Comic Book News - Deadworld – War of Dead Collection
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Deadworld’s War of the Dead Collection
Weekly mini-series moves into compilation for November
Deadworld:War of the Dead, the weekly mini-series from Gary Reed and Sami Makkonen, willbe collected into trade paperback and released in November by IDW. The five issue series, running in August, was the first time the long running Deadworldseries was presented in color and provided an opportunity for new readers tocheck out the classic zombie comic.
The storyline is set where the zombies have over runthe Earth. A small outpost, remnants ofa twisted scientist’s scheme to defeat the plague holds out against the army ofKing Zombie. Their secret weapon are theLepers—victims of a bizarre experiment that left them with dead skin inbreathing husks with flesh that even zombies won’t touch. It is a war ofintelligence versus primal instinct—the will to survive against the cravingfor flesh.
Deadworld has been called by From the Tomb magazineas one of “the essential horror titles of the last 20 years” and picked byFangoria as one of the Top Ten horror comics. The recent original graphic novel,The Last Siesta, was nominated for the GhastlyAwards and the Comic Monsters Awards.
“The enthusiasm for the series was great,” saidwriter and creator, Gary Reed. “I thinkthe weekly aspect got a lot of attention for the series and it seemed to find alot of new people checking it out. Theresponse has been fantastic.” Reed said that news of what’s next for Deadworldwould be made shortly although the Deadworld trading card set from Breygent isset to come out in October.
The graphic novel collection ships in November fromIDW and is in the September Previews (for November shipping), order # SEP120375
Some reviews for War of the Dead: “…remarkablyliterate and starkly imaginative, and is a winner in every scene, in everyshot, in every line of dialogue.””.—The Lottery Party “Its atmosphere combined with great characters and grittyart makes this a must-buy. 5 out of 5”—-Unleash the Fanboy “This is a fantastic zombie book. Makkonen has an insanely terrifying style,the writing is beautiful…it’s like reading a nightmare.” —Drunk on Comics. “Thisis a deliciously dark comic.” —CivilianReader “Itis frightening, haunting, gloomy, grave, and delectably mystifying.” —-Talking Comics
For more information about Deadworld,visit www.deadworld.info
About Deadworld Deadworld is the long running horror seriesoriginally released in the late 1980’s and has continued in variousincarnations until today. Nearly 100comics and books have been released and was optioned for a film with a scriptby David Hayter (X-Men, Watchmen). Considered by many to be the grand daddy of all of today’s zombiecomics.
About Gary Reed Gary Reed was the publisher of Caliber Comics, anindependent comic company that gave a chance to many of today’s top comicstalents. Reed has written over 200 comics and graphic novels from publisherssuch as Caliber, Image, IDW, Simon & Shuster, Penguin, and others. He wasalso Vice President of McFarlane Toys when the company launched in 1993. www.garyreed.net About SamiMakkonen Finnish artist Sami Makkonen isprobably best known from his work for Eisner Award nominated Hatter M. graphicnovel series volume 2 and 3. Makkonen has also illustrated graphic novels Blueand Deadworld Slaughterhouse, CD-covers and magazines..Sami is a recipient ofthe Sarjis award for best comic writer and illustrator. http://www.samimakkonen.com About IDWPublishing IDW is an award-winning publisherof comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego,California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independenttitles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in theindustry. http://www.idwpublishing.com