the disease has turned every living creature into zombies, all at once rendering the entire animal kingdom unpredictable, violent, and willing to tear apart their neighbors with their bare teeth.
He races home to rescue his family, coming face-to-face with unbelievable horrors along his way and fighting to stay alive. However, when he reaches home, he may find the most horrible part of it all waiting for him…
While reading it you may get confused at first. We have the main character Chuck against some really weird looking wolves, and we have no idea what is going on. But as the story goes on, we get to know a bit of the character background story, and how every situation he finds himself in reminds him different scenarios for his family, a wife and a son. Chuck had a very problematic relationship with his wife, he was always lost inside the family, what caused it to tear apart.
The comic mostly develops with Chuck fighting infected humans or animals, and while that, having different visions of scenarios of his family inside his head, what he could have done different etc.
Another interesting point I have to bring up is a mysterious character who looks to be a mix of a reindeer with a human, he appears watching Chuck at some point, and in another we see that he/it may be responsible for the main event of the story. He is a creepy and interesting addition to the story, what may make the story look a bit more attractive in the future.
To finish this review I need to talk about the Riley Rossmo art, which is at same time interesting but doesn’t bring anything new on board, it made me feel a bit lost on the story to tell you the truth, but you get used with it eventually.
I won’t give a rating yet, I’ll be giving a full review with characters and art analysis as soon as the complete comic is out. Stay tuned.
WRITTEN BY: Alex Link, Riley Rossmo
ART BY: Riley Rossmo
RELEASE: March 21
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