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“Night of the Living Dead” Rises Again in Comic Form

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm by Tyler Waterman

Night of the Living Dead is known as the film that made zombies a mainstay of pop culture, and like any good zombie, it’s back again! Double Take has announced the Ultimate Night of the Living Dead, featuring three new comics based in the world of the film. Focusing both on characters from the film as well as all new faces, this is something fans won’t want to miss out on! Check out the details below!

This June, the will dead rise again as Double Take (2T) launches Ultimate Night of the Living Dead, with three new comics set in the universe of the 1968 film. Two series, Rise and Z-Men are written by preeminent zombie writer Jeff McComsey, while the third, Home, is written by Moth Grand Slam Champion Peter Aquero. Digital previews of all three premier issues are available now at doubletakeuniverse.com.

Much more than just a singular launch, this marks the first releases in a major initiative surrounding the classic horror franchise, which frightened moviegoers all around the world and made zombies a household name. Having commissioned a new generation of writers to breathe new life into the classic franchise, 2T has a dozen series in the works – some following characters from the film in surprising new directions; other stories are all new. All creators are working in collaboration with 2T GM, Bill Jemas.

Rise
Format: Monthly (print and digital)
Print Price: $2.50
Release date: June
Writer: Jeff McComsey
Artists: Kurt Tiede, Frederica Manfredi, Vladimir Popov
#1: Sister’s Keeper

They’re coming to get you Barbara. Follow our favorite siblings, Barbara and Johnny, from the classic 1968 Night of the Living Dead film as they try to survive beyond the night at the abandoned farmhouse.

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Home
Format: Monthly (print and digital)
Print
Price: $2.50
Release date: June
Writer: Peter Aguero
Artist: Julian Rowe, Monica Catalano, Javier Mena
#1: Lighter Than Air

A happy family, a lovely spring evening, and Zombies.

Home follows a working-class farm family through the events of the zombie apocalypse in western PA. On the night the dead rise, the Foster family has gathered for a quiet Sunday dinner. Oblivious to the horrifying events that will soon unfold, Paul Foster takes his wife and two young children into town, leaving his teenage daughter home alone with her boyfriend. As his small town falls into chaos, Paul has to keep his family together and somehow get back home to his daughter, who is left to fight her own battles.

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Z-Men
Format: Monthly (print and digital)
Print Price: $2.50
Release date: June
Writer: Jeff McComsey
Artists: Kurt Tiede, Alisson Rodrigues, Max Flan
#1: Nervous in the Service

Dead and/or alive. LBJ orders the Secret Service to bring him back a Zombie.

It’s 1966 and the Oval Office is in an uproar; there’s been a spree of mass murders in Western Pennsylvania (and reports of the dead returning to life). President Lyndon B. Johnson assigns the head of the Secret Service to send agents into the field to investigate. Agents Stuart and Clancy are given the opportunity to serve their country and see if the zombie apocalypse has indeed begun.

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    • Gabe Yocum

      Thanks for the article, Tyler! Be sure to check out our in-progress work at doubletakeuniverse.com

      -The team at Double Take

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