Manifest Destiny (Volume #1) Comic Book Review
This is my second time(ish) reading Manifest Destiny. I originally read a couple of issues of it back when it was first released and absolutely loved how creepy and mysterious it was, so I did presume that I would love it just as much now. That wasn't the case but this is still a great first volume of the series.
We're not taught American History in high school here in England, so I had to do a bit of Googling to find Sacagawea, whose name I did recognise and the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804, which I had never even heard of. I'm usually a bit wary of a new take on an established historical event but this seems so far, so good.
The parts that don't stay true to the story are well... crazy zombie plant people. I think something similar was done in Z Nation recently so this comic may be where they got the idea from! It's an interesting concept and super creepy but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't getting sick of seeing zombies. Still, zombie plant animals is a new idea.
By the end we'd lost quite a few members of the crew to sort-of-minotaurs and crazy plant creatures, while Lewis and Clark nearly got eaten by a gigantic venus fly trap like plant, so I'm looking forward to the future volumes to see what else they discover on their journey across America - and hopefully there will be some answers as to why there's crazy zombie plant things?
Posted by Vickie Ramage