Bethany had everything you could ask for. A condo that was (almost) paid off, a well paying job, and most importantly, a family. It all changed in a heart beat and she had to watch as her whole world crumbled around her and soon she found herself alone in a city of flesh-eating zombies.
Despite the overwhelming odds against her, Beth has managed to do what very few people have been able to do in this post-apocalyptic nation.
She has survived.
However, after coming across a young man with an unexpected trait, she finds herself torn between staying in the comfort and safety of her current routine or risking it all for the greater good of humanity.
As expected, there will be blood, guts, bodies and other unsightly dead things, you have been warned!
Umm, I read all of your pages and none of them seem to meet my expectations of 'mature'
There isn't even that much blood. I recommend unchecking the 'Is this comic Mature?' button. Then again, I could be wrong. All I know is that I believe that this is a comic that people under 18 can read. Believe, as in my opinion. :P
I'm really enjoying this. I like the style, characters and the story progression. I really like that you focus on character development more than grindfest which usually prevails in zombie movies/comics. Thanks a lot for this piece of art :).
I like the slow build you have going here, and how we learn more about the characters through their interactions with each other. I'm assuming that the patches of color on Magnus' skin will turn out to be important later! I can't help but wonder if you deliberately left what type of athlete Magnus was training to be as vague, though.
Nice work with the infodumping, too- it doesn't drag and it gets the point across rather quickly. I also like the choice of using different color infoboxes for the different speakers.
Bethany's experience and wisdom is refreshing to see- she's not overly suspicious like a lot of other characters in the genre. She
And the highlight of the chapter- the final flashback that illustrates the fate of Magnus' friends. Others have commented on it in detail, but I love the sepia look, and sparing use of color. It helps flavor the piece and the choice of telling it without words really adds to the emotional impact. Excellent work. I also love the expressions in this chapter- especially notable with the guard that gets the close up.
@Shieldmaiden: I'm really happy to hear all this. For me, personally, this was around the time when I really felt like I was getting my own footing for the comic. It's like, okay, the stage is really set, now we can really sink our teeth into it!
Magnus's training is absolutely left vague, but of course we will have a chance to see that in action. Just like we'll see what relevance his discolouration will have.