ZMD – Zombies of Mass Destruction #6
Written by Kevin Grevioux
Art by David Youkovibch
Cover Art by Paul Ballard
Red 5 Comics
Price: $3.25; Release date: February 24, 2010
Brass Is As Brass Does
Previously in ZMD…
Devastated to find that his wife Aldura is now a zombie, Colonel Matthew Drake and his squad follow a zombie child to meet with the one they call “Father.”
With the situation getting out of control, military officials int he U.S. order the Operation: Deadzone failsafe be put into affect in 24 hours barring any new intel.
With a nuclear weapon in tow, Drake’s team is ambushed by a flood of zombies. Among them is Aldura, and she beckons the soldiers to follow her to a massive chamber where Zombie Zero sits on a throne like a king. The amazingly sentient zombie taunts them before revealing his true identity…Drake’s former commanding officer, General Nathan Dax.
Issue 6 of Zombies of Mass Destruction brings the series to its conclusion, and not a moment too soon. To say the series had some scheduling problems would be a gross understatement. The first issue came out in July of 2008 and this 6th and final issue was released in February of 2010. Over the course of that time span, the art team changed (for the better, in my opinion) and by the end the series itself seemed to stumble across the finish line.
I liked the concept of the book (American military using zombies as weapons) and the first few issues started out pretty good but by the end it turned just into a predictable and average story.
The Geek: David Youkovibch’s vibrant art kept me interested throughout.
The Weak: Predictable ending left me unsatisfied.
Vactor’s Verdict: A 2 Out Of 5