Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Fanboys Vs Zombies #3Fanboys Vs Zombies #3
Boom! Studios
Humphries & Gaylord

This book is downright hilarious. Fanboys versus Zombies continues to be a fun and wild ride as a group of semi-nerds are trapped inside comic-con with a crop of zombies. This particular issue is a bit of a bummer because the "wrecking crew" suffers its first casualty. However, the book still provides some laughs and some creative zombie deaths while building out the back-story of some of the characters. This book is definitely worth checking out if you like reading something fast paced and fun.

Rob and Kyle continue to bump heads over which one screwed over the other regarding Jenna. This obviously isn't the ideal time to be fighting over a girl, one that isn't interested in either anymore, but the stakes are even higher because Rob was bit last issue. This starts the clock ticking because you know once you get bit you eventually turn zombie. However, Rob is curtailing the infection.

One of the aspects of the book that I love is how ridiculous it is. Whether its how Rob battles the zombie bite or the characters commenting about the comic-con food or even the stereotypes about free giveaways, the book is peppered with these little inside jokes. The bigger gag is that the wrecking crew is actually cool compared to the rank and file nerds. It's a book with a great cast of characters, probably the kind that all comic book fans have in their lives to some degree.

The action in the book helps to keep the pace moving along nicely. The book doesn't skimp on the zombie action, which is also a big plus. Sure there are some plot oddities like how they seem to pass up opportunities to escape the building (hello battlebot?) or how they seem to be running endlessly from scene to scene but don't really end up anywhere. The slashing and quick-witted dialogue keeps the book moving at a lively clip.

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle ReviewsI love the artwork. It definitely is Humberto Ramos inspired and the book uses a terrific color palette to keep the book looking sharp. Some of the images are fairly grizzly and that is another aspect of the book I like. The book may be humorous but the artwork doesn't hold back on the horror. The only complaint is the line work, especially when it comes to where female's hairline meets their eyes. It seems leave too much of the sketched look in the faces, but this is such a minor complaint. Regardless, the book is a fun read and the art is a big part of the story.

Fanboys and Zombies is the kind of comic book that takes you someplace familiar but adds a new twist. I like the premise and the characters and the story behind some of them definitely makes the book feel that much more unique. I believe there is only one issue left in this arc and I know I am ready for it and what this title holds beyond it. I definitely recommend checking this book out.

3.5 out of 5 geek goggles