Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Review: Nazi Werewolf Zombie Inferno









Welcome back fellow readers.  For this installment I am asking the question, “What’s in a name”?  My co-creator Tony suggested this one to me.  So let the fun begin.


Nazi Werewolf Zombie Inferno
Written By Chris Bradshaw
Illustrated By Karl Jull
Released By Markosia Enterprises

The story, like the title, is something out of a late night B-movie.  And that is the appeal to me.  It tells the story of a man looking for a Nazi treasure that has been missing since the end of WWII.  So he hires a small group of mercenaries to help him find the location detailed in an old Nazi scientist’s journal.  When they locate the bunker and how to get in, it becomes clear that there is a history of dark experiments that occurred in this bunker.  And before long they come face to face with what was really going on there.  An army of werewolf soldiers that have been dormant since a little after the fall of the Third Reich.  The rest is pretty predictable.  Army gets released.  Team turns on each other.  People die.

Unfortunately the title and premise is where the fun ends on this book.  The dialogue is boring and confusing.  The characters are extremely one note, even for the B-movie feel.  And the story is disjointed and confusing.  So much so that by the time the twists in the story take place they have little to no effect.

But what really hurts this book is the “art”.  I put it that way because it is little more than pictures that have been enhanced in photoshop to look slightly drawn.  This was ambitious and could have really worked.  But the way the images worked made for confusing layouts which made the story harder to follow.  It made it so hard to follow that I can’t even tell you fully what happens in the story.  This art style also made it really cheesy when the creatures are unleashed.  It is very obvious that the werewolves are just people wearing bad masks.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5

This book would have been so much better to me with a true art style and an artist with a good understanding of layouts to tell a story.  I wanted to enjoy this like I enjoy the cheesy horror movies of the eighties, but it wasn’t even the good version of a bad horror movie to me.

As always, thank you for reading my review.  If you have any comments or suggestions leave them in the comments section.  And remember keep reading comics fans.