DC HORROR PRESENTS SGT ROCK

Writer: Bruce Campbell

Artist: Eduardo Risso

Colorist: Kristian Rossi

what’s it about?

Sgt. Rock and Easy Company are behind enemy lines, armed to the teeth, and ready to go up against the strangest—and deadliest— enemies they’ve ever encountered:
zombies, and a whole lot of ‘em! Strap in, soldiers, it’s you against the world…of the dead!

DC HORROR PRESENTS SGT ROCK

The Good

If you’ve ever read one of Bruce Campbell’s books you know that this B-movie icon is one heck of a storyteller. When DC announced this project a while back I was beyond excited. I grew up with the Evil Dead movies and fell further in love with Bruce when he was heavily featured on the Hercules syndicated series. I am happy to report that the whitt and clever dialogue you’ve come to expect from this cinematic icon is alive and well in the pages of this series. Risso’s art is simple yet effective with a Bruce Timm/ Darwyne Cooke quality to it. The story is clever and fun despite not treading new ground in terms of horror or zombies. If you’re a horror, Campbell or Sgt. Rock fan this issue is a wonderful treat.

DC HORROR PRESENTS SGT ROCK

The Bad

Sgt. Rock is one of those DC characters that I am certain would make a mint on the silver screen. I remember Arnold Schwarzenegger was set to star in a Sgt. Rock film in the late 80s but it never materialized. This book is the closest to a cinematic Sarge that I’ll probably ever see. I was a little disappointed with the pacing of the book as well as the unoriginality of the story itself. The book itself was a combination of the Norwegiann comedy horror “Dead Snow” (a fantastic zombie flick featuring undead Nazis) and the underwhelming zombie action movie “Overlord.” I know this is a Sgt. Rock book but it would be cool to see some other World War II era DC characters. Here’s hoping for some cameos in issue two.

DC HORROR PRESENTS SGT ROCK
VERDICT: 7.5

About the Author: Tom Tormey

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