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REVIEW: Pop Apocalypse #1


REVIEW: Pop Apocalypse #1

Book Title: Pop Apocalypse #1

Book Description: The Advertising War has turned Earth into a wasteland. Characters we know and love became military figures for various factions. When the puppeteers that were running this war realized there would be no quick winner, they went up in their airship to wait it out.

Ten years later nothing has been resolved. The Icons-At-Arms have taken on different roles. Some try to provide law and order. Some have been quite resourceful in coming up with things that can be gambled on.

The Rabbit wants to completely restore order. To make that happen he has to eliminate the Burglar it’s not going to be an easy task but he has the Captain in his corner now. The Burglar just got his buddy, Anthony, back so this is shaping up to be quite a good fight.

May the best Icon win!

Book Author: Matt Harding

Book Format: Paperback

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Illustrator: Matt Harding

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  • Editing


Pop Apocalypse #1 is one of the books I picked up during the adventures at Rose City Comic-Con. One of my friends found Mr. Harding’s booth. When they heard the premise of this story they radioed me to come hear it for myself. I was very intrigued by the premise and scooped up a copy of the book as well as an incredibly detailed print of Panthro from Thundercats.

The story reads like a Stephen King book. We get a ton of information on a lot of characters; but we don’t know who’s going to be relevant yet. Beyond the ones that we can clearly see, I am sure a couple of the others will be more apparent in future issues.

I really liked the take on some of the icons that we saw. Some were instantly recognizable. Others, not so much. The light bulb going on and identifying the Noyd from the old Domino’s commercials among others characters made it fun.

The war chickens alone made the geek on a budget in me say this one is worth the price of admission. Pop Apocalypse is a combination of nostalgia, action, and comedy. It has a very interesting premise that leaves me eager to see where the story goes from here.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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