Fatima: The Blood Spinners #4
Story and Art by Gilbert Hernandez
Edited by Diana Schutz
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: September 19, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99
So, have YOU been reading Fatima by Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets)? No seriously, have you been following this madcap adventure through space, time, and zombies? I know that zombie storylines have been spreading in pop-culture like… a plague that is unrelated to zombies. Letâ€™s just say its spreading like a Contagion. I donâ€™t actually think itâ€™s necessary or wise to list off all the zombie-related media out there right now. I mean, really: when Brad Pitt is the lead in the $125 million dollar adaptation of a highly acclaimed zombie novel by the son of Mel Brooks, I think itâ€™s possible to say that a saturation point has arrived. That The Walking Dead is a best-selling ongoing comic, and the most popular show on a cable channel that Mad Men also calls home, AND apparently has certain character prologues being novelized, means I think we can throw out â€˜possibleâ€™ and replace it with â€˜redundantâ€™. When I feel confident that I can mention the zombie preparation campaign by the CDC without linking to it because Iâ€™m positive everyone and their unborn (zombie, obviously) children have heard of it already, well thatâ€™s just straight tautological. Wait, so why read this mini-series, which closes this month? Oh right, because its awesome.
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