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  Read For Free Week 5: The Zombies That Ate the World, Megalex, and Basil & Victoria

Apr 14, 2020 megalex

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Even if you've been staring at the same four walls for the past five weeks, we're here to help you explore an orrery of exotic worlds. From a city-planet occupied by revolting police clones to a Victorian time capsule covered in chimney soot and charm, escape is only a click away. 

From the feverish mind of Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Incal, The Metabarons), Megalex launches a near-endless stream of new ideas on every page, rendered with claustrophobic dread by French artist and musician Fred Beltran. This dystopian sucker-punch revolves around a tyrannical government that opposes all things natural, building a sprawling concrete and steel wasteland. Only a genetic anomaly and a passionate rebel can oppose this cruel industrial complex. 

On a lighter note, The Zombies That Ate the World feasts on the corpse of the flesh-eating genre with wit and style. Legendary artist Guy Davis (BPRDThe Marquis) and writer Jerry Frissen (The Metabarons: Second Cycle) resurrect the ravenous undead, but instead of making a brain buffet out of L.A.'s populace, they attempt to rejoin society. For $500, Karl, Maggie, and Freddy will help dispose of the "life-impaired," even if losing limbs is an occupational hazard. 

Finally, Basil & Victoria blends 1887 London with the Golden Age of cartooning, leading to a series of misadventures for two street scamps and their bulldog, Cromwell. Writer Yann and artist Edith produce a series of lithe reads steeped in the soot and gutter optimism of Dickens-era England. 

Read Megalex

Read The Zombies That Ate the World

Read Basil & Victoria

If you enjoy these reads, you can find further volumes at comic book stores across the nation. Go to comicshoplocator.com to find the comics store nearest to you!