George Romero’s Climactic (?) Finale Is Upon Us In “Empire Of The Dead : Act Three” #5

Posted: September 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

I take a look at “George Romero’s Empire Of The Dead : Act Three” #5 for Through The Shattered Lens website.

Through the Shattered Lens

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So, this is it : no more set-up, build-up, dust-up, or even cover-up : with George Romero’s Empire Of The Dead : Act Three #5, the father of the modern (and, heck, post-modern) zombie genre brings his fifteen-issue four-color epic to a close.  Goodbye, Paul Barnum. Goodbye, Dr. Penny Jones. Goodbye, Mayor Chandrake. Goodbye, Jo. And, most especially, goodbye, Xavier.

Does everyone get a happy ending? I suppose that would be telling, and since dishing out overly-specific “spoilers” isn’t my stock in trade, I’ll just say this much — the story reaches what I’m sure most folks (myself included) would call a decent conclusion, but there’s a lot left hanging, which is especially strange considering that this final installment almost feels more like an epilogue than anything else.

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Please allow me to explain since you, dear reader, deserve at least that much : a good number of plotlines actually…

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