This is a strange, strange book. It was released years after the Sword of the Atom miniseries and Specials, and it features Pat Broderick pencils rather than Atom mainstay Gil Kane. It is also standalone story with only a tenuous connection to what has gone on before. All of that being said, this is a very entertaining book that should be of particular interests to fans of the zombie genre. This story involves a village suffering from a mysterious ailment. Citizens are dying of a horrible fever. The problem is that they don't exactly stay dead. I know that zombie stories are everywhere these days, but they were relatively few and far between in 1988. There is some truly creepy gore here and some nice suspense as Ray and his lady friend, Princess Laetwen attempt to escape. One scene in particular got deep under my skin. It involves a couple mourning their dead child, and it really brought to mind that little girl from Romero's Night of the Living Dead. Good, ghoulish stuff.
Groovy Christmases Past: 1975
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