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Zombie Powder by Tite Kubo
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Feb 20, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, manga-anime, wishlist, reviewed
Read in February, 2011

Kubo's (Bleach!) first graphic novel, Zombie Powder is a wild western-flavored tale staring Gamma, a chainsaw sword wielding ultra criminal (but he's the good guy), super shooter, suit wearer CT Smith and Elwood, a kid who wants to bring his older sister back from the dead. The trio face down against the gangs who run the world in a quest to gather the 12 Rings of the Dead, which are said to create zombie powder, concentrated life force which can return the dead to life or make the living immortal.
What Zombie Powder has going for it are action and great characters. Gamma is a great Robin Hood-esque character, Smith is amusing and intimidating and Elwood gives the story soul, hitting perfect notes when it comes to compelling leads. The action is hard to follow often, and much of the story devolves into action in a Matrix style of storytelling where there's ten pages of plot, then ten more of fight. But Zombie Powder is a fun wild ride through ink. Recommended for public collections that include manga or as a starter for those that don't. (Teen age range)
Contains: Implied rape, torture and other criminal activity, implied gore
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message 1: by Carole (new)

Carole Thanks for telling us that it has implied rape, ect. It was very helpful.

Michele Lee Glad I could help :)

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