Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies #1 and 2 (Approbation comics – Thompson / Duce / Coccolo / Nocerino)
Zombies have taken over the city and the only hope we have for humanity’s survival lies in the hands of the three buxom remaining members of the Epsilon Alpha Zeta Upsilon sorority…
You know how sometimes a project presents itself as “A” but it’s really “B”, a funny movie preview leads to a very depressing dramatic movie, a 6-page comic preview that has incredible art leads to a full issue that’s hurried throwaway art… we all know what’s it like to get the old “bait and switch”. Well, Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs Zombies gives you exactly what it is selling!
It’s a campy yarn that is something of a mix or a random NC-17 college sex comedy and a less character-driven Shawn of the Dead.
Chaos Campus revolves around three friends, three sorority friends specifically who all fit a fantasy archetype… you have the sharped-tongued goth girl, the pleasant girl next door and the vacant bunny. While also being good friends, they also all happen to be athletically-fit, highly-sexed, picture-perfectly curved… and skilled in martial arts and gun-fu, obviously! And isn’t that exactly who you want to have your back when the zombie invasion happens in the middle of a frat party. Of Course it is! And there you have the plot.
The writing, for being an over-the-top campy story, is a blast! It has enjoyable stilted dialog, stereotypes you want to both cheer on and wonderfully horrible plot devices like a great escape from a zombie horde by using moves from “Thriller”.- the only thing that could make it better is to have a cameo by Adam West or Bruce Campbell. The art does a great job of doing exactly what it is trying to do – create gorgeous eye candy.
Okay, let’s get real. Just looking at the title, you have a good sense of whether or not this is your book. If you were looking for meaty indie book that you want to challenge you intellectually, this is not it. But, if you are looking for a hardcore version of Buffy and friends who kick zombie butt and ever so often make-out, This is definetly what you are looking for.
I’m guessing the target age for this is sophomore boys in high school, but immature men of all ages can enjoy this direct comic interpretation of what would be an awesome B-movie!
Grade: Solid B