Review by Dan Royer
FVZA – FEDERAL VAMPIRE AND ZOMBIE AGENCY ISSUE #2 (COMIC)
Writer: David Hine
Conceived By: Beau Flynn & Tripp Vinson
Illustrators: Roy Allan Martinez, Wayne Nichols
Letters: Richard Starkings & Jimmy Betancourt
Editor: Luis Reyes
Covers: Yang Xueguo & Clint Langley
Based on the website: FVZA.org created by Richard S. Dargan
Publisher: Radical Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 48 pages
“After a successful raid on the zombie-infected town of Corben, the newly reinstated FVZA recruits are on high alert. But as the agency scans the world for new outbreaks of the undead virus, the vampire high council begins its plan for domination of the United States. Only the knowledge of newly appointed agency adviser Hugo Pecos and the battle skills of his grandchildren, Landra and Vidal, will give the FVZA a fighting chance at extinguishing the undead threat once and for all!“
Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
I just can’t seem to get over how great this issue looks. While I would have liked some more action scenes in it, I think it did just an amazing job setting the mood. Just as in issue #1, the panels are all so fresh and clean, the colors really pop, and if you like me, you might have to clean up the drool on the horror filled death pages. All in all, this lives up to the high quality I expect from Radical.
Story: 4.0 out of 5
The storyline in this issue seemed to just move at a nice steady pace. While it’s not a bad thing, I would have liked a little more action to be thrown in to just give it a different edge. I liked this issue, though, because it just builds a great base for the final issue to stand on. So while it wasn’t as exciting as the first, it gets the job done and I am so hooked on what I have read so far.
Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
I know I say it often but I love it. The artwork is amazing. The story is original and compelling. I mean, what more can you ask for! I wish it came out every day because I just want more and more. I have been a big fan of Radical’s books so far. I only passed on two titles , one of which I just read and reviewed (Incarnate), but everything they do in my opinion is just put out winners. Read FVZA and you will know why, this is one sure fire hit that true Vampire fans cannot miss.
If you would like to know more about or purchase a copy of FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #2 please go to http://www.radicalpublishing.com.
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