Item description for Xombie Volume 1: Reanimated (Xombie) by James Farr...
The incredibly popular online animated series makes its jump into comic books! Dirge is an undead man with a mind of his own, who struggles to find the meaning of unlife - all the while fighting to protect human lives from evil zombies! Don't miss this epic quest to save humanity!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Feb 14, 2008
Publisher Devil's Due Publishing
ISBN 1932796940 ISBN13 9781932796940
Availability 0 units.
More About James Farr
Farr is Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota.
James Farr currently resides in the state of Minnesota. James Farr was born in 1950.
Reviews - What do customers think about Xombie Volume 1: Reanimated (Xombie)?
xombie Aug 15, 2008
I like the first book better. The comic book style just doesn't leave the reader imagining the scene.
"Hey! It's not my fault my cells are still dividing." Apr 18, 2008
I just put this book down, and I picked it back up again. That doesn't happen too often. The combination of wit, gore, and existential angst makes this comic a very interesting read. For Xombie fans, it has a couple of unexpected bits, and for those who don't know about Xombie, well, you won't miss much by starting here, but you might want to start at the start with either Xombie: Dead on Arrival or the online flash cartoons.
I came across Xombie, of all places, in a book store where I found Xombie: Dead on Arrival in the Comics section. I thought that the idea was so cool that I had to have the book. And it's good, but I recommend starting with the online flash cartoons, because the DOA novel coincided pretty closely with that.
This comic is different. It picks up Dirge, Zoe, Nepthys and gang after the DOA story line. As with all things that end up switching media, I was a little worried, but there was no need to worry. It lives up to every expectation and then some. Xombie is made for pictoral narration. It just is. If the idea of a sentient Xombie with an Excaliber-like shovel and a xombified police dog sounds as appealing to you as it did to me, then, there is no way you can go wrong with this trade paperback. I can't wait for more Dirge.
Objects in the mirror may be dead. And chasing you Feb 15, 2008
I just recently read Xombie: Dead on Arrival, which is the prequel to this animated continuation of the story of Dirge, Nephthys, and Zoe. The first book is a written story with drawings to go along with it while this is a full blown graphic novel. I was not aware of its existence as a web based saga but am glad I found it here on this site.
Zoe, the little girl who Dirge and Neph saved from the dead and aliens in DOA, is a teenager now and has struggled with the fact that no one believed that she met a couple of variants/aka intelligent zombies who saved her so many years before. Now that another variant who is not so nice has prevented the humans from getting a new energy core that keeps their settlement safe and powered up, everyone wants Zoe to find her variant friends to help them all this time around.
James Farr has created a wonderfully dark and fascinating world where the dead walk, both animal and human, and mysterious forces are at work behind that reanimation that are still to be unveiled, but have a lot to do with alien bugs. Dirge is one kickass superhero and Nephtyss...well, as the author so accurately put it, is one uncomfortably attractive mummy.
I especially loved the undead parrot repeating the last words of the zookeepers as they were devoured by the animals in the park that had suddenly come back to life. That was just one little tidbit amongst many that made this tale such a blast.
Now that I am hooked, I definitely will be checking out the author's website and the ongoing saga of Dirge and the rest of the gang.