Jean-Luc Istin has written or illustrated more than 25 graphic novel series, including Aquilon: Aleph; Merlin and Merlin the Prophet; Lancelot; Excalibur; and Elves. He lives in France. Elia Bonetti has written or illustrated more than ten graphic novel series, including Dogma; Edge of Spider-Verse; Fear Itself, and Order of the Dragons. He lives in Italy.
Laying the foundation for the series, this entry is a modern rewrite of the classic film that launched the popular zombie genre... The visuals and language are graphic but would be appropriate for mature high school students. The art beautifully sets the mood with full-color illustrations and varying panel sizes that direct readers' focus. Teens will anxiously await the future releases. An engaging series for fans of the zombie genre, especially those who enjoyed The Walking Dead comic book or television series.-- (01/23/2017) It's said to never judge a book by its cover. Yet, Night of the Living Dead volume 1 does not pause with an impressive jacket. Elia Bonetti greets readers with realistic illustrations. Each panel is visually striking, each conveying a sense of violence, dread, and action. The level of detail within each design is astounding... Firefly Books Limited delivers on craftsmanship. Night of the Living Dead volume 1 is printed on a glossy paper stock. Colors are vivid and pop off from each page. The graphic novel itself is a work of art that can be best served a framed collectible.-- (10/11/2016) Detailed illustrations fill every panel of this graphic novel while Istin's intelligent dialogue brings the characters into sharper focus as we connect with them and their fears... This is the first of a trilogy and hopefully the next two will be quickly made available.-- (11/18/2016) (translated from the French) This reading of The Night of the Living Dead is effective, not only because the narrative is clever and rhythmic, but mainly because the graphical environment is daunting. The sets though beautiful are distressing, Bonetti did not hesitate to include many wide panoramic shots: dark halls, cemeteries, or snowy roads alternate with infested alleys maintain a high level of tension throughout the 50 boards. Add to this the final cliffhanger... Stunning scenes, effective storytelling and constant suspense.-- (09/03/2014)