By Christine Caprilozzi
’68 Rule of War #1 Review
Writer: Mark Kidwell
Artist: Jeff Zornow
Release Date: April 2, 2014
Rating: 8 out of 10
Synopsis: In a doom-shadowed Cambodia infested with the living dead, CIA Special Agent Declan Rule and his canine companion Nero stalk a human monster, a neurosurgeon bent on carrying out grisly experiments that turn P.O.W.s into vicious instruments of war. In Vietnam, Private Kuen Yam and his ragtag band of survivors battle their way across a murderous no-man’s-land in a desperate search for a ticket to the skies. The war is over, but the battle for humanity’s survival has just begun. Courage will be tested, sanity will be pushed to the breaking point and the rules of war…will be broken.
Our Thoughts: The horror comic dream team of Mark Kidwell, Jeff Zornow, and Jay Fotos waste no time thrusting the reader into the thick of the savage world that ’68 comics always creates. Not just the Vietnam War, or Declan Rule’s quest but the truly horrifying zombies that are seemingly everywhere. Kidwell does what he does best, keep it real! Whether it’s the dialogue between the characters or the precise laying out of the brutal kill scenes, horror fans will not be disappointed. While jumping between scenes, the story doesn’t just lay put a horrifying secret about POW experiments, but also keeps the reader engaged and the action in constant full throttle.
With all that said, Jeff Zornow does a phenomenal job of capturing the gory, grisly and downright gruesome scenarios with great detail. Jay Fotos on colors shines as usual capturing the dark tone of the visuals and the story.
Bottom line is ’68: Rule of War should be on every horror comic fans pull list. On shelves Wednesday April 2nd, you will not be disappointed!