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Rot & Ruin Warrior Smart #1 PDF, ePub eBook An action-packed coming-of-age tale, “Rot & Ruin” #1 delivers the wicked humor, the gore, and crazy kills that come with the zombie apocalypse. A group of plucky teenagers have to find a way to grow up in the midst of the undead hunting after them. The premise is quickly established so that story can jump right ahead into zombies getting their heads chopped off.

30 review for Rot & Ruin Warrior Smart #1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Leo

    Fifteen years ago there was a zombie apocalypse and everything went to hell. Benny, who was a baby when it happened, now tries to survives the creepy zombies with three friends while they search for a plane the saw once. Remember that in a zombie world planes are not a usual sight. There is some head-chopping and related stuff (not too gore). For now, it's just another zombie story out there but I'n intrigued to know where the story is going.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Martin

    Johnathan Maberry’s Rot and Ruin books have always been a favourite of mine and it was sad to read the final book in the series, Fire and Ash. I was both surprised and elated that the book would also be getting an accompanying comic book series and jumped at the opportunity to review the issue one. Set 15 years after the fall of civilization as we know it, Benny Imura and his small band of warriors trek across the barren landscape following the trail of an aeroplane, hoping for something more th Johnathan Maberry’s Rot and Ruin books have always been a favourite of mine and it was sad to read the final book in the series, Fire and Ash. I was both surprised and elated that the book would also be getting an accompanying comic book series and jumped at the opportunity to review the issue one. Set 15 years after the fall of civilization as we know it, Benny Imura and his small band of warriors trek across the barren landscape following the trail of an aeroplane, hoping for something more than their current home. The comic is an accompaniment to the Rot and Ruin series and the story resides somewhere during the dust and decay book of the series. Each character is exactly as expected and does not deviate from their original portrayal. The artwork by Vargas captures the characters exactly how I pictured them and it was great to see them as such. The artwork throughout is detailed and gritty and really captures both the serenity and starkness of the setting but also the violence, energy and gore of the action scenes. Each character has their own unique characteristics, from the clever and fiery Nix to the feral and blunt Lilah, Chong the intelligent best friend and Benny, warrior, smart and leader of the small band trekking across the zombie infested unforgiving American landscape. It’s these characters, the likable personalities and the relationships that bond them that has you routing for these kids when they are faced with impossible odds and inconceivable decisions they face. This is more than a zombie story it is about a group of youngsters and their development and survival in desperate and unforgiving times. The plot is again not just your generic zombie hack and slash, but explores how another settlement has survived and flourished and approaches it has taken to do so. Benny and his friends believe that they may have found the safety and lives they were looking for but as the operations of the settlement are revealed it is evident that the zombies and wild animals that roam the landscape are not the most dangerous thing they will encounter. This is a great accompaniment to the world of Benny Imura and co. and as a long-time fan it is highly recommended. I would also recommend this to fans of zombies and great comics, and I believe it is a great addition to the genre, filled with action and violence on a level that can only be expected from a zombie comic. With characters that are both likable and realistic in a world that is dangerous and compelling and I can’t wait for the next in the series. Obviously you don’t have to read the novels to read the comic but I implore you to give the novels a try if you like the comic, you won’t regret it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Albert Yates

    This is a review of the entire graphic novel because the collected edition isn't in Goodreads yet. Warrior Smart finds the four teens walking through the ruin and get rescued in a hospital by a pregnant lady who helps them escape the horde surrounding them. The kids come face to face with a new kind of monster, one they're too young to understand but they know is wrong on every level. A good companion piece to the novel that adds some detail to the characters.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I don't ever read graphic novels but it was ok. I figured since I read the Rot and Ruin series, I'd read the graphic novels too.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cape Rust

    PG-13 in a Thought Provoking Way. Comic Review: Rot & Ruin: Warrior Smart Written by James Maberry Genre(s): Graphic Novel, Comic, Horror, Zombies Publisher: IDW Publishing Disclaimer: I was provided a review copy of this book however there were no Rotters overwhelming barricades, threating to infect me if I didn’t write a review. Description: Brand-new adventures set in the world of Rot & Ruin! Written by New York Times best-selling author and multiple Bram Stoker award-winner, Jonathan Mab PG-13 in a Thought Provoking Way. Comic Review: Rot & Ruin: Warrior Smart Written by James Maberry Genre(s): Graphic Novel, Comic, Horror, Zombies Publisher: IDW Publishing Disclaimer: I was provided a review copy of this book however there were no Rotters overwhelming barricades, threating to infect me if I didn’t write a review. Description: Brand-new adventures set in the world of Rot & Ruin! Written by New York Times best-selling author and multiple Bram Stoker award-winner, Jonathan Maberry, this all-new storyline continues events from the award-winning series of novels. We meet Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Chong as they travel through the Sierra Nevada mountains just one faltering step ahead of zombie hordes and one giant leap behind the plane flying through the sky that set them on their journey of discovery. Review: This was my first exposure to Rot and Ruin. I could easily see that this story had its roots in the realm of Young Adult, which helped and hurt the story. If you like me are not familiar with Rot and Ruin it is a post-zombie outbreak story about some young adults on the near side of young, placed in some situations that would leave even the most jaded adult shaken. If you are a parent reading this review to see if this type of story would be appropriate for your young adult I would say yes but with caveats. First there is violence. It gets a bit gory, but most of the gore comes from zombies getting hack up rather than people. Gore is gore so I would leave that up to parents to judge. As for the subject matter it is challenging. Any time you have young adults having to make adult type decisions, there are going to be situations that will make you think. There is a bit of a love story here but it plays out in a very innocent almost endearing way. Each of the Characters must make tuff choices and I applaud the way those choices are made. For parents this is more than just a hack and slash story, it actually really digs into the choices that have to be made to keep society going, even after something like a zombie infection/outbreak. I can assure that the answers are not easy, but worth discussing. This graphic novel is actually a great way for parents and young adults to read and then sit down and discuss. I’m not trying to make this into more than it is, but with interest in Zombies across the board, this might be a good way for parents to be able to connect with the young adults in their lives. Because the original novels are geared towards young adults, there are some points in the plot where things that really should have happened, don’t. As I did my “cold” reading of this graphic novel, I started thinking, why are they not doing this, or they would totally do that, and they didn’t. I was about to get frustrated when I realized that this story is driven by the target audience, rather than just by the mechanics of what should have happened. Normally I would ding a writer for something like that, but in this case it made sense. There is no point in writing a story for young adults that is appropriate for them to read. As an adult reader I could see several things coming, but I was still interested to see how they were handled. Those very same situations created some of those talking moments that I mentioned earlier. Because this is a graphic novel what kind of review would this be if I didn’t mention the art? The art was very had a 90s realistic version of Scooby Doo feel to it, with some very subtle anime influences. When I say subtle I mean subtle. The flash back sequences tended to be lighter in color and tone, while most encounters with the walking dead tended to be darker and even murky or hazy. Part of the fear of the masses of undead is conveyed by the hints at their numbers. Many of the frames with masses of them tend to show plenty and elude to even more. Much of the art in this book helps tell the story that way. By showing glimpses of action rather than gory details, there is blood, but none of it seemed gratuitous or over exaggerated. Over all I really enjoyed this book, especially when I viewed it as a thought provoking story for young adults. Purely from an adult perspective, there were some things that should have happened, that didn’t, but why go for an R rating when you are trying to sell tickets to a PG-13 audience? Note: This review was first posted at www.popcults.com

  6. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    I was under the impression that the comic was going to continue things from the end of the last book and I was a little worried because I’m only two books into the series. That doesn’t seem to be the case since it picks up after they see the plane and are traveling along trying to find it and answers. That seemed to be right around where I left off so phew there. Overall it was a good story. Tons of action, lots of dead zombies, and a plot device in the story ready-made to make your blood boil. I I was under the impression that the comic was going to continue things from the end of the last book and I was a little worried because I’m only two books into the series. That doesn’t seem to be the case since it picks up after they see the plane and are traveling along trying to find it and answers. That seemed to be right around where I left off so phew there. Overall it was a good story. Tons of action, lots of dead zombies, and a plot device in the story ready-made to make your blood boil. It’s kind of a typical element for a post-apocalyptic story so it lessens its shock value but the approach to it is a little different so it’s not entirely standard. There’s reasoning in there that makes sense, plus all participants are seemingly willing and aren’t under a ton of duress to, well, perform. Based on a frame or two there did seem to be more of the story that wasn’t being told but I don’t know if we’ll get to see that down the road. It just seemed to be one of many outposts of people that the kids were going to meet on their journey and I don’t know if I can see this particular one being revisited. One thing that did bug me was that Nix was stacked like a porn star. I fully understand that it’s not unheard of for a fifteen-year-old to have such a big chest but considering it’s a comic it just seemed like a way to get tits into the frames. They may as well have been on Benny for all the sense they made. I could be wrong but I don’t remember Nix having such . . . large assets. But overall I did like the art. It wasn’t anything that really blew me away but I found it pleasing enough. It did a good job of supplementing the story. It was gruesome and honest and left an impression on me. I’d read more of these comics for the art. I’d have to read further into the book series to see how the comic lined up but for right now it did a pretty good job of implanting itself into the Rot & Ruin world. I’m interested in seeing where the comic takes the story that the books don’t, or if it’ll work like visiting scenes in the world that the books don’t in order to fill it out even more. Either way it seems like it’ll all work out. I’ll have to keep my eye out for more. 4 I received a copy of this comic from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Regina

    This title seemed like something on a totally different level than the novel, so I don't know that it's the perfect fit to put in the hands of a teen(or adult), who has read the novel series, but it was a pretty intense and interesting title on its own. Benny Imura and a small group of friends are embarking on a journey through The Ruin, the world as it is 15 years after the undead roam. A short while ago, they saw what seemed to be an impossibility, a plane in the sky, and they decided to leave This title seemed like something on a totally different level than the novel, so I don't know that it's the perfect fit to put in the hands of a teen(or adult), who has read the novel series, but it was a pretty intense and interesting title on its own. Benny Imura and a small group of friends are embarking on a journey through The Ruin, the world as it is 15 years after the undead roam. A short while ago, they saw what seemed to be an impossibility, a plane in the sky, and they decided to leave their homes behind the walls of the town of Mountainside to hunt it down. While on their journey, the crew will encounter horrors and struggles, but none so intense as what they will learn about the other humans who may be living among The Ruin. I didn't dislike this title, but again, I was expecting something different. Mayberry being a comic author, he tended to over-tell in the novels, and I yearned for a graphic adaptation of what I'd already read, but I can see that in the comics, Mayberry will be attempting to reveal the story of the novels over the course of the next few issues rather than re-telling the books. This is a perfect title to put in the hands of a teen who loves The Walking Dead, but wants to see the zombie apocalypse through the eyes of a young adult.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Julia Damatto

    I wish I had this on paper format!! Jonathan Maberry along with Tony Vargas, gave us a terrific comic, full of gore, zombies, witty dialogues and the illustration is beautiful! The story is centered in a group of four teenagers, two boys and two girls, who are forced two grow up in a world full of walking dead, in this edition they are going to find out what is more dangerous, the zoms or the survivors? *I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange of an Honest Review*

  9. 5 out of 5

    Dan

    This graphic novel is not a comic adaption of the novels but a continuation of the story. I enjoy zombie stories and although some scenes were reminiscent of other stories out there, the plot itself was interesting. The artwork complimented the story and I enjoyed it. Leaving an open ending will allow readers to decide if they want to read future stories. I know I do.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jim

    The zombie apocalyp thing is something that i'm really into,and i was looking for something like that to read. Rot and ruin is starts with action from the first issue and seems it could be something good.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jenna Howland

    Great adaptation. I loved the novel and really enjoyed this addition. I think this will really help to hook readers, especially middle grade readers who may be struggling- this is a good way to get their feet wet.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ian Cascio

    Eh. Just a summary really. Wouldn't recommend buying it, reading the books is so much better, go buy some waterproof matches and save your money.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Pearl

    Well the end of this is pretty fucked up. The art is pretty great, but it's too early to tell if this series will be awesome (it has much potential) or just meh.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Donna Compositor

  15. 4 out of 5

    Telela

  16. 5 out of 5

    James Hanson

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly Lesser

  18. 5 out of 5

    Shylee

  19. 5 out of 5

    Paris

  20. 4 out of 5

    Pristine Anne

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lance Martin

  23. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

  24. 5 out of 5

    Linene

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tira

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mitch Goldfarb

  27. 5 out of 5

    Dosoges

  28. 4 out of 5

    Christian Rennels

  29. 5 out of 5

    Fritze

  30. 4 out of 5

    SamHouston Library

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