Saturday, October 19, 2013
Plants vs Zombies The Comic: Lawmageddon by Paul Tobin
So you may be asking, how do you make a comic out of a game where you plant plants to defeat zombies. There's only Crazy Dave, who barely speaks English, and Penny, the talking car. And a taco (in Plants vs Zombies 2 ok?). The answer is, introduce some Original Characters - Nate and Patrice (Crazy Dave's niece, and hence, his interpreter).
The whole gist of the comic goes like this: suddenly zombies appear. Convince sentient plants created by Crazy Dave to help you and fight zombies. Include a smart zombie that wants to block out the sun.
I suppose, if you're a huge fan of the game, you'll enjoy this book. For me, it was ... actually a little boring. I suppose that's because you can't actually make a game that's all about strategic timing into an exciting comic. I didn't really get the two main characters, and the plot mostly consisted of zombie fighting, which is much more fun when you're the one fighting the zombies.
Still, I suppose my brother might like it.
Disclaimer: I got a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review.