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Boneyard #14

Posted: Saturday, May 22, 2004
By: Ray Tate



Writer/Artist: Richard Moore
Publisher: NBM

"Where have all the shambling zombies gone, long time passing. Where have all the shambling zombies gone, long, long time ago. Where have all the shambling zombies gone, Hollywood passed on them, every one...When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn."--with apologies to Pete Seeger and Joe Hickerson

I so agree with Mr. Moore's inspirational essay at the back of Boneyard. The hyperkinetic zombie does nothing for me either. A good zombie shambles, and they get torched or shot in the head. Even Hammer never mucked up this formula when reintroducing the British versions of the characters.

Zombies play an important role in Boneyard which detours from its usual totally humorous vein for a robust beginning to a storyline that's as action-packed as Angel.

Mr. Moore animates Abbie, the vampire, from her deep funk over Nessie, Gill-Woman and man-eater though not in a cannibalistic way, taking credit for dissolving Michael's financial problems about the cemetery. He throws Abbie into a dynamic fight against a horde of shambling, decaying as they walk zombies. Yes! Boneyard is a traditionalist horror fan's delight!



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