Comic Review: The Gravediggers Union #1 (Image)

The Gravediggers Union #1, from Image, is something to really dig your uh… teeth into! This comic gets underway by showing us a huge primordial being commanding an army of […]

The Gravediggers Union #1, from Image, is something to really dig your uh… teeth into!

This comic gets underway by showing us a huge primordial being commanding an army of apes. The apes are all lined up, bringing food to this being.

Then, about 6 pages in, things REALLY get going. Writer Wes Craig, artist Toby Cypress, and colorist Niko Guardia bring a tale of zombie apocalypse to a whole new level.

The main part of this story centres around a group of gravediggers, (thus the title) who have inherited the impossible task of beating down emerging zombies, as they climb out of their graves. So, pickaxe, shovel, heavy equipment, all are tools to battle the zombie hordes. Hordes that are powered by a primordial being?

Not such a unique premise, perhaps, but it’s HOW WELL this tale is told that gets me.

The gravediggers are employed by a lowly bureaucrat who scoffs at how difficult life seems for these gravediggers. Wes Craig’s dialogue, along with the drawings and rhythm of the scenes involving the gravediggers is amazing. It’s as if Craig and Cypress are in the room with real live gravediggers. The authenticity is awesome, I tell ya!

Enough said. Be sure to check out this comic, it is a really good read, and well worth picking up.

Image Comics, The Gravediggers Union #1, 34 pages of reading for $3.99 Rated M: Mature

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words… the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let’s see!!