Doomsday Kingdom #1 started off with a great new take on the zombie genre with an introduction to the main character, along with great action and storytelling. The second issue which was produced by YouTube personality Ronny Haze of Make A Path Presents and James Milne is a flashback issue showing the events before the apocalypse begun. We find out that he has a family and they were celebrating Independence Day all together and enjoying the fireworks. Then as the main character says good night to his daughter, he checks his news alerts about attacks that happened earlier that day and in the next morning, he takes his daughter to school followed by a police car speeding right in front of him. There were more news alerts about gunmen assaulting people in the downtown area and the daughter of the main character told her dad that she is not feeling well. He rushed out of work to go pick up his daughter from school. As this was happening, police stopped civilians from entering the school and closed off certain areas of the area. You would think that the world is ending at that point would you? One of the cops shoots himself in the head as the main character drives away. While they are home, her fever got worse and she passes away as he is holding her as he repeated “I’m sorry” several times after she passed. The final panels of this issue is the main character receiving a phone call as one of the reanimated zombies approaches him from behind.
This issue had a lot of great moments including the one full page of the fireworks scene which was colorful and great to see. We had a great amount of story in this issue and we saw how people were trying to deal with the upcoming chaos that is about to happen. The unnamed main character’s emotions from rushing out of work to seeing his sick daughter is very human and everyone can relate to that especially parents of children. There is more to come and i am looking forward to issue #3 so i recommend everyone to check the first and second issue out.
The second issue has been released digitally a short time ago, and now the physical release of this issue is now up for pre-order which you can buy via this link https://www.doomsdaykingdom.com/the-shop/doomsday-kingdom-issue2
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After the long wait, the physical release of the first issue of Doomsday Kingdom has finally came. Youtube personality and comic writer Ronny Haze has been working on this title along with artist James Milne for a few years now and their dream came to reality with this issue. Ronny Haze hosts a channel called Make A Path Presents where he covers The Walking Dead (the comic series and the TV adaptation), Fear The Walking Dead, Game Of Thrones and much more. There are not many Youtubers out there that hosts a channel and also creates a comic so you are getting a huge bag of content on his channel.
I have issue #1 of Doomsday Kingdom and here is my review on the first issue.
First i would like to say that the first 3 pages set the tone for how the rest of the issue will be. The first page, the main character has an arrow that is already pierced through his wrist taken out. But next, we get flashback scenes leading up to what happened on the first and last page and not too many comics begin their series with a flashback scene so i liked it. From there onwards, the main character travels with a prisoner and we get a story between those two along with what happened between those two and why the main character tied him to the feeding post for the zombies (which are named creeps in this comic) to devour him alive.
After that, the main character goes to a house that is trapped with a few zombies inside but it was a distraction as the other group attacked him with arrows. As the main character takes down the zombies, the enemies continue their assault and we finally know how he got the arrow on his wrist.
Another character wearing riot gear mixed with camouflage comes to the main character’s rescue as he killed the enemies that attacked him. At the end of the issue, the man who saved the main character asks him “The Rider. WHO ARE YOU?” as this ending left myself wanting to know more behind the character and the story.
Overall, i love this issue. This felt very different than the normal post-zombie outbreak world. Right from the beginning, we have been hinted that the world has been like this for many years and that the characters were very accustomed to everything that was going on. This issue is jam packed with action from start to finish and it has me excited for the next issue. I also did like how the suspense was built on how the first page happened as it did not felt forced or rushed at all. The Artwork is also great as the colors and shades and shadows blended very well in each page. I recommend for everyone to read this because it is a completely different take on the zombie genre. Doomsday Kingdom releases digitally first before the print version releases.
Ronny Haze is on twitter @RONNYHAZE and you can find him on YouTube as Make A Path Presents. I have also interviewed him on The Wrestling Court Episode 85 which you can listen to right here.
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