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Daybreak, Hardback Book


You wake up in the rubble and see a ragged, desperate one-armed man greeting you.

He takes you underground to a safe space, feeds you, offers you a place to sleep, and then announces that he'll take the first watch.

It's not long before the peril of the jagged landscape has located you and your new-found protector and is scratching at the door.

What transpires is a moment-to-moment struggle for survival-The Road meets Dawn of the Dead. Daybreak is seen through the eyes of a silent observer as he runs from the shadows of the imminent zombie threat.

Brian Ralph slowly builds the tension of the zombies on the periphery, letting the threat-rather than the actual carnage-be the driving force.

The post-apocalyptic backdrop features tangles of rocks, lumber, I beams, and overturned cars that are characters in and of themselves. Drawing inspiration from horror movies, television, and first-person shooter video games, Daybreak departs from zombie genre in both content and format, achieving a living-dead masterwork of literary proportions.

When released in 2011, Daybreak was a critical success, a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and a TLA Maverick Graphic Novel.

Read the book before the Netflix Original series starring Matthew Broderick hits the small screen.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages, 2 Colours
  • Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
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  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9781770463837

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