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COMIC REVIEWS

Biohazard (1990)

[2 Issues]

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ISSUE #1
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Publisher: Omni Comics
Date: March 1990

Writer: Justin Groom
Artist: Justin Groom
Cover: Justin Groom
Edited By: Allen Shevy

Format: 32 pages; B&W
Cover Price: $2.75

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SYNOPSIS:
In the not-so-distant future, an explosion at a Biotech company results in the release of a chemical by the name of Chlorotron. In development for the government, it's a mind-altering drug with a nasty side effect of reanimating dead tissue.

Five years after the explosion, military survivors have set up a makeshift base to keep out the zombies. One of the soldiers, Scott, runs into some trouble while venturing out to gather food.
 
DEAD KEV SAYS:
There's no deep storyline anywhere close to these pages, but that's not the point. Biohazard is an action/gore comic laced with humor and it's very effective in its simplicity. Groom certainly has a unique art style and he's particulary good at showing what a gunshot (or multiple ones) can do to a human body, zombified or living. Also impressive is what Groom does with alternate viewpoint angles (first-person zombie, close-ups, underneath, etc.). Sadly, Biohazard is an indie comic series that only lasted two issues.

Since the comic is self-published, the lettering isn't quite as professional looking as you may be used to. Sometimes it's it can run a little small and there's an occasional misspelled word. Though, on the whole, it's a very fun read with lots of eye candy! And it was banned in France, so it's gotta be good.



ISSUE #2
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Publisher: Omni Comics
Date: June 1990

Writer: Justin Groom
Artist: Justin Groom
Cover: Justin Groom

Format: 32 pages; B&W
Cover Price: $2.75

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SYNOPSIS:
Zombies find a way to bypass the gates of the compound. A huge battle ensues between the soldiers and the undead. During the fight, the mysterious Officer Rorshach is unmasked.
 
DEAD KEV SAYS:
The better of the two issues. The artwork in issue two seems to be a bit more polished, and the action and gore has been amped up a bit. The deaths in this issue are even more inspired than the first. Along with the many headshots, there's a death by grenade (complete with intestines flying toward the reader), eye-gouging, brain-eating, squished head, stomped head, death by a lowering gate, and my favorite, a slicing off of the face and subsequent spillage of brain matter. Oh, and a really nasty demise of a soldier while he sits on the can. All this black & white gore and the humor is still surprisingly on point. The storyline progresses as you would expect, there's still nothing too brain-bending here.

No, it doesn't look like your professional DC/Marvel/Image release, but this indie series is good stuff, and easy to recommend. We an only wonder how the comics would have progressed forward, as a lack of funding ultimately spelled the end to Biohazard. Justin Groom plans to revisit the comic with a 10-part mini-series in 2006.



ISSUE #3
Biohazard #3
Publisher: Omni Comics
Date: Work In Progress

Writer: Justin Groom
Artist: Justin Groom
Cover: Justin Groom

Format: --
Cover Price: --

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Watch the progress as issue #3 is being worked on at the official site.



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