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Review: The Beginning of the End (The Hollows Graphic Novel Part 1) by Amanda Hocking and Tony Lee


The Beginning of the End: The Hollows Part 1 of 10 (Graphic Novel) by Amanda Hocking and Tony Lee. Graphics by Steve Uy 3/5

6tag_020717-165755Welcome to the world of Amanda Hocking’s best selling novel HOLLOWLAND as never seen before – adapted and enhanced by #1 New York Times bestseller Tony Lee (X-Men Unlimited, Doctor Who), with superb artwork by Steve Uy (Avengers Initiative, JSA Classified).

It’s Day One as a new pandemic sweeps the globe, and all over the world people are turning into mindless zombies. But for five people – siblings Remy and Max King, med student Blue Adams, rockstar Lazlo Durante and teenager Harlow Smith – it’s the start of a journey that they can never return from! Learn for the first time how the characters of HOLLOWLAND started their journeys as we go back to the very beginning of the story! Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents Amanda Hocking’s The Hollows: A Hollowland graphic novel.


I have only read book one of The Hollows series by Hocking, but when I saw that it had been adapted into a graphic novel series, and the first installment was free, I had to take a peek. It appears to stay true to the book, and it started a little bit before the Hollowland novel, showing how the characters initially ended up in their situations after the start of the zombie apocalypse. This was an introduction more than anything.

The story follows Remy, Max, Lazlo, Ripley, and Blue, and introducing that many characters into a 26 page graphic novel didn’t allow for much story development. The installments are a little too short for me.

Although the graphics were good, I would have liked colour. That is just personal preference. I definitely won’t read the rest of the graphic novels installments until I have finished the series, but if you prefer a graphic novel, and enjoy a good zombie apocalypse tale, then this is the one for you. Try this installment for free from Amazon.

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