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You wake up in the rubble and see a ragged, desperate one-armed man greeting you. He takes you underground to a safe space, feeds you, offers you a place to sleep. And then announces that he'll take the first watch. It's not long before the peril of the jagged landscape has located you and your newfound protector and is scratching at the door. What transpires is a moment-to-moment struggle for survival - The Road meets Dawn of the Dead . "Daybreak" is seen through the eyes of a silent observer as he follows his protector and runs from the shadows of the imminent zombie threat. Brian Ralph slowly builds the tension of the zombies on the periphery, letting the threat - rather than the actual carnage - be the driving force. The postapocalyptic backdrop features tangles of rocks, lumber, I beams, and overturned cars that are characters in and of themselves.

Ralph's stunning debut was the wordless graphic novel Cave-In, created while he was one of the founding members of the influential Fort Thunder art collective. Drawing inspiration from zombies, horror movies, television, and first-person shooter video games, Daybreak departs from zombie genre in both content and format, achieving a living-dead masterwork of literary proportions.
Publisher: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781770460553
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm


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Jul 07, 2016

The best zombie apocalypse graphic novel I've read.

Tom_Santos Nov 30, 2013

Simply astounding. The characters and art are full of personality. The book will have you engaged the whole way through.

PorcusWallabee Nov 28, 2012

This book makes YOU a main character. This is NOT a 'Choose Your Own Adventure', rather this is an 'Adventure Chooses You' book. So much good and innovative work coming out of Drawn & Quarterly!

metalsox Jan 04, 2012

A new take on the classic zombie story. Basically feels like should be a choose your adventure type book with your pov. Not deep and really the complete opposite of say the walking dead. Reads fast and is enjoyable enough to kill a few minutes.


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