I picked up a preview teaser copy of Katrina Hates the Dead through an Instafreebie link. This was my first time using Instafreebie and probably my last. Let's handle the IFreeb issue first before we talk comics.
Instafreebie is a website/App that allows authors and artists to set up giveaways and route them through an authorized system that helps diminish piracy by tracking valid app download connections. Pretty cool idea. The problem is spam email. By downloading anything you are basically giving carte blanche access for someone to email you with marketing junk. These are usually authors you showed interest in, but many of these authors have no idea about email and mailing list etiquette. I suggest avoiding this system. If you are routed there, just stop and track down the author directly.
Now! On to Katrina!
I do not have a ton to say yet. The Katrina comic I gained access to was a single 22 page issue of awesome. The apocalypse makes landfall and humanity is screwed. After the demons and undead get bored with pillaging and destroying.. They head into the suburbs and settle down.
Katrina works a shit job. She kicks the ass of anything undead that gets in her way and kills it a second time. The humor in this is similar to what I like about Rick and Morty: a bit irreverent, a bit crass, pretty funny.
Amazon apparently sells a full Trade Paperback at 140 pages for under three dollars (at the time of writing this) which if the rest is as good as this single issue was, is a steal. After finishing the entire TPB I may choose to perform a full review.
Katrina Hates the Dead (Russell Nohelty, Juan Frigeri)
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What would you do during the Apocalypse? How would you survive?
Those are the questions that have plagued Katrina for years. All the good boys and girls were raptured up to Heaven, leaving the rest of humanity to ask a single, solitary question: “Why not me?”
Hellspawn rose from Hell and rampaged across the world, eviscerating all they came across. It was bedlam, Hell on Earth. There was nothing anybody could do to stop it.
Then the Hellspawn got bored and settled for a quiet life in the suburbs. They squatted in the homes of the people they once mercilessly murdered.
And that’s where Katrina Hates the Dead starts. Humanity survived the rampaging demons and now has to work and live alongside them. They steal all the good jobs, and leave humanity cowering is squalor.
Katrina is a non-stop thrill ride from beginning to end. She fights minotaurs, Cerebus dogs, zombies, demons, and more, as she fights across the plains of oblivion.
But the book also explored the deep pain and angst of a society that was forsaken by god, decimated by Satan, and left to live in hunger.
And yet humanity is strong. They persist. But everything has a breaking point, and after watching friend after friend die at the unforgiving and unjust hands of fate, Katrina’s had enough and sets out to face off with the Devil to earn back her old life.