Monday, February 5, 2018
Book Review: Pestilence
Well, here's a new concept in the deluge of Zombie graphic novels! Pestilence is a fantasy/sci-fi/Speculative fiction title that asks the question: what if the black plague of the Medieval era actually turned people into zombies? And what if the Catholic Church worked REALLY hard to make sure people never found out about it?
The story centers around the members of Fiat Lux, a group of former templar crusaders who are called to the Vatican to help rescue the pope from the swarm of undead hoards that are causing destruction throughout the land. Of course the men start getting picked off one by one on their way to fulfill their quest, and there is a ton of gross, gory violence and cursing going on all around. It's good action for the gore-lovers all around UNTIL we find out that the church is a bunch of jerks trying to suppress the fact that the "plague" makes people into zombies because... drum roll please.... Jesus came back from the dead, and the zombies are coming back from the dead, and they don't want anyone to say "Jesus was a zombie!"
Seriously. That's the Catholic Church's ACTUAL stance on Zombies in this book. Oh, did I mention there is a Zombie Pope? Yup. Zombie Pope.
Pestilence is certainly not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but I have to admit it was actually kind of a breath of fresh air, since it's one zombie back story I had definitely never heard before!
Pestilence is on shelves now.
3/5 bookmarks. Loses points for silly Pope stuff.