Monday, April 28, 2014

Review: The Art of Plants vs. Zombies: A Visual Retro Retrospec Book by Various

Get the story of the mulchifying super hit Plants vs. Zombies from the zombies' point of view!
The Art of Plants vs. Zombies is part zombie memoir, part celebration of zombie triumphs, and part anti-plant screed, as well as a treasure trove of rare concept art, sketches, and more covering Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, and Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare.
It's a must-have for any fan and an insider's view of zombies with some Wall-nutty surprises and never-before-seen awesome art. Even Crazy Dave wants a copy — if only to learn more about his fun-dead foes!
• The original Plants vs. Zombies game has been installed over 100 million times and boasts over 16 million monthly active users!
• Part art book — part zombie memoir
• Eighty-eight pages of “behind-the-leaves” material!

Does the game Plants vs. Zombies still need an explanation?

In The Art of Plants vs. Zombies: A Visual Retro Retrospec Book, readers can see drawings (concept sketches, etc.) of their favorite plants and zombies characters. There are also commentary from the zombies interspersed throughout the book.

After playing the game, I developed a deep dislike of certain zombies, like the ones which steal random plants. As such, I was more interested in seeing the different plants and the concept sketches for the different characters. There were plenty of those, but I still felt like it lacked something, specifically more text.

The zombies' commentaries were what you'd expect from zombies, but they were typically short text and I felt like there wasn't enough narrative to tie the contents of the book together.

It is a nice book to look at, however, if you're a big fan of the game.

Thanks to NetGalley and Dark Horse Comics for the e-ARC. Publication date of The Art of Plants vs. Zombies: A Visual Retro Retrospec Book is on May 27, 2014.


  1. There are character concept sketches.
  2. You get to see your favorite characters from the game.
  3. You get to see the game's developments.


  1. It feels like there's not enough narrative to make the content flow better.

This art guy drew a comic.
We posed for it.
He asked cause
he very smart and
we very pretty.


  1. You're a fan of the game.
  2. You like seeing concept and development sketches.
  3. You like relatively cute zombies.



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