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Exodus Z #1 Review

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Exodus Z #1 Review: Unleash the Holy Undead!

Exodus Z #1 Review: Unleash the Holy Undead!

Exodus Z #1 Review: Unleash the Holy Undead!

Exodus Z #1 Review

Exodus Z #1 review
Created/written by: Jorge Alvarez
Art/inks by: John Epple
Colors by: Edgar Wolv
Letters by: Nikki Powers

Exodus Z is a new comic series that encompasses an undead infection to a level that exceeded a worldwide epidemic. We’ve seen many adaptations both in and out of comics with the likes of George A. Romero and Robert Kirkman delivering iconic takes on the genre but this series takes us on a journey that no one has ever taken us on. Things get absolutely biblical! 

Here is a brief description of Exodus Z:

Following the final exodus, we find a preacher attempting to save his parishioners from the zombie apocalypse. Unfortunately, chaos always finds a way and not even Heaven is safe!

Before jumping into that, let’s take a step back and admire a few things. Exodus Z did many things that I like. Starting with the narrative, writer Jorge Alvarez makes the story bob and weave flawlessly as if we were elegantly pushing through an undead horde and the only thing that packs a bite is his storytelling. Alvarez makes this feel like an easy read without sacrificing the buildup of his story and the characters that inhabit it. 

Artist John Epple and colorist Edgar Wolv make a hell of a team as they put out art and colors that absolutely slay. Reminiscing the gory playfulness of the undead you’d find in something like Dead Island or a silly cartoon that lures you in with an almost cutesy look but then bathes in gore not meant for any child’s eyes (looking at you Happy Tree Friends). Epple and Wolv really made a solid duo that keeps the reader’s eyes fixated on every panel, every character, and every drop of blood. 

Overall, Exodus Z takes the undead genre straight to the Pearly Gates as the undead horde reaches heaven and corrupts even those of the highest grace. As the fight for survival elevates to different planes, this series absolutely captivated me with the world and story it’s created as we see a clash of something between Night of the Living Dead and Legion pour into this issue. It’s a fun entry point that certainly invests you in tuning in for more. Whether it converts you into an angel of heaven or an undead from the depths, is all up to you. 

Jackie Daytona
Jackie Daytona

A variety geek who enjoys geeking out with friends over video games, comics, or movies/TV shows. An avid wrestling fan since the days of the Attitude Era and N64’s No Mercy, he now spends much of his time reading and collecting comics. All of my puns are intended.

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