Title: Rocko’s Modern Afterlife #2
Publisher: BOOM! / KaBOOM!
Creator: Joe Murray
Words: Anthony Burch
Art: Mattia Di Meo
Colors: Francesco Segala
Published: May 1, 2019
From the Publisher: Rocko and Spunky must brave the zombified landscape of O-Town to make it to Filburt’s house, who has taken up quite a few odd survivalist habits.
On his wild ride to Filburt’s house, Rocko not only demonstrates why not wearing a seat belt is an imperative practice in the zombie apocalypse, but he also demonstrated the benefits of keeping a four-legged friend by your side.
In a world where the dead walk among the living, the living need to adapt and evolve or suffer the consequences of not doing so. And yes, I am still talking about a Rocko’s Modern Life comic book… Anthony Burch and Mattia Di Meo continue to impress with this modern zombie tale subversion; much like other zombie-based stories, the fear of the dead has morphed into the fear of the living, and as Rocko’s Modern Afterlife #2 continues to evolve, and more is examined, I find myself more and more satisfied in reading this series.
While I’m still dreading the end of this short run, I am now eager to grab a collected copy so that I can read the complete tale from start to finish, in a single sitting, of course.
The Bottom Line
The dark and intelligent humor continues in this sophomore issue; this time around, readers are privy to an inside look at the way the living change when their world becomes occupied by the dead.