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Undead Messiah Volume 1 (English)

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This is a perfect manga read for zombie fans. The main character Tim was realistic and acted in ways only a devoted nerd would. He showed us that even though he wanted to be brave he was still shocked and scared at discovering his neighbour had been devoured and denial that they were actually zombies. The actual story was fantastic including elements of traditional zombie stories as well as including new elements that fit well into the story. The ending of volume one left on such an interesting cliff hanger, I cannot wait to see how the story continues with volume two.
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3.5
Have to say wasn't impressed with the characters. The main character is a stereotypical zombie apocalypse nerd who's just a bored kid waiting for something exciting to happen. And his best friend (love interest) along with his dad are the only ones who don't treat him like a freak. But I loved the action and suspense that come in the middle. But each of the MC Tim's decisions involving his family and how some of his actions drive the plot forward. I certainly like the world-building that come from the vampiric title character as well as the tools they use. That was more than enough to get me through this. I just hope that going forward this means readers get more development to care about the characters more.
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I really really enjoyed this!! I wasn't expecting to like it all that much but it held my attention for the entire time! I need to read the next volume as soon as I can. I wanna know what happens!!
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Zombies aren't my thing in most cases but this is a pretty fun manga, which is also unique in that it doesn't take place in Japan but instead is set in Switzerland. A teen gamer (Tim) and his best friend (M-Kay) are caught up in the middle of a zombie outbreak, and have to try to save Tim's baby half brother from a weird dude with face bandages and his one-armed little girl sidekick. This would be bad enough on its own, until Tim's dad becomes one of the infected too.
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I never thought that a graphic novel can have this type of excessive (in a good way) action and adventure at the same time and compiled in just a few pages with dialogue! AMAZING! Also loved the horror and thriller type of story!
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"Undead Messiah" is a rather predictable but enjoyable take on zombie horror. It's got some humor to it and the story is entertaining enough for the predictable and somewhat cliched plot to be enjoyable.
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If you are into Zombie and Gamers this is the story for you. If you don't mind predictable plots, you won't mind this story.
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This is an interesting variation on the Zombie Horror genre.  I liked the characters and the art work. Despite the horror there is a lot of humor too. It is a quick enjoyable read. Looking for word to Volume 2. Enjoy
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A perfect read for manga and zombie fans! Tim was by far my favorite character, he was a crazy zombie nerd and armageddon (by zombie) prepper. As mean as it sounds I like that Tim as still shocked at discovering his neighbor and being in denial that zombies really had taken over. The story was fantastic and the "undead messiah" was a neat element reminiscent of "Z Nation." All in all I loved everything about this awesome manga and I'd reccomend it for fans of "The Walking Dead" and "Z Nation" ages 13 and up
FTC DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review
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Tim is a gamer obsessed with zombies when he comes across a real one.  There's also some weird stuff with a messiah guy who is healing people and also controls zombies.  The stories is a bit of a mess in places.  There are several places where the story seems to follow the logic of a video game, like when Tim is being interrogated by the military and just happens to have a screwdriver in his pocket so he can sneak out the ventilation shaft while using the bathroom.  The art is good with that typical manga look.  I do like that Zarbo keeps the book looking realistic and doesn't fall into that wide-eyed, full-cheeked, cherub looking Manga trap.
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Nothing super new but nonetheless a ton of fun as we see the beginning of a zombie outbreak. Maybe not an instant classic but fun nonetheless.
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'Undead Messiah Volume 1' by Gin Zarbo is about a young man, the zombie apocalypse and a stranger who seems to have weird powers.

Tim Muley likes horror films and games. He seems to especially like the zombie apocalypse.  Unbeknownst to Tim, there is a weird outbreak happening that may give rise to his greatest fears.  When Tim makes a horrific discovery near his home, he realizes that he is prepared to deal with the threat.  He heads to a local hospital and finds a mysterious baby.  He also finds a bandaged stranger that he's seen in viral videos.  What could the stranger want with the baby?

And this volume ends about there.  There are some nice surprises along the way, and a story that kept me turning the pages.  I liked the art, and I'm curious about where this will go next.

I received a review copy of this manga from Tokyopop, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you for allowing me to review this manga.
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I am not a big fan of zombie stories but i wanted to read this manga. It was really good. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read volume 2.
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UGHHHHHHH.  There are so many things wrong with this.  The main character is so caught up in a zombie video game, that even in the real world he thinks zombies are attacking.  Which means the dummy, upon finding a dead boy picks up evidence and weapons that corrupt the crime scene, and just….plus believing that you can be just as good a zombie killer as you are in a video game is ludicrous because to play a game you use your thumbs and fingers.  If you spent as much time playing as suggested, you probably wouldn’t be in the best of shape to take on the real thing physically when it happens.  The book doesn’t get much better.  The main characters end up in a hospital trying to save babies, and meet an “fake jesus” that can heal the sick.  Since this is a series graphic novel, we never really get an ending, but I am not sure I care.
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This is a fun read with beautiful artwork. Teenager, Tim Muley, is obsessed with zombie games and is convinced that he could survive the zombie apocalypse. Of course, the apocalypse then happens and we get to see him put his money where his mouth is! There's some delightful violence, gore and twists and turns to keep you entertained. Things don't pan out the way he was expecting though and this introduction to a series shows us that this isn't going to be your standard zombie story, I can't wait to see what happens next.
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I never used to care for zombie stories but this one was super gripping and had me desperate to know what was happening next. I’m really curious to find out what caused the epidemic and also figure out what will happen to Tim’s dad. Overall, this was a fun manga and a quick read
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Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Tim is the guy who plays all the zombie games, and his friend M-kay barely gets through the first level by the time he finishes. His classmates make fun of him for his nerdiness. He turns various situations around to "...if this were the zombie apocalypse" and uses some brain-bashing terms.

When he finds a disgustingly mangled body, his dream of living an actual zombie apocalypse just might be happening! And his dad is one of the first victims! Tim and M-kay want to help where the epidemic started at the hospital, aiming to save some babies, but a strange man with bandages on his face intervenes, and his accomplice can seemingly control the undead. Now he wants Tim to join his strange science cult!

This book has a pretty good premise and was fun to read. I think it has a lot of potential with where the series is going. The stranger with the bandaged face seems to know an awful lot about what's going on, and perhaps this will be a series that will actually explain the origin behind the epidemic, and maybe even why it started in the first place, using science! I have pretty high expectations for the next volume and would love to read it.
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A cool post apocalyptic manga with lots of drama, zombies, and heart. I'm not usually a fan of mangas, but I really enjoyed this one.
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I like it, but at times the art isn't the best and the storyline is a bit cliche. I'm not really sure what else to say or add as that's the main points I felt worth noting.
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Review to be posted during my vacation on my blog (August 21), and then posted on all sources mentioned in my profile when I get back from Vacation in September.

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I have heard about this manga-styled comic before thanks to the German TokyoPop twitter account. I was already thinking about checking it out (reading German is no trouble to me + TokyoPop Germany I trust), but then I saw it pop up in English on Netgalley. Of course I clicked read now. Of course I couldn't resist.

This one starts with a pregnant lady trying to get away from someone, or something. It certainly set the tone for the manga, even with the following chapter which introduces us to Tim. 

Tim is a guy who just LOVES zombies. So much he is constantly playing a game called Z.A.C. and also constantly talks or thinks about zombies. Well, I can tell you that those things did prepare him in the long run for what is about to come. But I am sure he wasn't prepared when he saw who the first infected was that he met. Then again, I was already thinking it would happen to that person. Come on, it is generally always someone they know and then you see them wavering. But I guess we can all say that we will do what needs to be done, but I can imagine when it actually happens and it is someone we know, we will all stop and try to help out. :( I did think he was pretty dang tough though. Sure, his idea of just heading to the hospital is dumb, but then again, people do so many dumb things when the world goes to hell. 

The hospital part was WOW, creepy as hell. Then again, hospitals with zombies are just a big no in my book. I did like that they were planning on saving the babies. Though I guess in the end they got more than they wanted. Especially Tim found out stuff that made him look differently at his family.

I have so many questions. How did the virus/zombie stuff start? What is up with the master/slave thing? Why is that baby the messiah (is he a zombie or something upgraded?)? Why is that master guy so pissed off at things starting early? What is the plan here? Why did he pick Tim? What about M-kay *snorts*, will she be fine? 

I wonder how people would treat Tim now. His classmates tended to bully him for his weird obsession, but with the incoming zombie apocalypse? How many of those guys want the help of Tim? 

What kind of nickname is M-kay? Sorry, throughout the book I kept misreading it as if someone was agreeing with someone or if they made a lacklustre comment. M-kay. M-kay are you fine? M-kay don't worry. At times I just couldn't help but laugh even during the moments that one probably shouldn't be laughing, but I just couldn't help it. I mean, it just didn't work. 

The ending was very exciting, though I also felt sorry for Tim. 

The art is pretty great, I especially love how the zombies were drawn.

All in all, this is one zombie comic I would recommend to everyone. It is creepy, filled with some dumb moments (because of course no one is smart in a zombie apocalypse), has some interesting characters. I can't wait for the next volume.
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