Zombie comics are about to get a real shot in the arm, as the grandfather of the modern zombie genre throws his hat into the ring to pen the most anticipated horror comic of 2014. That's right folks, George A. Romero is writing a new zombie series for Marvel Comics, and true zombie fans can't wait to see what the master of the walking dead has come up with.
Empire of the Dead #1 – from zombie godfather and horror visionary George Romero and Eisner Award winning artist Alex Maleev— promises to shake up the world of zombies and add a few twists along the way.
Welcome to New York City years after a horrifying plague has swept the nation. The Big Apple is a quarantine zone – but that doesn’t guarantee safety inside! Flesh-eating zombies roam within the remains of Manhattan – and they are not alone. Vampires lurk in the shadows as well, feasting on the living and the undead alike – and no one is safe!
“Like a surgeon, George Romero is once again using the horror genre as a scalpel, cutting through the surface of everyday life to expose society’s undercurrents,” said editor Bill Rosemann. “One could say that the vampires are the Haves and the zombies are the Have-Nots. And us poor humans? We’re the ones getting caught in the crossfire of their escalating war. It’s a violent clash indeed, and Alex Maleev is bringing this undead battle to horrifying – but beautiful – life!”
What happens when the undead invade the city that never sleeps? Find out when Empire of the Dead #1 shambles into a comic shop near you this January!
GEORGE A. ROMERO EMPIRE OF THE DEAD #1
Written by GEORGE A. ROMERO
Art by ALEX MALEEV
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
Variant Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
On-Sale – 01/08/14