Comic Crossover #2

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Comic Crossover.

What is Comic Crossover you ask?
Comic Crossover is where we take a YA book and compare it to a comic book up close. Comics sometimes get a bad wrap, and so this feature is designed to shine a light on some amazing comic reads.

Sometimes you may not see straight away why I have matched up books and comics the way I have, but rest assured that there is always method to my madness! Sometimes it’s because of the characters alone, the storyline, the genre or another feature about the YA book that I have found that draws parallel to a comic.

For those of you who are new to comics, the titles that I select to talk about are always comics that you can pick straight up off the shelf without knowing anything prior about them and enjoy. So if comics have made you feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable in the past, you don’t need to feel that way about the comics that feature in Comic Crossover.

In all cases, I have read both the YA books and the comics, so if you have any questions you can comment on this post!

This weeks Comic Crossover:
If you enjoyed The Last Girl by Michael Adams, then you might enjoy The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye

YA Book Breakdown: The Last Girl is Danby’s story. She wakes up on Christmas and starts hearing everyone’s thoughts. But this book isn’t about Danby having supernatural powers. Because everyone can hear everyone elses thoughts. Except for some reason no one can hear Danby’s thoughts. This is the end of the world as people know it. People start calling it The Snap. When The Snap happens, suburbs and cities explode into chaos and violence. This is the apocalypse. Danby must protect her little brother and reach the safety of her mother’s mountain retreat. But it’s 100 kilometres away and the highways are blocked by thousands of cars and surrounded by millions of people coming apart at the psychic seams.

Comic Book Breakdown: If you’ve seen the TV show, you’ll have an idea. The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, the survivors are forced to finally start living.

Why the comparison? Both of these stories are amazing apocalypse type stories. The Last Girl has a different type of spin on it, and The Walking Dead features many zombies. Both are compelling stories in their own right and there’s a reason The Walking Dead was turned into a TV show. It isn’t a horror comic despite what many believe. It’s actually a drama comic, just about zombies. And it works!

Want to grab yourself a copy? Right here or check with your local library.


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