Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Resident Evil: Marhawa Desire 1 by Capcom (review)

Resident Evil, vol 1: Marhawa Desire 
Resident Evil: 
Marhawa Desire (1)
by Capcom and Naoki Serizawa 
Genre(s)  Graphic Novel, Manga  
Pages: 192
Published: Nov 2014
Publisher: Viz Media

Official Summary: "The highly virulent C-virus became a global disaster, but where did the outbreak start? In this prequel to the hit Resident Evil 6 game, the terrifying origins are revealed.

At the prestigious and elite Marhawa High School in Singapore, a female student suffers a horrifying transformation. Called in to investigate, Professor Doug Wright and his nephew Ricky find themselves caught up in a deadly and growing tragedy. As things get rapidly out of hand, Chris Redfield and his team from the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance arrive on the scene, while behind it all a mysterious figure looms.

Review:  This was an engrossing introduction zombie story. Violent and shocking with quite a few twists that leave the reader with an unknown outcome. For horror, I love the unknown aspects. Keep me in suspense to the end. So far, this story has taken the first steps in that direction.

A Professor Wright has been requested to come to Marhawa. A private academy in the middle of nowhere. Miles form civilization, no phone lines or other means of communication with the outside would. It is run by an ex-girlfriend who is now a nun and headmistress of the school. So he brings his nephew along for the trip as a life experience. Well, it will be an experience all right. IF they can survive.

A small zombie outbreak has begun at the academy. The headmistress is keeping it under-wraps so the students are unaware of the problem for the time being. When Wright suggests contacting the BSAA, she refuses. But without leads on how it started, this school could be in for a lot of trouble!

This is just the first volume of a short graphic novel series. So far I really like the characters. I also love the mystery that shrouds the school, the outbreak and what secrets the headmistress has.

While we do get get Chris Redfield and team in this volume, it is a very brief and distant involvement. This volume left me eager to continue. To learn what is going on and see how bad things will get. Because this is just the beginning...

A fairly light read being about zombies but it is still plenty violent and the teen behavior of much of the characters (being this is a high school) adds a mix of both unpredictability from some and cliche reactions from others. So it is well blended.

*I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for a fair/honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are strictly my own.*


  1. sounds like a lot of horror in this zombie book

  2. This looks a little too scary for me! Actually, I have not read a horror book since "Salem's Lot"

  3. This looks a little too scary for me! Actually, I have not read a horror book since "Salem's Lot"

  4. Sounds a lil like Highschool of the Dead:) Oh, have you read Attack on Titan yet?

  5. I think my friend Brandon would like this book.

  6. I know my son will want to read this!!

  7. I know my son will want to read this!!

  8. This sounds interesting. I am not a fan of zombie movies or novels, but I would definitely give this a read. Thank you for sharing this review.


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