Ever since Fanboys Vs. Zombies, written by Sam Humphries, made it’s debut in April of this year from BOOM! Studios, it has only been on the rise with its added crazy antics and unconventional attitude towards San Diego Comic Con International. The story revolves around a group of young adults calling themselves “The Wrecking Crew” who find themselves getting involved inside the Zombie Apocalypse, which begins inside the San Diego Comic Con itself. From here, they must learn to survive using their almost-encyclopedic knowledge of the comic book and movie industries. Sam Humphries, the new guy Shane Houghton and artist Jerry Gaylord both do a fantastic job at visualizing the comedic actions of the characters and carefully placing Easter Eggs within the panels.
Fanboys Vs. Zombies #9 recently hit comic book stores nationwide and internationally. Upon going to my local comic store, I noticed one thing: There were only a few left in the store. This only further proves BOOM! Studios success with the Fanboys Vs. Zombies series. However, we saw a new writer join the team of FvsZ and that writer’s name is Shane Houghton. Shane’s work has appeared in projects such as “Reed Gunther” – a bear riding cowboy and PEANUTS! Yes, you read that right!
Fanboys Vs. Zombies #9 sure made a big splash this month, and I mean that in a literal sense. The amount of blood and guts from the zombie killing in issues #1-8 don’t compare to #9. In the last issue,- a character/the infamous writer who knew all things zombies and how to survive against zombies teamed up with what was left of the Wrecking Crew. Now – teaming up solely with Amanda – the large hammer wielding, overly-enjoyed about the zombie apocalypse, psychopathic geek sets out to retrieve a notebook with all of the writer’s survival tips and information about all things zombies. Of course, along the way and through the hotel, blood and guts continue to fly – did I mention #1-8 doesn’t compare to #9? As the dynamic duo set out on their adventure, the remainder of the team (Kyle and Missy) with the exception of the still unnamed bad-ass, katana-wielding biker (who sets out to search for Jenna – and, as we see in one panel, finds her) look for some wheels to escape San Diego. The best piece to come is on the final page of the book.
ROB AND BURGER IS BACK!!!
Shane Houghton begins his run on Fanboys Vs. Zombies #9 and, in a fan-section of the book, features a letter from Shane himself speaking of his debut and future interaction with the Fanboys Vs. Zombies team. More or less, Sam Humphries will be handing the reigns over completely to Shane. Will the future of Fanboys Vs. Zombies see some dark clouds loom overhead? Or will Shane prove himself as a valuable asset?
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