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Comic review: FTN Reviews Sentient Zombie Space Pigs

January 15th, 2016 by Dave Bowling Comments


Written by: Lizzie Boyle
Artist: Conor Boyle
Published by: Disconnected Press
Available via Comicsy

Sentient Zombie Space Pigs. Sentient. Zombie. Space. Pigs. Y’know, that is easily the coolest thing I have ever typed.

So then, what’s all this about? Well, submitted for your consideration is the story of Carl and Jenny Hipstickle, whose Gord-fearin’ existence is shattered when a UFO crashes on their uncle’s farm. Uncle shoots the pilot (because ‘murka!) and feeds the alien corpse to his pigs to hide the evidence. Said pigs don’t react very well, becoming evilly intelligent, unkillable and turning anyone they bite or eats their meat into zombie pig-people. Throw a pair of Men In Black into the mix, along with two redneck twins who are inexplicably immune to the pigs and the utterly inept US military response, and the end result is predictably bonkers.

I mean, seriously, what’s not to love in this one? Not only is this one of the best horror comedies I’ve come across since Cockneys vs Zombies, it also has a stinging satirical streak aimed at gung-ho American jingoism. Alien porcine undead AND political satire? Awesome. Plus, the little twist at the end is a treat and just goes to prove that, paraphrasing Ian Malcolm, just because scientists can do a thing, doesn’t mean that they should.

Simply put, pure bonkers awesomesauce.


5/5 nerds

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...