Zombie Tramp #68 Concludes the Dead Girl in Europe Storyline
You can probably gather that Zombie Tramp from Action Lab Danger Zone is a mature readers title that features an undead supernatural anti hero in the form of a, well , zombie tramp. There is a mix of horror, gratuitous violence and comedy in the long running title created by Dan Mendoza who debuted the character in a series of self published graphic novels in 2009.
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Zombie Tramp #68
Writer: Vince Hernandez
Artist: Marco Maccagni
Zombie Tramp #68 is very reminiscent of 90s mature titles, and it would seem that there is still an audience for these books.
Now full disclosure, I am completely unaware of the property, and it’s long history, but I think it must be safe to say that Zombie Tramp seems to have a very loyal fan base that have supported the book and it’s creator for over a decade now.
That in itself is no mean feat, and the fact that it is still being published shows that even if you are a small indie publisher, with the right fan base, consistent output and good communication, it is possible for smaller companies to carve a place in the comic book space left by bigger companies dropping the ball.
Issue 68 of the title finds us in part 4 of an arc titled A Dead Girl In Europe.
The press release informs that “Sacrifice is a common theme in Angel’s existence up to this point- and her stay in Rome ends with her losing someone very close to her in a shocking and bloody fashion.”
This final issue in the arc sees Angel and Deborah in a desperate battle, and the outcome looks set to change the lives of our cast forever. Written by Vince Hernandez, it’s fair to say that the fans of Zombie Tramp will probably enjoy the conclusion of this arc.
Things zip along, and the whole comic is infused with plenty of violence , nudity and action that I expect the comic is known for. It is worth noting that despite the Manga inspired art from Marco Maggagni that seems initially cartoonish, this is a book filled with violent images and violent horror, so it’s definitely earning its Mature Readers label on the front cover.
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There are also a plenty of variant covers by Maggagni, with others from Michael McComb and Noel Serrato. These are limited to around 2000 copies, and feature regular covers and risqué covers. Take your pick. It should probably be worth noting that if Zombie Tramp lights your candle, there are plenty of back issues of the series available to order online, and also on E Bay.
Why not get in touch with your LCS and see if you can mail order from them direct while things are so tough for small business. They may have back issues of the titles that they can ship to you. This book is very reminiscent of 90s mature titles, and it would seem that there is still an audience for these books.
It’s not my cup of tea, but I imagine that this is exactly what readers of the book are wanting, and the creative team deliver it as expected.
It’s hard to review cold, but I get the idea, and I imagine fans are happy with it. Check it out if curious.