Horror movies, horror movie reviews, interviews, fiction reviews and more... Horror of Buried.com
Horror movies, horror movie reviews, interviews, fiction reviews and more... Horror of Buried.com
Horror movies, horror movie reviews, interviews, fiction reviews and more... Horror of Buried.com
Horror movies, horror movie reviews, interviews, fiction reviews and more... Horror of Buried.com
Horror movies, horror movie reviews, interviews, fiction reviews and more... Horror of Buried.com
Horror Movie Reviews | Horror Fiction Reviews | Horror Interviews | Horror Movie Trailers | Horror Movies Database
12.04.2016
Abandoned, The (2006)
Fiction Review by The Gravedigger
04.20.06

Abandoned, The (2006) Author: Ross Campbell

This new graphic novel from Tokyopop is an entertaining and interesting twist on the zombie genre, with some truly offbeat characters and plenty of gore.

Rylie is a young punk rock lesbian African-American girl who lives in the small island town of Buffalora. She works at an ice cream shop called 'I Scream', which serves flavors like Romero Raspberry, 'The Stuff' and Hellraisen. Her friend Naomi, who recently lost her parents in a bus accident, arrives, though she seems hesitant to get romantically involved with Rylie. That night it rains - and the adults on the island begin to mysteriously turn into zombies. Rylie and her young friends band together to survive from the flesh eating creatures, though it's pretty much a lost cause. They are hopelessly outnumbered and one of them is changing into one of the zombies

THE ABANDONED works on several levels. On one hand it's a comment on how society - or is it adulthood? - consumes youthful energy and independence. It's also a clever homage to the classic zombie movies of Romero and Fulci, with plenty of 'in jokes' and nods to those who came before. But most importantly, it's a well written book, with fleshed-out (no pun intended) characters and a fast-moving story. As far as Undead tales, this is way up there with such graphic novels as Eric Red's CONTAINMENT. Highly recommended.

I'm looking forward to Campbell's next book, hopefully a continuation of Rylie's story...

For more information check out www.Tokyopop.com


Read it? Rate it
Rating: 4.5 out of 10.0 - 2 votes cast total
buy horror book del.icio.us  |  digg  |  reddit

» BACK TO HORROR FICTION REVIEWS LIST
buy horror book


HORROR FICTION REVIEWS
922 total
Fiction Review Search:


HORROR FICTION REVIEW CATEGORIES
Horror Fiction A
Horror Fiction B
Horror Fiction C
Horror Fiction D
Horror Fiction E
Horror Fiction F
Horror Fiction G
Horror Fiction H
Horror Fiction I
Horror Fiction J
Horror Fiction K
Horror Fiction L
Horror Fiction M
Horror Fiction N
Horror Fiction O
Horror Fiction P
Horror Fiction Q
Horror Fiction R
Horror Fiction S
Horror Fiction T
Horror Fiction U
Horror Fiction V
Horror Fiction W
Horror Fiction X
Horror Fiction Y
Horror Fiction Z
Horror Fiction #
Recent Horror Fiction Reviews
Horror.net
Horror Search Engine and Directory
Buried.com
Horror movies horror fiction and more
Samhain
Halloween Search Engine and Directory
Haunted Houses
Directory of Haunted Houses & Attractions
Horror Movies
Horror and Sci-Fi Movies Database
Scream Queens
The Hottest Actresses In Horror Movies
Crypt Crawl
Horror and Halloween Directory
First Fright
Horror Press Releases & Horror News
FrightMaster
Your Horror Guide and Shopping
Horror Video Games Sites  ::  Mortal Kombat  -  MK Video Games & Movies Coverage  -  Mortal Kombat Nightmares  -  Welcome To Our World of Mortal Kombat
Buried.com | Everything That Is Horror | Horror Movies, Horror Fiction, Movie Trailers, Interviews & More Since 1998 | Part of the Horror.net Horror Network
Horror Movies, Horror Movie Reviews, Horror Movie Trailers, Horror Fiction, Horror Fiction Reviews, Horror Interviews, Horror Press, Horror Forums
Copyright © 1998- Horror.net :: The Web's Deadliest Horror Network. Property of GlassPlanet Design. Web Hosting by GlassPlanet