Editor’s note: My son, who’s in Grade 2, has seen me reading comics and writing my reviews for this site, and he told me he wanted to try writing his own review. I’m sure he’d appreciate any feedback anyone cared to offer. Enjoy.
Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare hardcover collected edition
Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist/Cover artist: Jacob Chabot
Colors: Matthew J. Rainwater
Letters: Steve Dutro
Editor: Philip R. Simon
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics/Dark Horse Books
Price: $9.99 US/$13.99 CAN
My name is Callum, and I’m new at writing reviews. I’m seven years old, and I wanted to do this because I knew my dad had a blog, and I like comic books too. I chose this comic book because I play the video game. I also like it because it’s like a video game that people as old as me can read, and they can read it if they like to read books. It’s different from the video game but at the same time, it’s the same. It’s got the same fighting scenes, but like I said, it’s different and it has a different story.
Dr. Zomboss is taking future tech and using it to take over Neighborville, but the plants are fighting back. Two kids are helping, and their future versions have come back in time to help too.
The artist is Jacob Chabot, and it’s cartoony but it has a serious vibe to it. I would say the best looking character is Citron. Citron just has this design of a robot/orange/cyborg, so I think so that’s why I think Citron is probably the best-looking character. Throughout the book, there is different looks of the art. There’s like a 3D look and a 2D look. I prefer the 2D look more than the 3D because it has just tiny more balance of cartoony and serious. The book also has various colors — sometimes dark and sometimes light — and it just depends on what’s happening. If something really serious is happening, the colors are darker, but if there is light fighting, it’s brighter. I like that goes back and forth and back again.
I like the but there’s a whole lot of different characters — plants and zombies — and I like that there’s a whole lot of humor too. I like but there’s a lot of different looks to all the characters, like the types of zombies and types of plants, and the fight scenes go really well together. Without that, I think it would be a pretty big problem. The jokes are very funny, but they have some serious vibes to them too, just like the art.
If you haven’t played the video game, you could still enjoy this book, but if you have played it, you would enjoy it more. This book would make more sense to people who have played the game and then read it because well you would understand it more. 9/10