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Horror Fantasy Graphic Novel: END AFTER END Vol. 1: At the Moment of Your Death Book Review

WILLOW meets SAVING PRIVATE RYAN Weaving fantasy, horror, and action-adventure, END AFTER END: At the Moment of Your Death tells the genre-blending, soul-bending story about how one man’s life – and death – impacts all of existence, time after time … without end.

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the END AFTER END Vol. 1: At the Moment of Your Death by David “DB” Andry, Tim Daniel, Sunando C Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:

Title: END AFTER END Vol. 1: At the Moment of Your Death

Authors: David “DB” Andry, Tim Daniel, Sunando C (Illustrator)

Pub. Date: May 30, 2023

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 136

WILLOW meets SAVING PRIVATE RYAN Weaving fantasy, horror, and action adventure, END AFTER END: At the Moment of Your Death tells the genre-blending, soul-bending story about how one man’s life – and death – impacts all of existence, time after time … without end. IT NEVER ENDS Life is nothing if not a series of endings. School. Jobs. Friendships. Love. Walter Willem's death was fast and unexpected. His was an unremarkable life. So, how is it that his story continues as cannon fodder in an endless war waged against an insatiable darkness hellbent on consuming all of existence? Walt Willem is dead. When he awakens in the End After End he must survive being dropped face-first into the midst of an endless war. Unsatisfied by the artistic pursuits of his former life, Walt believes he's been summoned to the End After End to collect a set of ancient relics and reignite the power of a long dormant warrior who will vanquish the all-consuming Ulc. At last Walt believes, he will finally be fulfilled. Walt is going to learn to redefine what it is to be a hero. Being a hero doesn’t mean saving the world all at once. A hero can be forged in small steps, taking the tiniest measures – the smallest acts resonate throughout the universe, changing the course of lives. Over, and over, and over again… Volume 1 collects issues #1-5 From acclaimed writers David DB Andry (Resonant) and Tim Daniel (The Plot, Fissure, Walking Dead: The Survivor's Guide) and in-demand artist Sunando C comes the story of one seemingly unremarkable man – whose afterlife explodes with the impact it sets in motion. For fans and readers of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Wayland Drew’s Willow: A Novel (and the movie of the same name), Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library, Philip K. Dick’s Ubik, Richard Matheson’s What Dreams May Come, Dante’s The Inferno, Brandon Sanderson’ Dark One, Kieron Gillen & Stephanie Han’s DIE, Kieron Gillen & Dan Mora's Once and Future, and fans of the films The Dark Crystal, Saving Private Ryan, 1917, and Edge of Tomorrow. “…a really original, unique take on the afterlife.”The Beat “{End After End] serves delicious Labyrinth-for-adults vibes, w/ a touch of The Talisman to boot” – Sina Grace (writer and artist - Superman: The Harvests of Youth; writer – Batman: Detective Comics; Sensational Wonder Woman; Wonder Woman Black & Gold; Green Lantern 80th Anniversary (DC Comics); writer – Iceman (Marvel Comics)) “An unexpected adventure within the afterlife gives this story a fresh take on fantasy and action.” – Lotusland Comics End After End … drops you right in the middle of the action so you can figure everything out as you go along. 10/10” – Graphic Policy “Quickly paced with immersive world-building, 'End After End' is a delightful ride worth taking.” – Lotusland Comics ’End after End ‘ … is a barebones fantasy survival story that thrusts its protagonist into a terrifying situation with little pretense and even less preparation, and does a great job of making the reader feel just as confused and as stressed as its protagonist.” – Multiversity Comics


I give END AFTER END Vol. 1: At the Moment of your Death ⭐⭐⭐!

Wow, this was one trippy story. So the main character, Walt Willem, dies by taking a picture of a locust. As he takes the photo he trips, falls, and is hit by a train.

Then he hears shouting, cries of despair, and looks over as the head of a man is ripped off his body.

Soon, a dwarf, like from J.R.R. Tolkien, with fairy-like wings called Grink, tells him to get up and fight. Walt soon learns that Grink is his guide in this new world where he fights these creatures under the direction of the Catha. An endless battle, where hardly anyone survives.

That is the short version of the story, and here are my thoughts. I loved the plot and story premise, Walt dies and is transported into this world where he must fight or he will die - for real. It reminds me of many animes, such as Sword Art Online. This volume is setting up the story and gives some backstory about Walt. Who he was on earth, such as he was an artist, his heartbreak, and disappointments. This is very well done and I have a feeling it will mean something or will be crucial to the plot in future volumes.

So to be honest I was confused and had to reread several pages to understand what was happening. Also, the dwarf fairy, Grink, had a Celtic or Irish accent and it was hard to understand what he was saying.

I did love the scenes when he finally ran away from Grink and the war party and seeks out solitude. There he meets a creature who he soon learns is human and finds out that people arrive with the fairy people or the Wreeks. Of course, this man arrived with the Wreeks and survived them but must kill so he won't be killed or eaten by them. So this was an interesting part of the story and I enjoyed it very much. It added some more mystery to this new world.

Other than this scene, the illustrations. They have so much detail and I love the color choices when switching from scenes in the past and what's happening currently.

So, if you love SWORD ART ONLINE mixed with the TWILIGHT ZONE then you'll love END AFTER END and it will be the perfect fit!


About David “DB” Andry:

David "DB" Andry is a physical therapist and comic book writer from Sacramento, CA. His works include RESONANT and END AFTER END from Vault Comics and the self-published graphic novel, THE WILD UNCERTAIN. Follow him on Twitter @dbandry for updates and an excessive amount of chicken pictures.

About Tim Daniel:

Creator, writer, and designer, Tim Daniel got his start in comics writing The Walking Dead: Survivor’s Guide for Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment. (He later became a zombie himself in the show’s pilot episode). In 2012, Tim’s first original comic, Enormous, was published by Image Comics. Enormous later returned to print in 2014 as an ongoing series from 215Ink. Since then, Tim has written and co-created Burning Fields and Curse (both with BOOM!), as well as Skinned (Monkeybrain), The Plot (co-written with Michael Moreci for Vault Comics), Fissure (Vault Comics), End After End (Vault Comics), Denizen for Nightfall: Double Feature (with David Andry) (Vault Comics), and is an acclaimed designer in publishing and pop culture.

About Sunando C:

SUNANDO C is a comic artist and illustrator based in Bangalore, India where he lives with his four cats and two dogs. His first professional comics work in the US was published in 2019, and he has since worked on short projects for Vault Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse, Comixology and Black Mask Studios.He can be found on Twitter and Instagram @sunandoisms

Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive finished copies of END AFTER END Vol. 1: At the Moment of Your Death, US Only.

Ends June 20th, midnight EST.


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