Comic books have always been one of my little guilty pleasures and I’m always up to read some new stuff from relatively unknown writers and artists, you never know when you’ll find something worth one’s time and money.
I might have just found one when I came across HUMAgeddon, by writer Robert Butt and artist Scott Twells. Following the story of a zombie family, happily sitting around the dinner table enjoying their dinner (whatever zombie’s eats for dinner!), before they were rudely interrupted by humans fighting to regain their land that the humans were forced out from. I could not help but chuckle as a read about these zombies living a normal family life, watching television and a wife nagging her husband, it seems us men will never be able to escape the nagging, even when we’re part of the undead!
Now I have taken into account that HUMAgeddon is both Robert and Scott’s very first project and unfortunately it does show in this first story. However I quite liked the unique artwork by Scott Twells and have to admit that I have become somewhat of a fan of his off-beat and different artwork and I will follow his career with some interest. The storyline and character conversation was unfortunately a bit dull and an un-captivating experience, and I have I used more words in this review so far than the entire comic book consists of, Robert will really need to work on improving his story and especially the dialogue between the characters, I did however see a glimpse of a very unique and promising story, one that I will be very interested in following.
I did struggle to see how these two are going to continue with this storyline for the years to come, and yes you hope they can continue for so long into the future and sincerely hope that they do not fall in a trap or write themselves into a wall. That being said, this is a reasonably good comic with great artwork and an intriguing story that will hopefully change your personal views on zombies. I will give this story six out of ten but I can actually see HUMAgeddon progressing into something truly special and memorable in the indie world.