Home has had a different vibe than the other Double Take titles. It stars the Foster family which began as the perfect family. Loving, caring, three children and a dog. They’ve been through a lot since then and now they find themselves divided and really the last to understand what’s going on in the world around them. Like the last people to really get the fact that zombies are eating people. That changes this issue as Linda, Tim and John finally catch a news report about what’s happening and Linda makes the realization that her family is probably in danger. Not that they really need to worry because Lisa looks like she’s killed more than a few of hitchhikers that have come across the farm. Linda and Ben are interrupted one more time as they attempt coitus giving Ben a serious case of blue balls for sure. Good thing they’re on their way to the hospital to save Linda’s family!
There’s not much else to say about this issue. The story progresses and if you’re reading the other Double Take titles then you’ll understand more of what’s happening in the background. That’s probably the only downside to the writing in this series, is that if you were to just read Home you wouldn’t understand what’s happening in the universe yet. We’re getting there and a big piece of that is laid down in this issue, but what a lot of the other third and fourth issues have done by now is explain the events of the Night of the Living Dead to the reader and Home isn’t quite there. That’s not necessarily bad because all of the series have moved at their own pace, but it does take a way a little from this story when the characters have finally learned what’s happening all around them.
The art is very consistent. Some of the other titles had a jump in quality, which is not a complaint, but Home has managed to look the most consistent from the beginning. That and the coloring for this series plays into that wholesome feeling at times which makes it funnier when the dog picks up a hand and it begins walking “Thing” style.
My only gripe with this series is that Lisa came on strong in the first issue and I’m sure most people hated that. A foul-mouthed little girl not be acknowledged by the people around her is something we have strangely seen a lot of in our media over the years, but dammit… I liked it. I thought it was funny as hell and she stole the show. I get the need to tone her down some, but now it feels like she’s barely in the comic. Here’s to hoping that issue five sees her triumphant return to the forefront of the story or at the very least throat chops her brother. Lastly, don’t let the score fool you, this is still a very strong issue worth picking up.
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