341. Rebel Blood by Alex Link

Rebel Blood by Alex Link. Art by Riley Rossmo  (US) - (Canada)

Pages:  128
Ages: 18+
Finished: Dec. 20, 2012
First Published: Oct. 2, 2012
Publisher: Image Comics
Genre: Graphic novel, horror, zombies
Rating: 1/5

First Sentence: {several pages of sound effects, then the first spoken word is the Lord's name taken in vein.}

Publisher's Summary: "A virus has created a wilderness of blood-thirsty creatures standing between you and your family. You don't know if you can save them in time, or if you've even got the strength to try. But you're about to find out. 
In a world of ravenous creatures it doesn't matter who you used to be. Today you're lunch.

Acquired:  Received an egalley from the publisher through Netgalley.

Reason for Reading:  I like a good zombie story as much as the next fan.

I'm going to keep this short as I have nothing good to say.  The entire book is filled {every page} with gratuitous violence.  It starts graphic and never ends.  Plot is lacking and frame after frame of "rowr" and "boom" replaces text, which is minimal.  Read my other reviews; the presence of violence doesn't bother me, but this is superfluous and taken to the point of ridiculousness.  What plot there is quickly becomes cliched.  And while I say this next with tongue in cheek, I say it with respect to the zombie fan.  What is with the crazy twist ending?  Today's modern zombie fan is serious about his zombies, we know the zombie apocalypse is coming and want a good tale that respects this, unless it is an all out pastiche such as Faith Erin Hicks' Zombie Calling.  The ending wrecked an already bad story for me.