TRAIN 8 – The Zombie Express / Z-View
Created and written by David Stephan and Marysol Levant
Additional writing and dialogue by Brian Phillipson
Art by Alex Cormack
Colors by Ashley Cormack and Alex Cormack
Letters and book design by Alex Murillo
The Overview: Beware of spoilers…
Train 8 is a high speed train traveling from Seattle to Chicago a few days before Thanksgiving. The train is barreling along when a passenger infected with a virus dies and reanimates as a zombie. Soon the train is out of control as passengers fight an ever-increasing number of the undead. Surviving the zombies may not be enough, since the government has plans to destroy everyone and everything on the train!
Train 8 was originally written as a film script. It probably would have made a cool movie. As it turns out it’s not bad as a graphic novel. Although the writing is a bit redundant/clunky in places, the story moves. Some scenes are a little too dark, but that’s too be expected when the lights go out. ; ) Props for the ending which is foreshadowed but is still a surprise and sets up a potential sequel.
Overall, I enjoyed Train 8. If you’re a zombie fan, you should give it a look.
TRAIN 8 – The Zombie Express earns 3 of 5 stars.