“Through excellent coordination of art and writing, the team behind War of the Worlds has managed to achieve one of the more difficult tricks of story-telling. They manage to tell a good story that conveys mood and emotion without relying on direct statement.
“Bottom Line: A story with a psychedelic beginning that finishes out with a shot of action. Sharp writing and excellent combine to make a good work that’s worth every penny. If you haven’t picked it up yet, you’re missing out.”
“The second issue of Savage Bros. is as funky and fun as the first; Albuquerque is doing a nice Jock-ish job on the art chores and Cosby is writing the Bros… with a generous helping of surreal weirdness to boot. A-”
“…It has more than enough going for it in the humor department and the ludicrous fun department. There’s more than one laugh-out-loud moment here, and if you listen close enough, you can here Cosby and Stokes laughing as they wrote it. Great stuff. Oh: and congratulations to Cosby (co-creator) and Stokes (staff writer) on the renewal of EUREKA, a victory not only for them, but for fans of quality television as well.”
“…stealing the spotlight from everybody else is [Johanna] Stokes’ tale, Hats Off, which is almost impossible to describe. It involves two men who are rivals for one woman and racing to find a lizard creature, but that barely really covers it. I’ll just say that this is the first time in the series that I was naked with jealousy over how good one of these stories was. Genius stuff.”
Johanna Stokes: Boom! Studios flagship book was an anthology entitled “Zombie Tales.” We had so much fun doing it and received such positive feedback, we knew we had found a nice little niche to play in. “Savage Brothers” is a bit different as it is more of a post-apocalypse book with a few zombies thrown in for flavor.
Andrew Cosby: Yeah, “The Savage Brothers” isn’t just a zombie book. It’s more of a redneck apocalypse project. Just some good ol’ boys making their way the only way they know howÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ in the midst of global Armageddon. The zombies are fun but incidentalÃ¢â‚¬â€undead comedic relief. What this is really about is telling a heroic tale in what we consider to be a completely original environment.
“I like that Cosby and Stokes build the villains up. At first, the zombies are nothing to fear, but”Â tougher, more determined undead baddies keep turning up as the issue progresses. Albuquerque’s art is part Adam Hughes, part Kevin Nowlan in appearance, and it’s all cool. It’s playful in tone and full of action and energy. But more importantly, the artist makes sure the characters exude attitude, and I’m not just talking about the title characters.
“The artwork does have something of a European style to it, which works well especially with the grotesque zombie creatures and in the semi-slapstick fight scenes. The colors are very warm and atmospheric.
If you’re looking for a breezy, darkly goofy horror-comedy series, you certainly can’t go wrong with this one.”