Toe Tag Riot #1 phantom variant a,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Dawn Stromsdorfer
(W) Matt Miner
(A) Sean Von Gorman
(CA) Tristan Jones, Rod Reis
Phantom Variant Cover A
A hilarious and gory tongue-in-cheek story, Toe Tag Riot is about a punk rock band cursed to become zombies whenever they perform their music! The band goes on a last cross-country tour in search of the cure to their affliction, but being the ethical sometimes-zombie punks that they are, Toe Tag Riot uses their zombie superpowers to rid the world of racists, homophobes, misogynists and all kinds of other nasty people. Read the LGBT-positive book that the Westboro Baptist Church themselves accidentally endorsed and then felt really stupid about doing! Guest appearance by Andy Hurley from Fall Out Boy!
Date Available: 11/26/2014
Who likes zombie punk band comics that are lambasted by the Westboro Baptist Church? I DO!
Ok, at first glance I was not enthused about the artwork but the premise won me over so I dove in. Aided, of course by the uncomplimentary quote from aforementioned Westboro.
So it is, in fact, about the formation of a New York City punk band with a somewhat usual cast of characters: the responsible Paulie who brings the band together, Evie the one armed lesbian drummer, Annie the bass player and girlfriend of Evie, and of course the surly, smart alec, mohawked lead singer Dickie. What is UNUSUAL about these characters is what happens when they hit the stage. They somehow, for some reason that has yet to be revealed, turn into a ZOMBIE punk band. Say whaaaaaaaaat?! RIGHT!
The fans love them! They think it is just part of and act.
Apparently each time they transform into the rockin' dead they transformation last a bit longer and the affects become stronger and more overpowering.
If you can look past the marginal art. I think it's a good beginning to a fun ride. So get on the tour bus and take the ride. Just be careful while moshing you don't lose a limb!
I give it 8 out of 10 Grahams