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The Extinction Parade, Volume 1

(Extinction Parade #1)

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  395 Ratings  ·  79 Reviews
Max Brooks, the best selling Zombie writer in history, unleashes an all-new horror epic! As humans wage their losing fight versus the hordes of the subdead, a frightening realization sets in with the secretive vampire race: our food is dying off. This is the story of the vampire's descent into all-out war with the mindless, hungry hordes of the zombie outbreak as humanity ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Avatar Press
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Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
First things first: I need to mention I received this book from GoodReads giveaways.

Vampires (not the sparkling kind): they are the predators feeding on humans. They have to be very careful who they kill not to attract attention to themselves, which becomes very difficult at modern times as everybody stays connected to somebody practically 100% of times. So when a zombie apocalypse begins vampires initially rejoice: there is no need to hide now that the humanity has more pressing matters than t
Apr 18, 2014 rated it liked it
I got this eARC free from NetGalley.

Oh yes, I wanted to love this. I saw Max Brooks at a signing last year, and he had these little promo cards with The Extinction Parade cover art on them, which he signed. He told us the concept behind the story, a rather unique take on the zombie apocalypse. Wow, I was psyched and ready to dive in!

I was a little let down. I mean, the art is fantastic, and I still love the concept. Plus, the vampires don't suck. Well, I mean they do, but no more than they're su
Crystal Starr Light
Bullet Review:

This whole volume was JUST getting the vampires to the point where they start to fight the zombies. SO MUCH INTERNAL NARRATIVE! I just wanted to shake the main vampire (what's her name) and tell her to shut up so I could enjoy the panel-art - as gory as it was.

It takes FIVE ISSUES for the vamps to realize - no humans, no food!! Really?! Vampires are as stupid as humans are in relation to understanding the food chain?

What morons!!! How did they avoid becoming extinct?

Reminds me of m
Quentin Wallace
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great horror comic with a very cool concept. When a zombie apocalypse threatens to destroy the entire human race, vampires realize if the humans die, so do they. So we end up with Vampires Vs. Zombies with humans as the prize.

Great art but very gory (but after reading Crossed I'm more than used to the graphic violence.).

A new twist on what's becoming a somewhat stale zombie genre.
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it

Ever since my lucky encounter with Max Brooks at FanExpo I have been a bit of a Fangirl regarding him. I was pretty late on the bandwagon with World War Z, although the movie did nothing to help this. When I finally read World War Z however I was entranced. I have read a lot of zombie fiction and this was first class.

When I met him at the convention he was promoting a new comic book of his called " The Extinction Parade", about a vampire in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. While I had faith t
Jul 11, 2014 rated it liked it
I thought this was a bit of a hoot just because I didn't know what it was about - won't someone please think of the poor vampires, with no humans to feast on because of all the damn zombies? Can't mankind just get it together so the vamps can continue with their indulgent existences? This has some nice stuff about the mortals who take care of the vampires, since apparently they're all too busy going around all careless & lazy & gore-streaked to handle their income portfolios or short dur ...more
Timothy Ward
There is plenty of potential in the visuals for post-apocalyptic fans, but the main characters left me unsure if I care enough to keep reading when Volume 2 comes out.

Our main characters are three vampires taking stock of a zombie outbreak that has gotten so far out of hand that they can now feed on humans without worrying about getting caught. What fills the pages are grotesque scenes of them and zombies feeding on humans. This and the almost nude scenes of many well-formed women make this no b
Gianfranco Mancini
I hated a lot Max Brooks' "World War Z", but this... this is a masterwork! :D
Full disclosure, I totally picked this up because it's a new story from Max Brooks. I've read The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z cover to cover numerous times, and I'm always impressed with the way he writes. This man knows his zombies, and he shows it. So when I saw his name on the cover of this graphic novel? I had to read it. It wasn't even a choice, it was a necessity.

True to form, Brooks has once again changed up the zombie apocalypse story line. This time the "subdead" are front and
May 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
This is the review of the short story, "The Extinction Parade," not the graphic novel with the same title that is released later.

You can read it for free here:

At last, a new faction joins the zombie war. Believe it or not, the vampires is joining the war. And believe me, this is not another vampire story, not to mention that it is not a regular zombie story either. Max Brooks still use the same story line that he used in World War Z, even though this one i
This could work as a companion to World War Z, telling the story from a vampire's point of view, or it could simply be a stand-alone series on its own merits. For those who have read Max Brooks, you will recognize his particular brand of social commentary underlying the story. Where the rapid infection rate of marginalized groups caused governments to see the outbreak as a third world problem in World War Z, here it is the vampires who are myopically unaware of the impact it will have on their e ...more
The following review is based on a partial early release from Netgalley and then my gathering of the individual comics that comprise the rest of this volume.

An interesting if overly wordy take on the zombie apocalypse, Max Brooks again offers a deeper consideration of the end of the world - with one critical distinction. This time the political and social upheaval that would go hand-in-hand with the apocalypse is told from the point of view of the vampires that also inhabit his newly imagined wo
Max Brooks has given us a new spin on the zombie apocalypse with World War Z (the book, not the movie, which didn’t give us much of a new spin at all). In this comic, he does so again. Unlike WWZ, the “subdead” are front and centre in very gory detail, but there is something notably missing: the humans. That is, the humans as the main characters, whose adventures we usually follow as they try to survive. Instead, we have a very interesting twist: a pair of female vampires. Apex predators who hav ...more
Rob Boley
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In the first volume of Extinction Parade, Brooks does for vampires what he did for zombies in World War Z: he comes at them with a realistic, worldly perspective that makes similar stories seem like ill-conceived fairy tales. He does an amazing job of getting into the heads of predatory creatures that have lived for centuries, and writing from that lofty point of view. My favorite part is how he portrays the vampires as lazy, good-for-nothings who've never had to achieve anything but rather ride ...more
I got to read 87 pages from NetGalley, but all opinions are my own. I was completely lost in the beginning of this comic. It wasn't until I put the extremely beautifully grotesque illustrations with the character bubbles in the middle that I started to understand what was going on. What a great idea...What would Vampires do if Zombies were eating all their food? Humans...! I never put the two and two species together. Can't wait for more!
Aug 11, 2014 rated it did not like it
Recommended to Andrew by: BC
Shelves: c-comics
Just what we all needed: another silly take on the zombie sub-genre. What makes this book the more redundant is George Romero (is that his name?) just did a zombie comicbook, with, guess what? --- vampires. So not only did this book take two over-done monster types, but it was just done in another comicbook this year (with no more success I might add, albeit better artwork).
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brave-new-world, own
What a great combination of horror, political commentary, and intense graphic art. The Extinction Parade is probably one of the most well-written comic book series I have ever read. It's also scary as hell. The scare factor can largely be contributed to Raulo Caceres' illustrations, which creep and ooze off of the pages…in a good way.
Albert Yates
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great comic. I hadn't realized that this book had even come out let alone being written by Max Brooks. I always find it captivating when authors take different creatures and put then in the same book to see how they interact.

What happens when the predator realizes that their prey is being hunted by an undead plague? How will they deal with the problem before they starve to death?
Donald Armfield
Two vampire girls living or (un) living after a zombie invasion. They feed on the remaining humans. The subdead the walking dead don't even know they exist.

I was really confused at the ending. The Vampire's caretaker leaves behind paper work?

Very vivid, bloody artwork!
Autumn Is Azathoth
Think when you've seen one Zombie, you've seen all? Think Zombies can't scare you any more? Through with Vampires? Then let me introduce you to THE EXTINCTION PARADE. Now tell me--you're not afraid, Human....
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent vampire vs. zombie story about two pampered Malaysian female vampires. They come to the realization that although they can take advantage of the subdead outbreak to drain and murder humans, the infestation, if unchecked will destroy their food source. Well written, beautifully illustrated and very highly recommended.
Jan 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
not a fan of the art, but the story was compelling. As zombies overrun the world, the vampires slowly realize that they are losing their only source of food. Max Brooks' style or horror is always well thought out and compelling.
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
The concept was great (a zombie outbreak prompts vampires to realize that their food source - humans - is headed towards extinction), but the execution was dry and the art seemed uninspired. I wanted to like this so much more than I did.
John Opalenik
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was a little strange to see Max Brooks writing something that wasn't a comedy, but I'm glad I gave it a chance. The dialogue is cleanly written and the art is great (although it isn't for the squeamish).

If you're a horror fan looking for an interesting graphic novel, give it a try.
Jun 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
it's a comic book, not an actual book. :(
Jan 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I wasn't very convinced at first but I ended up liking it
Nov 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
Violence porn. Just too much. Page after page of apocalyptic Where’s Waldo panels.
Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
This review appeared first on Sci-Fi & Scary.

A book that combines vampires and zombies should not, by any stretch of the imagination, be boring. It seems it should be impossible to combine these two in any less than a fantastic way. Yet Max Brooks and Raulo Caceres managed to deliver something in The Extinction Parade so ridiculously bloated with self-important prattle that halfway through reading it, it became a sheer act of will to finish it.

The illustrations in The Extinction Parade Vol 1
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 1.75 of 5

Max Brooks, perhaps best known for his novel World War Z, is playing with zombies again, this time pairing them with another form of fiend -- the vampire.

A pair of female, Asian vampires, who've been around for a long time, delight in the uprising of the zombies.  Watching them slaughter humans who have no chance of escape.  And because the vampires aren't living, breathing, blood-flowing people, the zombies completely i
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
[Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book as part of a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.]

What a delicious seasoning is chaos

I was very pleasantly surprised by this graphic novel. My first impressions upon flipping through its pages were low, but that's because I didn't (and still don't) care for Raulo Caceres' artwork. It is far too titillating and gory for my (perhaps prudish?) sensibilities, and this graphic novel contains some, well, graphic artwork. Perhaps it is foolish for me to compl
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Max Brooks is The New York Times bestselling author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. He has been called ”the Studs Terkel of zombie journalism.“

Brooks is the son of director Mel Brooks and the late actress Anne Bancroft. He is a 1994 graduate of Pitzer College. His wife, Michelle, is a screenwriter, and the couple have a son, Henry.

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