ZOMBIE BROADWAY is a one-shot comic book co-created by Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics) with writers David Harris and Christine Schenley, published by Virgin Comics.
It’s New York of a near future, and the city has been overcome by a plague of zombies! When all seems lost, and New York set for annihilation via bombing, the mayor discovers that zombies appear to be calmed by music. So, the mayor decides to put on a zombie musical on Broadway, starring zombies!
I wasn’t sure if I was going to purchase this, but I really love the one-shot prestige format (that was popularly used in the 1990s, especially by DC Comics with their Elseworlds titles), which Virgin Comics have been sporadically releasing.
It’s a fun book, obviously not to be taken too seriously. It’s quite wordy. In fact, there is a distinct lack of action for much of the one-shot. I do like the odd relationships that occur between the semi-civilized zombie and somewhat uncivilized non-zombies. I can’t help feel the comic is making a statement about a particular group of people, either.
7 out of 10.