Review: 28 Days Later: Aftermath

On Saturday, I read 28 Days Later: Aftermath, the graphic novel by Steve Niles. It’s short, I went through it within a half hour. Essentially, the comic explains the true origins of the virus. It takes place between the films 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later. Perhaps because I am not a big comic reader, I was left a little disappointed. Everything happened so fast and without any real story arc.

The drawings are okay. Some of them look like somewhat quick sketches with rough, scribble-y lines, and those are the ones I really liked. They were appropriate for the content. There were others, though, that looked as though they were created on a computer, with an odd, shiny perfection that just doesn’t look right.

It was interesting and answered any questions about the origin there were, but it didn’t really add much in the way of a story. The characters came and went so quickly, there was no opportunity to learn anything about them.

Michael Alan Nelson, a name I don’t know, has apparently written three graphic novels about the 28 Days Later story, but they’re on pre-order on Borders, so I guess they haven’t come out yet. I’d be excited to see what they’re all about.

Basically, borrow this from the library or take some time and read it in the store… don’t waste the $18 on it unless you have an unexplainable need to possess it.

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