I was very curious about this one, zombies? Dead Day? Dead returning? The cover looked good and so I decided to get this one when I saw it up on Netgalley. And while it was a times a bit disjointed, I am still very happy I tried this graphic novel.
Dead Day, the day the dead come back alive. For many reasons, and some dead you just don’t want to get on earth again (like criminals for instance). It can be a chance for the families to say goodbye to family members who died. Yes, the zombies, I am sorry I am going to call them that, can often talk and do all the things they could do in life before death. Talk, walk, sing, and act revenge.
The story is split up in multiple POV. We have mom and her ex who has come back from the dead, her son, her husband. Then there are POVs for others as well. At times it got a bit confusing and it quite often feel a bit disjointed. However, with the ending I can tell you that it does tie up all nicely and that is what I loved.
I really liked seeing how each person reacted to Dead Day. From the old neighbour who was in the military and who rubbed his doors in blood and keeps guard on the front porch with a gun, to families having parties with their dead loved ones, to police men finding murdered victims and help them out, to prison guards/soldiers trying to not get murdered by dead inmates, to several mercenaries (I would call them that) who kill and burn anyone who has resurrected no matter what. I have to say I wasn’t a fan of those last ones. I mean there is no need to murder the returning dead unless they are harmful (like murderers and that like). I mean they murder innocent people.
The revenge story.. I just wasn’t a big fan of that. Sorry. It was just too much and I frankly just wanted to enjoy the story as it is. Because as it is, without the revenge, it was a good story.
I liked that we learned so much about various things, like mom’s relationship with our biker dude, or why the revenge was needed. And we also get some interesting revelations. Oh yes.
The art was pretty good. I loved the sketch pages at the end.
Oh, and I love the extra information on Dead Day. What to do, and what not to do and some other things. I always love it when stuff like this is added.
All in all, this was an interesting book with a great twist on zombies/dead returning from the grave.