Review: Hollywood Zombie Apocolypse #2

The summary claims 'Hollywood and zombies collide in this hilarious two-part parody comic book'. Unfortunately, hilarious might be a bit of an over-statement. The jokes often fall flat and are more 'oh, I can see why that might be funny' or ' that was funny when I heard it before'. This comic runs like a bad B-movie, the kind you'd watch five or so minutes of before switching to something else. Unfortunately the characters last words are very fitting. One character turns to the other and asks 'you don't think there will be a sequel, do you?' to which the other responds 'God I hope not'. I imagine most readers will feel the same way.

HollywoodZombie_02_cover BThe saving graces of this book are the artwork, some of the famous cameos and the occasional joke that lands. I did enjoy Tom Cruise who has one of the only moments that made me chuckle (he mishears, maybe purposefully, what someone says and does something quite funny).

Most of the celebrities are recognizable, there are a handful that are hard to distinguish, Cruise being one of them.  I had to read the dialogue a couple of times to see that they were insinuating that character was Tom Cruise.

I would recommend this if you like B-movies, zombies and poking fun at celebrities. There's nothing in here that stands out as new or overly funny. Apart from the amount of color pages it's not really worth 6 bucks.

Score: 2/5

Writer: Ralph Tedesco and Joe Brusha Artist: David Lorenzo Riviero Colorist: Jorge Alberto Cortes Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment Price: $5.99 Release Date: 2/4/15 Format: Mini-Series; Print/Digital