Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies #0 cover image
Rated: Teen 13+
“The Keeper of Souls” created by B. Alex Thompson and Ant'Juan Avri; “Faint” and “The Stranger” are courtesy of DreamRealm Entertainment
“Sisters in Arms”
Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies is a horror-comedy comic book series created by B. Alex Thompson and published by Approbation Comics. The series is set in during a zombie apocalypse and follows the adventures of three members of the sorority, Epsilon Alpha Zeta Upsilon (EAZY): ass-kickin’ Jaime Schaeffer, brainy Paige Patton, and sexy Brittany Miller.
Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies – Extra Credit is a spin-off series. Approbation published a Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con exclusive edition of Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies – Extra Credit #6 and entitled it Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies #0. Extra Credit #6 was written by B. Alex Thompson and drawn and colored by Anita Zaramella.
Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies #0 (a.k.a. Extra Credit #6) finds the three heroines polishing off a zombie attack. Jaime decides to go on a resource run for supplies where she runs into members of “The Ravagers” gang. Jaime won't have to take on these hoods by herself, as another ass-kicking young woman happens on the scene. She calls herself “Faint,” and she has some dark secrets.
THE LOWDOWN:Chaos Campus is quite good at referencing lots of pop culture. The last issue I read prior to this one, Chaos Campus #11, summoned the film, The Matrix, 1980s girl-group, The Bangles, and even an old NBC public service advertisement.
Chaos Campus: Extra Credit #6 focuses on some other things this series does well: the occult, Satanism, and dark magic. Chaos Campus is one of the funniest zombie comedies that I have ever encountered, and it even pokes fun at slasher horror, which it does quite well. As this series advances, however, it embraces more aspects of dark fantasy.
I have to give B. Alex Thompson credit. I have always thought that Chaos Campus had the potential to offer an expansive mythology and narrative. The hard part is actually making that potential pay off, and Chaos Campus: Extra Credit #6 shows that Thompson is indeed cashing in on what his comic book can be.
POSSIBLE AUDIENCE: Readers looking for horror spoofs and zombie comedy will find that and a good comic book in Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies #0 / Extra Credit #6.