The Living Corpse #1
Written by: Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson
Art by: Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson
Published by: Zenescope
After a long wait, The Living Corpse #1 recently
arrived in comic book shops everywhere. This book did not disappoint as
it was filled with solid action and a very good storyline.
The story begins in a rainy cemetery as family
and friends are saying goodbye to a recently deceased loved one. From
a distance, an onlooker closely monitors what is happening. As family
and friends depart, the onlooker steps from the shadows, and it is The
The Living Corpse knows something about the recently
deceased man, that his friends and family don't. A bus killed this man,
but it takes more than that to kill the lycanthrope inside of the man.
More raindrops fall, and suddenly a huge werewolf bursts through the recently
filled grave. This is no ordinary werewolf though, this is a zombie werewolf.
The Living Corpse takes out his shotgun and the
battle begins. We are treated to a great battle between The Living Corpse
and the werewolf over the next few pages. As The Living Corpse gets tossed
against a grave site, the werewolf goes in for the kill. The werewolf
chomps half of his foes arms and suddenly, the werewolf stops and stumbles
back. A moment later the werewolf lie on the ground, dead. The Living
Corpse gets back to his feet and reaches into the werewolf's mouth pulling
out the other half of his lost arm, and a silver charm wrapped in wolfs
bane. The Living Corpse reattaches his arm as we see the pentagram on
the werewolf's hand fade and he turns back to his human form, now dead.
After a nights work well done, The Living Corpse
heads back to a mausoleum where he lives. As he enters his home, we see
Lilith, a goth girl, complete with piercing's and tattoos. She tells "John"
that she has a present for him. That sets The Living Corpse off, as he
doesn't want to be reminded of his past. Lilith hands him the present,
which is a bag of brains that she took from her job at the mortuary, and
Outside Asteroth approaches The Living Corpse and
tells him that he should no longer associate with Lilith because he is
no longer a part of their world. To be the gatekeeper, The Living Corpse
must have a foot in both worlds belonging to neither.
We cut to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in
Washington, DC. A man talks to a committee about a zombie outbreak in
a small town of New Jersey twenty five years ago. For one night, the dead
came back but the next morning, they were lifeless again. After trying
to recreate this for many years, "Project Lazarus" was always
unsuccessful. The man claims to have the answer to make this work. One
zombie has survived and if they get him, they will be able to figure out
how to re-animate the dead. The man reveals he was there, at the small
town in New Jersey twenty five years ago. He knows what zombies are capable
of and he won't rest until the last one is dead.
The end of issue one is a perfect setup for the
next few issues. Not only will The Living Corpse have to deal with the
things that go bump in the night, but also the government, as they wish
to delve deeper into "Project Lazarus". The back of the book
features the cover to issue number two which has to be one of the coolest
covers I have seen in quite some time.
If you missed issue one, you missed out on a really
cool book. I can't wait for issue two and see all these sub plots play
out......... A zombie book with brains!
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