Comic Review: 28 Days Later #8
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By The Canadian Titan

28 Days Later #8
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Art by Declan Shalvey
BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Released Date: March 17, 2010

If you are a fan of anything zombie related, especially 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, then look no further than the 28 Days Later comic book series. If you were wondering what happened to those lone survivors between those two movies, then this is your chance to have the story laid out. BOOM! Studios along with writer Michael Alan Nelson (Fall of Cthulhu) takes this into his own hands and gives us a powerful conclusion to the story in these final pages to give us an “on the edge of our seat” read. With the help of Declan Shalvey‘s art (Frankenstein – Classical Comics), you are sure to have your mind blown.

No guts, no glory (pardon the pun) are definitely words to live by, but also words to caution. What would you do if you had one machete and a gun with only nine bullets remaining? Selena and Clint find out real quick what they are going to have to do in order to survive the chaos in the world they once knew and do whatever it takes to save their friend Derrick, no matter what the cost.

“Bend in the Road!” is the conclusion to this story that bridges the events between 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later. Selena has overcome many obstacles to get to this point in her life, and the fact that she and Clint now have to make a life threatening trip into the nearest town to save Derrick is not making things any easier. They can’t drive in, as to not attract too much attention, so they must enter on foot and even having to do that quickly and quietly. But the question remains “Will they survive their mission, so they can save the life of another”?

The writing in this is phenomenal and the art definitely complements it. I felt as though I was actually there in the moment with the characters running for my life and feeling the pressure they were under, figuratively speaking of course.

Issue #8 gives us a conclusion to a great story, showing us how working together to survive and the trust that had been developed are some of the key points to surviving in a world with such pandemonium as this one. BOOM! Studios has delivered another winner to everyone and this is definitely something you should run out to your local comic book store and pick up.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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