by Gilbert Hernandez
Gilbert Hernandez is a comic legend since his multiple Harvey Award winning run on Love and Rockets. This book is different because our heroine, Fatima and her team, are fighting a world filled with zombies. She’s sexy, tough, and knows how to shoot a gun at your head, even when she was swallowed by some fat, blob monster. That’s Fatima.
I know what you’re thinking: More zombies? Really?
Did I say zombies? What I meant to say was humans that become addicted to “Spin”, a cosmetic drug that turns the user into a vegetative, unsatiated, zombie-like state. That’s the blood spinners.
There is a sheer elegance with Gilbert Hernandez’s simplicity. It astounds me how just a few, well placed ink lines can evoke to the reader that Fatima is a strong an attractive female. His pages are never crowded and never go more than 5 a page and allow you to pace the action and the narration that happens in the story. There’s a lot of great old sci-fi/horror stuff in here, and Hernandez gives us the gore and the disturbing in a great, pulpy style.
Bottom line: Gilbert Hernandez’s art and story-telling are beautiful. If you missed out on Love and Rockets in the 80′s and the newly released trades seem like too much for you to handle, then get this book and the other two before this 4-part limited series ends!