Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3424:
Walking by the table that Pat Kilbane was at during the 2011 Long Beach Comic Con Expo... I did a double take of Pat. Thinking that I had met him at another comic con earlier, I said hello to be friendly, not realizing he wasn't a comic book creator.
What I realized after stopping and seeing the placard to the left, I realized it was on MAD TV that I recognized him from.
I'm sure that my wife, Tina, would have recognized him from her favorite TV series, Seinfeld! (Yes, Tina, he was the "anti-Kramer" in the Superman-themed Seinfeld episode "The Bizarro Jerry"!)
So I stopped and chatted with him about the item he was holding in his hands, as seen in the top right photo.
Quite honestly, as I also told him, I'm not all that much into 'zombies', even though two years ago, it seemed like 5 out of 10 comics / graphic novels / etc. that were given to me at comic cons or mailed in for possible review were on zombies! It seemed that every third blog of mine for a while was on the topic of zombies! Sheesh! For not being a fan of zombies... It sure seemed that I was!
So anyways, I looked at the back cover of the book to see what it was about, and found this...
“What is wrong with me!?”
That’s what you’re thinking, isn’t it? You woke up in a drainage ditch covered with skin ulcerations and nasty flesh wounds. Your body is numb and your memory is foggy. Someone tried to give you medical attention, but you repaid their kindness by savagely killing them and eating their brain.
You are a zombie, my friend, just like me. Though most zombies are slow and stupid, the fact that you are reading this tells me that you are different. Some of us are. welcome to the PAC virus acopalyse.
THE BRAIN EATER'S BIBLE is a field manual and manifesto for the reanimated dead, filled with over 200 full-color photos, diagrams and anatomical drawings.
Okay...! Now that got my attention! Pat could see that it did, and after realizing I have the #1 'followed blog on Facebook' for comics / comic books / graphic novels.... Plus strong followings on my Facebook group and fan pages... He gave me a review copy for possible mention.
I added that book to the 'To be read & possibly reviewed stack' at my home office. I recently opened the book and was somewhat amazed / aghast / and thunderstruck after starting to read the inside pages of the book.
Great production value, even though the topic is not near and dear to my heart.... Or for that matter, my brain, (pun intended!).
Yet I couldn't hardly put the book down each night... And found myself finishing it a few days later.
I have to say... The research and presentation of the topics in this book are quite amazing!
Here's the Chapters titles:
1) Eat Brains, 2) Know Your Body, 3) Hunt, 4) Know Your Enemy, 5) Move Your Head, 6) Infect Others... With multiple subsections and of course 'Journal Entries'.
It truly is a full-blown 'bible' for the 'Newly Reanimated Zombie'!
I mentioned I was reading this book at the latest Semantink's Comic Savvy meetup, and although it isn't a comic book or graphic novel, there was an immediate response by many at the meetup that night! So now that it is read, I'll probably bring it in for others to see at the next meetup!
So I know this book has to be appealing to those that are really into Zombies!I'm not, but darn, this book is really so 'cool' that it is a sure-fire hit for those that are!
My review rating for this book with illustrations and photos is a VERY FINE / NEAR MINT (VF/NM) 9.0 out of a 10.0 possible comic book grading scale.
Hardcover: 160 pages
Here is the link to purchase the book, now that you know that you gotta have it: Brain Eaters Bible: Sound Advice for the Newly Reanimated Zombie
Oh, and for those of you that are on Facebook... Here is the link to J.D. McGhoul of the Brain Eater's Bible Fan Page!
My thanks to Pat Kilbane for bringing this book by himself and 'J.D. McGhoul' to my attention at the LBCC Expo!
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