Review: Ghoul Scouts: Night of the Unliving Undead #2

An ominous opening welcomes readers (back) to issue two of the series: “There’s No Blood.  And no bodies.  There’s no need to think the worst yet.”  Don’t go screaming for another ban on comics because they are seducing the innocent with admonitions like that one; no, this book is a great fun read for those of an age not quite ready for The Walking Dead. Having teamed up in the previous chapter, the boy and girl scouts unite to fight off the zombie outbreak besieging their camp out activities.  And in this part of the story, the kids return to find the ALE_ghoulscouts_02A copyzombies pillaging their neighborhood.

Mark Stegbauer gets the chance to do most of the storytelling with his pencils for issue #2.  While there is little dialogue, we have plenty of plot.  For instance, the bonds grew between the two genders of scouts.  Tension builds from panel to panel as the undead encroach on our living heroes.  And the mood of the shadowy night comes across so well as the scouts mount a counterattack for their own survival.

If you have a child or a niece, nephew, or grandchild, or some cool kid who needs help getting excited about reading, put a copy of this book in their hands.  The result will put a smile on both your faces.

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Ghoul Scouts: Night of the Unliving Undead #2
Writer: Steve Bryant
Artist: Mark Stegbauer
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment
Price: $3.99
Format: Mini-Series; Print/Digital