I Am a Hero Omnibus, Volume 1 (I am a Hero Omnibus, #1) by Kengo Hanazawa

I Am a Hero Omnibus, Volume 1 (I am a Hero Omnibus, #1)

The zombie apocalypse has never been more surreal! A mentally unhinged manga artist witnesses the beginning of a zombie outbreak in Tokyo, and he's certain of only two things: he's destined to be the city's hero, and he possesses something very rare in Japan--an actual firearm! Kengo Hanazawa's award-winning series comes to Dark Horse, and this realistically-drawn international bestseller takes us from initial small battles for survival to a huge...


Details I Am a Hero Omnibus, Volume 1 (I am a Hero Omnibus, #1)

TitleI Am a Hero Omnibus, Volume 1 (I am a Hero Omnibus, #1)
ISBN9781616559205
Author
Release DateApr 26th, 2016
PublisherDark Horse Manga
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Horror, Comics, Graphic Novels, Zombies, Cultural, Japan
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Reviews I Am a Hero Omnibus, Volume 1 (I am a Hero Omnibus, #1)

  • Jonathan Echevarria
    2015-10-20
    To call I Am A Hero another zombie story would be a huge disservice to anyone looking for a good horror manga. I would highly recommend I Am A Hero to anyone bored of zombie stories, bored of lackluster unoriginal Manga, or bored of the formulaic horror plots that over saturate the market. I Am A Hero is not just a great horror comic, this book is most brilliant piece of horror fiction to come out this year. There are so many things I love about ...
  • Derek Royal
    2016-04-29
    Reread 3/5/17 in prep for second omnibus volume. 4/27/16 - This title has been getting a lot of attention because of the "zombie" aspect, something that folks have framed as The Walking Dead of manga. But I find that way of pigeonholing the series not only inaccurate, but also lazy. I understand why Dark Horse would want to publicize it that way, given the popularity of The Walking Dead and other zombie-type horror narratives, but this isn't real...
  • Jamie
    2016-03-18
    While this manga is not bad, it is just not one I particularly enjoyed. The pace is quite slow. Maybe because I was expecting more of the zombie aspect. Honestly, it is more a psychological story. Hideo is a freaked out 35 year old that is afraid of just about anything. He often is found with some boy near him that is either a ghost or a character of his, etc. I never could quite figure out. He has a bit of an odd relationship with this girl yet ...
  • Sarah ~Sehrenity~
    2016-04-29
    Gross and fascinating at the same time. You don't see too many stories written AS a zombie apocalypse is taking place. Usually you pick thing up shortly after it has happened. That make this interesting.
  • Monique
    2016-08-03
    I was expecting I Am a Hero to be a Japanese Walking Dead, but I'm glad to see it's definitely more of a horror manga with zombies. Hideo appears to be a paranoid schizophrenic with an abusive girlfriend he's in love with. He works as an assistant manga creator, but is otherwise a recluse. Which goes a long way to explaining how he escapes being infected. The comic is great. It has a slow start that gradually introduces Hideo's life before everyt...
  • Guillermo Galvan
    2016-07-03
    Huge pools of boredom between killer zombie action. The main character couldn't hold my attention. The love interest didn't go anywhere, so why force it in? This reminded me of a watered down Japanese version of Shawn of the Dead. The zombie scenes themselves, though, are gory enough for real zombie fans to appreciate. But as I said, the long waits centered on a lame main character were just too much for me.
  • Tom Ewing
    2017-03-18
    Hideo Suzuki is anxious to the point of hallucination, plagued by jealousy and low self-esteem, and trapped in a thankless, low paid job as a manga assistant. Just the type to discover his inner strength when the zombie apocalypse hits his dreary Tokyo suburb, then? Not really - Hideo wanders through his own story in a state of numbed shock and survives mostly by luck.From the title down, I Am A Hero is a skilful, convention-twisting take on the ...
  • James DeSantis
    2017-05-17
    I actually waited a day before I reviewed this because I wanted to think about it. Did I love it"? No. Did I hate it? No. Did I love THINGS about it? Yes. Did I HATE things about it? Yes. So I'm going to try to break it down. What I liked: The moments when people begin to turn is great. I actually love that they still hold a little of who they are. Sometimes speaking or repeating words of something they did last before turning. Also the way they ...
  • ♥Emm♥
    2017-05-25
    ZOMBIES! ...But they take at least two-hundred pages to disjointedly crawl into the story. If you had just opened the first book without any info, you would literally not know it was undead-related or possibly even know it was horror until the last two chapters.The first book and the later books are almost different species.Hideo is a failing manga artist who is likeable and relateable enough but hardly genre-savvy, and kind of a dope. (For examp...
  • Pip
    2016-06-28
    This series wasn't really on my radar at all because I don't really go in for zombie stuff but I really enjoyed this! Our main character is probably one of the most interesting characters I've read in manga and it gives a unique take on the zombie apocalypse through the eyes of a mentally unstable man. The story starts out a little slowly but drops hints of the catastrophe that's going to happen shortly. We also see a change in panel structure as...