Friday, June 13, 2014

The Strain (The Strain #1) by David Lapham, Mike Huddleston, Sierra Hahn

I can totally see this getting turned into a movie. 

The story follows Ephraim a doctor for the CDC, he has a son named Zack and he has an ongoing relationship with his coworker Nora, another doc for the CDC. 

The story starts off with a very creepy old folklore tale, that captivates the reader. 

Then we jump to present time and we've got a mysterious plane landing in JFK where everyone is dead, I know creepy. Then we learn that vampires are real and they're like parasitic worms that feed on blood. 

Then we meet an old man, who is like vampire worm extraordinaire and he starts educating them on how to fight these things and whatever is coming. 

The graphics are so awesome, they're gory and disgusting and gruesome; just like a vampire comic book should be. The only reason this book lost point with me is, don’t introduce me to the Master and not show me how he was made. That does not jive, I demand drawings depicting his creation. 

Overall, you should get yourself a copy of both the graphic novel version and the book version by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.

Rating 4 out of 5

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