The Zomboss is back and he’s more maniacal than ever! Well just as lamely maniacal as ever?
Yes the Zomboss has a new plan to take over the wonderful little hamlet of Neighborville and then… THE WORLD! Can Nate, Patrice, a bunch of plants, and Crazy Uncle Dave stop him in time!
Popcap’s Plants vs. Zombies is a fun series, it’s a zombie book I can give my kids, gore is nonexistent but puns, melodrama, and goofiness is abundant. I haven’t played the game in forever but the comic doesn’t penalize you for that. The story is pretty straightforward, Zomboss is the defeated but ever plotting zombie villain, always trying to take over the world and Nate and Patrice are the two stalwart kids bent on foiling his evil plans. On an interesting note the plot in this series seems to revolve around Zomboss’s past and all the wrongdoings of his youth coming home to roost. Multiple flashbacks showing him doing despicable things like stealing candy, shoplifting, cheating in school, all culminating in a present day visit from The Anti-Bullying Squad! Who are they? What do they want?
This would be a fun issue to pick up just for my kids, then add in the backup, wait “Bonus” stories drawn by Dustin Nguyen and it just makes that 2.99 price point sweeter still.
Plants vs. Zombies: Bully For You #1 is all-ages fun with just enough zombies for the kids and writing that has wit and (just maybe) some substance.
Plants vs. Zombies: Bully For You #1
Paul Tobin (W) Ron Chan (A)
On sale June 17, FOC May 25