Alpha Girl #3
Art by: Robert Love (pencils) and Dana Shukartsi (inks)
Colours by: Diego Simone
Letters by: Drew Gill
Cover by: Robert Love
Published by: Image
Cover Price: $2.99 (USD)
Alpha Girl is a zombie comic that is more comedy than tragedy focused, both in writing and art and this third issue is entertaining, if a little light on content.
Despite the 24 story pages, this issue feels short and went by very quickly. Perhaps that is testament to an enjoyable read or it may just be the comical tone of the comic, but Alpha Girl is definitely a quick read (though at $2.99, it’s not such a big deal).
Reading time aside, seeing Judith and her new friend Frank deal with a world where almost all the women are turning into zombies is a lot of fun. The dynamic between Judith and Frank is good, what with Frank’s current obsession with breasts and Judith being one of the few uninfected women left.
Though humour is the main concern, this issue isn’t without its emotional moments, especially the way Frank has to deal with the changes to his mother and sister.
However, it is likely that what readers will remember once finished with this comic will be the zombie nun, crazy priest, sex jokes and toilet based cliff hanger.
The art team also do a great job. Though there is a lot of blood and some nudity in this series, it doesn’t seem excessive because of the art style. Nothing is too serious or realistic and this lifts the whole of the comic, but also fills the art with a sense of fun and light heartedness.
I’m pretty sure that Judith and Frank will pick up more weird people on their way to rescue Judith’s brother from juvie and this should result in plenty more laughs and zombie fighting action.