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Defoe: 1666 (Defoe #1)

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London, 1668. It is two years since the city was devastated by the Great Fire, the inferno caused by a comet passing over the capital. But from the ashes rose the undead, hungry for the flesh of the living. Protecting the populace are zombie hunters like Titus Defoe, ex-Leveller and now agent of the crown. As Titus battles the zombie horde he comes to realise that some ...more
Paperback, 258mm x 187mm, 128 pages
Published August 2009 by Rebellion
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Chris Duffy
Mar 31, 2012 Chris Duffy rated it really liked it
Pat Mills and Leigh Gallagher have created a steam-punk alternate-history zombie epic...and yet it doesn't really hew to the party line of any of those genres. What dominates is action, monstrous villains, and a gallows sense of humor (to put it lightly). It's a whole lot of fun--the alternate history stuff is actually quite educational for me; I knew nothing about the Levelers who fought with Cromwell (the titular hero Defoe's was a Leveler years before the story begins).

Artist Leigh Gallagher
Matthew Marcus
Aug 17, 2014 Matthew Marcus rated it really liked it
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I've been reading 2000AD on and off since I was in short trousers in the mid-80s, and in my thirties now I've often had a nagging worry that it's one big nostalgia engine, that after the anarchic glory of those first few post-punk years there's only been an endless downward spiral of diminishing returns. Pleased to report then that Defoe is as good as (or, whisper it, possibly even better than) anything from the classic era: all the butt-kicking action and playground-quotable battle-cries you'd ...more
Darren Hartwell
Apr 02, 2010 Darren Hartwell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, graphic-novel
As the synopsis suggests, we have a slight re-imagining of history going on here. The Great Fire was not started in Thomas Farriner's modest bakery in Pudding Lane, but instead was caused by a mighty comet. In the aftermath of the fire, the citizens of London were faced with a far more deadly threat - the corpses littering the burnt out streets started coming back to life. Yup..... zombie time! What a great concept. The book is named after its main character Titus Defoe, once a roundhead ...more
Jul 03, 2014 Scribe rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Great quick read, fun with ancient-time zombies and marvellous contraptions. Trying to find the follow up collection now to finish off the story.
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A steampunk tale of zombies set in 1666, London. What's not to enjoy?
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Pat Mills, born in 1949 and nicknamed 'the godfather of British comics', is a comics writer and editor who, along with John Wagner, revitalised British boys comics in the 1970s, and has remained a leading light in British comics ever since.

His comics are notable for their violence and anti-authoritarianism. He is best known for creating 2000 AD and playing a major part in the development of Judge
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