Pieces for Mom: A Tale of the Undead is a fun one-shot zombie comic from writer, Steve Niles, and artist, Andrew Ritchie. It tells the story of a boy who is trying to survive the zombie apocalypse with an unhelpful bully as a brother while trying to find appropriate food for his mother. This is certainly not your typical zombie story.
The world has been overrun, the flesh-eating undead rule the streets, and two teen boys left abandoned in the city to fend for themselves and care for their rotting mother. In a world where the undead eat human flesh what chance do two boys have when they can hardly get along themselves? Featuring art by Andrew Ritchie that will literately crawl under your skin and story by Steve Niles, readers will discover this is NOT your typical zombie story.
Pieces for Mom: A Tale of the Undead was first printed by Image Comics on January 31st, 2007 and was released digitally on August 24th, 2001. It has 32 pages and is is rated for 17+. You can get the physical comic book at Amazon.com.
The story is fun and the artwork is pretty cool but a little dated. Or perhaps it’s the coloring. It just looks like an old comic book.
It is also available for Kindle/Comixology but you can get Pieces for Mom: A Tale of the Undead for free in .pdf format on Steve Niles website.
Steve Niles is an American comic book author and novelist, known for works such as 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, Simon Dark, Mystery Society and Batman: Gotham County Line. His vampire comic, 30 Days of Night was developed into a major motion picture, with Sam Raimi as producer. A prequel to 30 Days of Night called 30 Days of Night: Dark Days has also been scripted by Steve Niles and Ben Ketai.
Steve Niles also wrote another 5 issue zombie comic called Remains which was released as a movie in 2011. The reviews were pretty bad but I might still take a look one day.