Sunday, 31 March 2013

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: Stitched Volume 1: Garth Ennis and Mike Wolfer

Release Date: 31/03/13


American and British soldiers find themselves in Taliban-controlled mountains, hunted by the murderous undead! Think The Walking Dead meets Black Hawk Down!

Three American soldiers, the survivors of a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, struggle across the Taliban-controlled mountains. Injured and lacking food, water, and medicine, they discover something far worse than enemy fighters among the sun-bleached rocks: an ancient supernatural power, murderous and unstoppable. Despite a timely rescue demise by a handful of British S.A.S. commandos, they're still hopelessly outnumbered by the shambling, ragged undead and the evil human intelligence that controls them. Critically acclaimed graphic novelist Garth Ennis and horror master Mike Wolfer rip the horrors of war right from today's headlines and thrust it beyond the boundaries of sanity.


Having recently read the last part in Ennis’ Boys Graphic novel series I was left wondering what I was going to get next, purely as Ennis always hits the spot for me, I love his wit, the way he brings a story over and of course throwing the reader in at the deep end so that they’re at the heart of the story from the beginning.

What this latest tale brings is a story of a crew in Afghanistan whose chopper crashes whilst on a pick-up, whilst this seems like the norm, they’re thrown into a war against Zombies, or Stitches as they’re known as modern man /weaponry faces off against ancient black magic and brute force.

All round it’s a story that I loved, especially when added to artwork that not only fascinated but keeps you glued through each sequence. All round a great read and I can’t wait to see what Volume 2 produces.

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