Zombie Tramp #51
I could have sworn I was teleported back to the days of 90s Rob Liefeld
Make no mistake Zombie Tramp is for adults with graphic art and strong language it’s not for kids. Well, when I say strong language I mean what little dialogue there is you can guarantee between the “Wha?” and “Huhs” there’s some kind of strong language, but that’s not what Zombie Tramp is going for. It isn’t trying to impress you with compelling conversation it wants to grab your attention with racy art which I have to say is really good. The art took me back to the feeling in my early teenage years of watching Avenged Sevenfold music videos. Like the rest of the series, Zombie Tramp #51 has a collection of alternate covers that reveal a little more than what you would see normally, however, this book took me back in more ways than one. In a few panels throughout this issue, I’m taken back to early Image Comics. Where you would see the typical exaggerated female hero in that impossible stance where you could see boobs and ass. At the same time, it made me laugh at least in a weird nostalgia trip kind of way. I could have sworn I was teleported back to the days of Rob Liefeld.
As you read through this Zombie Tramp issue you’ll feel it fly by but don’t let that fool you. Jane Belle’s death is not the end. She has become a monster and her only goal is it summon the Kaiju Queen. To stop her – Doll Face, Black Betty and Vamplade have teamed up to stop a trail of blood reaching a portal and bringing through the demonic horde. The only thing standing in their way is Morning, a young girl with immense power aided by her supernatural bunny rabbit. (WTF? – Ed) Fighting breaks out quickly as all Morning wants is her freedom. She brutally stomps people into the floor, gets stabbed through the chest by my personal favourite, Vampblade, and is still able to get up. Skin falling from her bones and vowing revenge.
A visual delight that made me laugh almost all the way through
All in all, I enjoyed this book for what it is. A visual delight that made me laugh almost all the way through. I can’t say much about the writing because there was barely any of it. From an art standpoint the panels are great if not a little rushed in places. The action is fun and the characters don’t pull any punches and I can’t say enough about their design. Especially the Queen with her pixie-like face dominated by a golden third eye and Jet black hair in a super saiyan style, she looks fantastic. I feel like I could give this a higher rating but I don’t think it does the previous issue’s cliffhanger any justice. Don’t get me wrong – I can’t wait to see where it goes from here. There’s definitely more exciting things to come.