In Review: Edge of Extinction #3
Written by Baden James Mellonie
Art and Letters by Paul Peart-Smith
Covers by Stephen Sampson (also known as Steve Sampson), David Millgate, Ryan Brown and Huy Truong
Published by Eighth Continent Publishing
Note: Some strong language as zombies try to eat characters included
The Book: It’s a zombie apocalypse. In Britain. Things are getting worse. Are you infected? Dive in!
The Review: In the latest issue of this fast-paced zombie horror story, Day One of the end of the world begins to draw to a close. Some of the central characters are a bit faster on the ball when it comes to realising what this actually means, while some aren’t ready to accept the scale of the infection sweeping across Britain, and perhaps never will be. I don’t fancy the chances of the latter.
As the dead walk, there are some tough choices ahead and in this brilliant issue of Edge of Extinction, there’s a key scene that encapsulates the dilemma survivors now face, which like other reviewers, I’m not prepared to spoil, but here’s a page running up to it…
This ongoing, real time zombie horror comic is superbly written by Baden James Mellonie with art from Paul Peart-Smith that perfectly complements the script, in my view. Fast-paced, with no-holds barred, the creative team deliver a page-turning treat for horror fans that will have you on the edge of your seat, never mind extinction, from start to finish.
With Issue 4 well underway and issues 5-8 in the works for 2020, if you aren’t already on board for this comic, then head over to the official web site and grab copies, before #1 sells out completely.
• Edge of Extinction #1 – 3 are available from www.edgeofextinction.co.uk – note there’s only limited stock of #1! Also available from Eighth Continent Publishing: Maximum Mayhem – The Art of David Millgate, for £17.99 including postage in the UK
• Edge of Extinction # is also available from the following stockists across the UK: Close Encounters Bedford, Northampton and Peterborough, Comic Book Guys Belfast, OK Comics Leeds, Destination Venus Harrogate, Bat-Cave Blackburn, Sheffield Space Centre, Sheffield, Unit 74 Pontypridd, Orbital Comics, London, Abstract Sprocket Norwich, Chaos City Comics St Albans, Limited Edition Comix Stevenage, Big Bang Comics Dublin, Comic Den Oldham, Travelling Man Newcastle and York, Gosh London and Forbidden Planet Leicester
• Follow writer Baden James Mellonie on Twitter @MelMellonie | Follow artist Paul Peart-Smith on Twitter @PaulPeartSmith | Follow cover artists on Twitter: Stephen Sampson (@thedarkinker); David Millgate (@DavidMillgate); Ryan Brown (@ryanbrown_art); and Huy Truong (@huy_truong)