Jesus Hates Zombies: Yea, Though I Walk, Vol. 1
Featuring Lincoln Hates Werewolves
Written & Lettered by Stephen Lindsay
Art by Steve Cobb
Cover by Danilo Beyruth
Cover price: $7.95; Available Sept. 2008
I first encountered Jesus Hates Zombies nearly a year ago, when I was asked to review the original Jesus Hates Zombies… and Sasquatch for the final chapter of The Great Zombie Roundup. Looking back at what I wrote then, I see that I struggled with the concept. I thought that the story idea had merit, and that some of the dialog showed great ironic edge (Jesus: “Ever ask yourself “˜how the hell did I get here?'”). With benefit of hindsight, I see that it was too brief of a story to know if Jesus Hates Zombies could fulfill its potential.
Now, nearly a year later, I can definitively say that Jesus Hates Zombies takes a long slow look at its potential and kicks its ass! With a darker, more brooding visual sense (thanks to art by Steve Cobb) and more salty dialog from Stephen Lindsay, this is light years beyond what I read before. This book grabbed me at “hello” and did not let go for forty more pages.
The basic plot for Jesus Hates Zombies remains unchanged. Jesus is sent back to an Earth stuck in the middle of a Zombie plague, not to save souls, but to save asses. A small group of true believers still exists in the world and Jesus must find them. Until he does, he is essentially powerless… and has to end the plague one zombie at a time with his trusty baseball bat, Samson.
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