Monday, February 20, 2012

Review- FVZA: FEDERAL VAMPIRE AND ZOMBIE AGENCY

FVZA: FEDERAL VAMPIRE AND ZOMBIE AGENCY(Radical, 2010; Softcover)
Collects FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency Nos. 1-3 (cover dates October, 2009- March, 2010)
Writer: David Hine
Artist: Roy Allen Martinez
Colorists: Jerry Choo and Kinsun Loh
Remember what I said in my review for Time Bomb? About how creator owned comics seem to come in only four flavors these days? Vampires, zombies, time travel, and Nazis. Here, we have vampires and zombies. The writing, artwork, and especially the computer coloring are all top notch. 
I enjoyed this so much that it pains me to write the following:
The OCD zone- This book is a total piece of crap. While it appears at first glance to be of the same high quality production values as the other Radical Books that I own, it soon became painfully apparent that it wasn't. While it has sewn binding, the signatures aren't glued to anything save the cover. I could hear creaking almost immediately after I started reading it, as the glue was obviously brittle. By the time I was a quarter way into the book, the signatures were already half separated from the cover. The top half looks solid, the bottom half arches upwards. 
You can see where the signatures are sliding out of the glue. By the end of the book, it was almost falling apart. Total, utter garbage. While the story was enjoyable, I cannot advise anyone to pick up this book.

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3 comments:

  1. Apparently that guy was right about you being too tough on your books (The way you forced that Avengers omnibus open in your video). I can see you mishandled this one too. I'll bring the glue over.

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    1. Dude, it was horrible. It started creaking and there was nothing I could do to stop it. I read my softcovers very gingerly, and the glue just kept cracking. Every page turn sounded like a bowl of Rice Krispies, man...Snap, Crackle, Pop.

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  2. I had dream about zombies they had I think it was yellowish or greenish blood it was a long time a go.

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