By Leroy Douresseaux
January 19, 2011 - 07:44
|Chaos Campus #11 cover image|
“The Learning Curve”
Created by B. Alex Thompson, Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies is a comic book series from Approbation Comics. Chaos Campus is a horror comedy that follows the adventures of three members of the sorority, Epsilon Alpha Zeta Upsilon (EAZY): ass-kickin’ Jaime Schaeffer, brainy Paige Patton, and easy-on-the-eyes Brittany Miller.
On the night of the volleyball tournament between EAZY and its partner, Alpha Zeta Zeta, zombies invade the EAZY sorority house. Jamie, Paige, and Brittany escape only to discover that zombies have taken over The City. This buxom trio is probably humanity’s only hope of ending this zombie apocalypse. Since their escape from the sorority, the girls have been on series of crazy adventures that strangely resemble such classic horror movie scenarios.
After escaping, muscular slasher Kurtis Kasey (created by Phantom Avri) and the feral human/zombie hybrid, Patient X, Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies #11 reveals that they girls haven’t escaped them. Now, the girls are separated, and Paige finds herself in the clutches of Violet Grimm a.k.a. Dogwitch. This Dogwitch may not be an adversary, however, and she may have something to teach Paige.
THE LOWDOWN: Referencing lots of pop culture, from The Matrix to The Bangles, Chaos Campus #11 is, as usual, a fun read. What makes it a little better is the insight this issue offers into Paige Helena Patton and her unique powers and history. There is even a funny reference to an old NBC public service ad.
This issue also allows readers the chance to see more of Kewber Baal, who penciling and inking skills continue to grow. There are some surprisingly, skillful compositions on some pages. The figure drawing, character design, and costumes are drawn at a level that is as good as what is in some Marvel and DC Comics titles.
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.