Synopsis: A group of soldiers during the Vietnam
Conflict must fight zombies in order to survive.
The first thing I thought when I saw the cover of
this comic was, ďGross! What the hell is that supposed to be?Ē
Thatís a clear indication the art is effective in grabbing the
interest of a comic reader. Sometimes I donít think a two
dimensional comic can be effective when it comes to inspiring
physical, mental, and emotional discomfort. Itís art like this that
changes my mind. Itís quite dark and gritty. Itís also quite
ingenious; itís straightforward in its intensity. I find it easy to
admire the artist. He knows what heís doing.
Now as far as the story goes, I first started
reading it and groaned, ďAw, no another zombie comic!Ē Yeah, I like
zombie comics like the next man. But sometimes I feel itís been done
to death. However, after reading í68 I see thatís not the
case. I am glad it isnít too. I like the way the story flows. At
times this issue seems too fast paced. Other times it is about
right. I like how the characters are believable. Thatís the way a
comic should be. The characters are confused, lost in a situation
far from the norm. That doesnít distract from the story. It enhances
The choice of Vietnam was also quite smart.
Vietnam was a conflict that traumatized the mindsets of U.S.
soldiers and civilians like no other. Itís a huge part of U.S.
history. Many Americans would like to forget it, but it is such an
integral part of the history of the United States that is cannot be
forgotten. It was such a smart choice to use Vietnam as backdrop for
a zombie story that I wonder why no one has used it until now. Or,
if they have used it, why havenít they been successful at it until
Ď68 is a good,
solid piece of work. I recommend it for zombie lovers. Itís also
good for those comic lovers who want something new, fresh, and gory.