Junior Braves of the Apocalypse (#1) A Brave is Brave by Greg Smith & Michael Tanner

A Brave is Brave by Greg Smith & Michael Tanner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hardcover, 216 pages
Published July 8th 2015 by Oni Press
Source: review copy from the publisher

Junior Braves of the Apocalypse (#1)

Splendid! I loved this. Have someone who isn't quite ready to take on "The Walking Dead"? This is the junior version. A true horror story for kids, light on the graphic scenes, mild on cuss words, but otherwise real-life teen talk and situations and not for the sensitive. I really enjoyed it! A scouting group goes out for a week's camp and comes back to find their town gone, trashed, to put it plainly the Zombie Apocalypse has arrived. It's a motley group of boys we start off with, none of them seeming to be protagonist material, but the rather scary-looking non-talking kid quickly comes out of the shadows and proves to be Johnny, a Native-American, who first shows some metal within the group. But before the story is over everyone has shown their strengths whether that be intellectual, physical or know-how. This is one group of kids zombies do not want to mess with and they have a leader who knows how to manage group dynamics. There is humour to lighten up the tension, but the book is not pure comedy by any means, character comes first and a typical zombie/virus plot comes second. This one is a keeper for my shelf and I'll be looking to see what's up with volume two right away.


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