Dead Last: Premiere Issue review

Run if you Want to Survive

The comic book industry, like any entertainment business, is tough. And attempting to launch a new brand in zombie themed comic fiction is even tougher; especially when you have to compete with established brands like The Walking Dead, Planet of the Living Dead and Empire of the Dead. However, that is exactly what Bad Apple Entertainment has done with their comic Dead Last.Dead Last premiere issue review zombie education alliance

The storyline is simple. A group of friends head out to a zombie run and while they’re participating they run into some “real” talking zombies. The question is whether they’ll realize that the zombies are not members of the run organization and escape before they are slaughtered.

The dialog is very simple and without profanity, and the pencil and ink is not too elaborate. And overall the comic is not extremely graphic and would be suitable for readers that at looking for a zombie comic that isn’t too complicated or violent. I speculate that this was done on purpose, to draw a wider readership and more suitable for younger readers. Which to me is a contradiction since it is also a marketing tool for Bad Apple Entertainment’s upcoming short film Dead Last. And from the trailer, (see below) the film look creepy.

We’ll be bringing you a review for the film and details on its release later in the month.

Run if you Want to Survive The comic book industry, like any entertainment business, is tough. And attempting to launch a new brand in zombie themed comic fiction is even tougher; especially when you have to compete with established brands like The Walking Dead, Planet of the Living Dead and Empire of the Dead. However, that is exactly what Bad Apple Entertainment has done with their comic Dead Last. The storyline is simple. A group of friends head out to a zombie run and while they're participating they run into some "real" talking zombies. The question is whether they'll realize…

Review Overview

3.5 out of 5

Grade B-

Summary : A zombie comic that readers 13+ can read.

About TS Alan

TS was the former managing editor of Zombie Training before co-founding ZEA with former associate editor Mike Garman. TS was born outside Buffalo, NY. After attending high school he entered into a two-year community college to study Communications and Media Arts. There he became involved in the college’s radio station as a radio personality, under the pseudonym of J.D. Hollywood. After a year with WNCB radio he also became the station’s Promotions Director. J.D. Hollywood was also one of two names he used as a music reporter and Associate Editor for Buffalo Backstage, a local music magazine. After moving to Manhattan and experiencing the Northeast blackout of 2003, he became interested in prepping and urban survival, learning much of his experience through self education and observation of tragic events like 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. TS Alan currently resides in the East Village of New York City and is a published author of the zombie novel The Romero Strain.

One comment

  1. Love the review… You are correct that we kept the profanity out to appeal to a larger audience, but the movie will probably need parental supervision as there’s some real creepy stuff going on! Think “Full Metal Jacket” meets “28 Days Later”… and the runners going just as insane as the zombies w/ some chemical warfare involved…We’ll keep a lot of the explicit gore “off-screen” (like Hitchcock did in his movies) but promise that the feature will be one hell of a thrill ride! :)))