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Daybreak by Brian Ralph
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Feb 24, 12

Read in February, 2012

Told from the point of view (POV) of you, the reader, the book opens with a one armed boy talking to you in a post-apocalyptic landscape surrounded with junk and dirt. You and the boy go on a journey that takes in the rest of this strange world until you realise that the reason why it all went to hell was because people started turning into zombies. That's right, this is an arty comic book version of the zombie apocalypse!

The drawing style is similar to James Kochalka's, which is no bad thing by the by, he's an excellent artist, but the story is really great, sweeping you up in the confusion into a fast paced plot and ultimately a personal tragedy. The point of view way of telling the story is different from how usual zombie stories are done and Brian Ralph does a fine job of telling the story via this approach.

The character of the one-armed boy is well written and his story arc is dealt with brilliantly, from a rapscallion you feel sorry for to ultimately a real person who bravely faces up to their fate.

I really enjoyed this book and felt that it deserves a wider audience, especially those who enjoy the zombie sub-genre of contemporary horror, but who also like really well done indie comics. Brian Ralph has written and drawn a wonderful comic that I loved reading, one that is definitely worth checking out for yourself.
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