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)
Release DateApr 26th, 2016
PublisherDark Horse Manga
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Horror, Comics, Graphic Novels, Zombies, Cultural, Japan

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

  • Jonathan Echevarria
    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
    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
    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~
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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♥
    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
    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...