Sgt. Frank Rock – Nazi soldier?
Worry not, the ol’ sarge hasn’t allied with the Axis, but he’s hoping to trick the Nazis into thinking he has. Easy Company’s found themselves behind enemy lines, disguised as German infantry, and they’re blasting their way through a horde of zombies to get at the big man himself: Hitler!
Lyles Movie FilesSgt. Rock vs the Army of the Dead proves a simple, easy to grasp concept can make for a completely bonkers and entertaining as heck series. (...) This book continues to be a blast as it rolls on with more than enough carnage and chaos to take advantage of this premise.
Weird Science DC ComicsDC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #4 is an unapologetic hoot of a wartime/horror mashup. The plot only moves forward a little since Easy Company is distracted with surviving their trek through the countryside, but the lack of plot is more than made up for with eye-popping action, wit, and excitement.
AIPTAlthough Campbell does a good job exploring the titular hero’s mindset, there is little more depth to the narrative. However, this is not necessarily a negative, as this book achieves its prime objective: to perfectly capture the balance between B-movie horror, humor, and bombastic action on every page.
Geek DadBruce Campbell has done a surprisingly good job of writing this supernatural WW2 thriller, to the point where I would assume he was an experienced comic book writer. The only problem is, the plot—Sgt. Rock and his squad go up against an army of resurrected German soldiers as part of a Nazi conspiracy—is exciting, but doesn’t really feel fleshed out enough to be a full six-issue miniseries. The story is deliberately paced, to the point where most issues seem to be a slow-burn military plot that just happens to have zombies in it. The main set piece this issue has the team taking over a Nazi checkpoint to get them a little closer to Hitler’s mad doctor, and that scene contains some great action and pyrotechnics. Then we have the ending, which just sort of ends as we wait for next issue rather than having a true cliffhanger. I have a feeling this might read a lot better as a completed 120-page graphic novel.
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ComicBook.comI think I've finally figured out what's not clicking about Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead. It has all the quips and fun action scenes you'd expected from a comic penned by Bruce Campbell, but the zombies never feel like an actual threat. (...) There's only two issues left and the group hasn't suffered so much as a single significant casualty. Hence why this still hasn't felt like a horror comic once you get past the colorful covers.