Tuesday, January 28, 2020

#IReadsYou Review: CHAOS CAMPUS #27


[This review was originally posted on Patreon.]

STORY: B. Alex Thompson – @ApproBAT
ART: Anita Zaramella
COLORS: Anita Zaramella
LETTERS: Elisa M. Coletti
EDITORS: B. Alex Thompson and John P. Ward
COVER: Ricardo Mendez
24pp, Color, $4.99 U.S. (2015; digital release date – December 14, 2016)

Rated: Teen 13+ / 15+ Only – comiXology rating

Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies created by B. Alex Thompson

“The Road to Salvation, Part 3 of 4”

Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies is a long-running zombie apocalypse comic book series that mixes in elements of comedy, horror, and adventure.  It is the creation of B. Alex Thompson and is published by his company, Approbation Comics.  The series is set during a zombie invasion and follows the adventures of three members of the sorority, Epsilon Alpha Zeta Upsilon (EAZY):  ass-kickin’ Jamie Lynn Schaeffer, brainy and magic-wielding Paige Helena Patton, and sexy Brittany Ann Miller.

The current story line is “The Road to Salvation,” which finds the Chaos Campus trio in the middle of a squabble involving “Salvation,” a now-divided human sanctuary.  The girls also fend off the fearsome “Neo Zombies” and deal with a Jamie-lookalike.  This third chapter of “The Road to Salvation” is written by B. Alex Thompson; illustrated and colored by Anita Zaramella; and lettered by Elisa M. Coletti.

Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies #27 opens in the past via Paige's boogie-woogie magic and time traveling.  There, our badass chick heroes learn that Jamie and her lookalike, Princess Aimee of Salvation West, are twin sisters, and that they were separated at birth.  Now, it is time for Jamie to be reunited with her mother, Queen Raimee of Salvation West.

Jamie isn't exactly crazy about her new situation, and she finds further complications with Damien, Salvation West's Storm Shadow (G.I. Joe) lookalike head of security.  When tragedy strikes, however, the dynamics change.

Chaos Campus is currently in the middle of an excellent story line.  I believe that this series has hit its stride since entering the 20s.  I like to remind readers that Chaos Campus is one of my favorite comic books.  It is certainly as good as many and better than most of the nostalgia titles published by Marvel and DC Comics.  B. Alex Thompson offers a winner to readers, one that needs to come out of the shadows of indie comics obscurity.

I am fascinated by “The Road to Salvation” story line, and I think that it could be told as a separate miniseries.  Anita Zaramella does solid work as artist this issue; her imaginative layouts keep the story exciting, but she is also good at the emotional moments.  Her coloring gives the story the feel of animation, and that gives the story a sense of movement and flow.  The lettering by Elisa M. Coletti captures the swings in tone and mood that shape this issue.

9 out of 10

Buy Chaos Campus #27 at comiXology.


Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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