Comic Review: Pestilence #1

Are you looking for a new NSFW comic? Do you like historical fiction? Do you fantasy adventuring groups? How about zombies?

If you answered yes to any those questions, you will like Pestilence from Aftershock Comics. If you answered yes to all those questions, you will love it!

Is that... is that brain matter?

Is that... is that brain matter?

The concept is simple enough: what if the "Black Death" that killed 100 million Europeans wasn't the Bubonic Plague?

It's the late 14th century and Europeans have spread Christendom do Palestine at the point of the sword. The Vatican has dispatched an elite group of adventurers to take care of some "independent operations." This band of less than merry ne'er-do-wells is led by ex-crusader Roberick Helms and is in the midst of "fixing" one of these operations when he receives a letter from the Vatican via un-dead courier who takes a bite out of one of his men before they slice it to pieces. The note only told him to return home.

There are more Zombies attending mass than people that attended the Trump Innaugeration. 

There are more Zombies attending mass than people that attended the Trump Innaugeration. 

This book was super fun, gory, and full copulating crusaders. I really dig Frank Teiri's story and think this is an idea that is ripe for future writing. Zombies have a tendency to not stay dead, and Teiri's work on Deadpool all these years have prepared him for it. The characters are nuanced and interesting and the dialog has the same sarcastic flare that you've come to expect from his work.

The art is equally amazing. Oleg Okunev has further honed his talent sense his work on Red Fury. Add in Rob Schwager's work with colors and you got a book that strikes the right tone for a sword and cross epic.

So buy this book, but it's not for the faint of heart. If your not offended by concept of exposed mammary glands and brains on blades, you will enjoy it.

Rating: 8.5/10 Dispensations