Updated on 16 October, 2021
Yes most people find the postapocalyptic comics fun. So what's it all about the postapocalyptic age that makes it all so appealing? Well for one postapocalyptic settings can be very scary indeed. It is not beyond the reach of possibility that mankind could have a nuclear war and/or a virus outbreak, resulting in the complete demise of the human race. Of course the other thing that comes to mind when thinking about post-apocalyptic settings is the idea of living in an almost endless darkness, devoid of any kind of light.
Indeed as we look ahead to the future it seems that this might be the last period in which humanity will be able to enjoy sweet desserts. With the proliferation of zombie farms where there are no living people in sight, the days of easy food may be numbered, and with millions of zombies around, it would be up to the last person on earth to judge dredd. The world may indeed end in 28 days.
The setting of these comics is based on a possible world in which mankind has not lived in since a nuclear attack destroyed most of the population. However, this does not mean that humanity would simply die out. The survivors would form a society of scavengers and survivors, struggling to survive. The comic books would make us think that postapocalyptic fiction is really possible and thus this theory is further verified by the fact that a lot of movies are being made around this idea.
The concept of postapocalyptic fiction was further fueled by George R.R. Martin who is known for his dark fantasy novels. In fact, his Dune series is considered to be the apotheosis of postapocalyptic fiction. After reading his novels, many comic book enthusiasts and scientists have come to think that it is indeed possible to write a credible postapocalyptic comic book while maintaining the integrity of the original novel.
One of the most evident characteristic of these comic books is their alternate history where a great calamity has wiped out most of the human population and left only a few survivalists who can fight off the hordes of zombies, infected humans, and insane beings. The comic would then indicate that the sole remaining human has been forced to abandon his home, run for his life, and look for a suitable place to start a new life after the calamity. The starting point of most of these comic books is the aftermath of the disaster, and the subsequent rebuilding and the founding of a community based on religion and family. Postapocalyptic fiction has also been popularized by TV shows such as Supernatural, The Walking Dead, and Person of Interest.
However, what makes postapocalyptic fiction very interesting and compelling to most readers is the ability to draw connections between different events. This is because each comic book begins with a single event, and thus the writer is able to connect different plotlines through the various events. For instance, a certain comic book may tell the story of two lovers who get separated during a road trip, and as the road is being repaired, they encounter zombies and other survivors who need their help. It is from this encounter that other survivors find shelter and food, and after several days, the couple are reunited, having survived thanks to the quick actions of another survivor.
However, even though postapocalyptic comics offer a very interesting premise, there is no guarantee that the story will follow this path. In fact, there are a large number of comic series that deviate from the main storyline, and instead focus on something entirely different. Some examples of this type of comic are the ones that take place in various time periods, or alternate earths. In addition, there are also superheroes like the X-Men, Spiderman, and many others that are classified as a postapocalyptic type of comic.
In terms of writing style, most postapocalyptic comics are written in first-person perspective, which has a strong emphasis on the narrator's emotions and the story's current situation. However, there are some that are written in third person and have a much more detached approach. Postapocalyptic stories are very popular among young adults, and thus many authors have tackled this genre in order to tap into this audience's enthusiasm for excitement and the feeling of loss. In fact, many comic books focus on themes like death, fear, and helplessness, and deal with these by presenting a postapocalyptic setting. As a result, there are a large number of children's books that fall into this genre.