Monday, April 20, 2015

Review: Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 1 by Naoki Serizawa

Title: Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 1
Story and Art by: Naoki Serizawa
Concept by: Capcom
Published by: VIZ Media, LLC
Released: November 2014
Summary: The Marhawa School is elite, isolated, and now under attack. One of the students has been zombiefied. Ricky and his Uncle Doug are called in to find the source of the infection. The problem becomes too big to handle and they feel the need to call the B.S.A.A. One problem, the nun that runs the school, Mother Gracia is all about protecting the school's image, which means no B.S.A.A. and no escape for Ricky and Doug.
My Thoughts: Crazy Nun -- Check. School out in the middle of a jungle -- Check. Zombies -- Check. And unbelievable women warrior costumes -- Check! I'm not the most intelligent or versed in the Resident Evil franchise, but I saw this graphic novel at my library and I thought I'd pick it up. It was a very fast read with an enjoyable art style. A lot of action, a lot of zombies, and fun characters to get to know. It was fun and extremely cheesy.
This story contains a crazy nun who is crazy. I want the story of how she became a nun, considering she had dated Uncle Doug in her younger years. Ricky, who gets bit by a zombie, but seems okay and not infected for some unexplained reason. The tough B.S.A.A. team, who is still not aware of what's going on in the school at this point. And I do question why the only female on the team has to wear such a skin tight, lycra suit. Just so much oddness in this story.
My one gripe would be no attempt being made for an ending or even conclusion to the volume.
All in all, it was a fun, fast read with the always enjoyable zombie gore.
Fun, but very cheesy.

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