Memetic #2: Write Better

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Hey, sloth. What’s a sweetheart like you doing in a place like this?

Memetic #2 (Published by BOOM! Studios; Review by Lilith Wood; ‘Rama Rating; 3 out of 10): Memetic #2 tells the story of a destructively fascinating image, but fails to fascinate. This mash-up of social media culture and the zombie apocalypse genre adds up to less than the sum of its parts. Eryk Donovan’s art style of cartoonishly large heads on small bodies suggests wit or at least fun, but James Tynion’s wooden dialogue makes every character seem dimwitted. Tynion writes jokes that fall flat and serious scenes that are tone-deaf to the point of being unintentionally funny. At the beginning of Memetic #2, one character is traumatized after watching his brothers tear apart his mother. In the process of supposedly comforting him, the man’s boyfriend says, “You’re the only one who I’ve ever felt like myself around.” This makes no sense for how people behave, and the story goes downhill from there.

(Appeared in the Best Shots column at Newsarama)

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