Retrovirus by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Illustrator Norberto Fernandez
Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors
Available: December 4, 2012
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Background: Zoe Wallace is offered the job of a lifetime right after a depressing time in her life, only to realize that said dream job is just as horrible as everything else. Retrovirus focuses on long extinct Neanderthals and the viruses they once carried.
Review: I saw the cover for this graphic novel on Netgalley and scooped it up to read, I figured it would have a strong female character busting ass and taking names...well sort of. Zoe started off awesome, not taking crap from anyone, then it turned into the traditional sexualized female of comics. There was even a few boobie jokes here and there, now don't get me wrong boobie jokes can be funny, but it really took away from the strong female they portrayed in the beginning. The story line was interesting and a little predictable, but overall good and entertaining. Very graphic in the violence department.
Copy was received from Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors for review purposes, in exchange for an honest review.
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