BITS ‘N PIECES: ‘Dead Rising’ Monthly Announced, ‘Dark Shadows’, Vertigo Expects The ‘Unexpected’, And MORE!

Ahh, San Diego ComiCon. You have to love it. Here we are just wee hours before the pearly gates to nerd Heaven open up and already several of the industries’ top publishers are handing out announcements like suspicious Ice Cream Truck candy. While the following previews of “DEAD RISING: ROAD TO FORTUNE”, “DARK SHADOWS”, “UNEXPECTED”, and “FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES might not be as questionable as that analogy, we can tell you that this is just the TIP of the iceberg as publishers are just getting warmed up for this weekend’s festivities. Read on for the skinny…

“DEAD RISING: ROAD TO FORTUNE”

WRITTEN BY: Tom Waltz
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Kenneth Loh

“A four-issue series will take place between the original Dead Rising and Dead Rising® 2: Case Zero, and feature many well known characters from the franchise which will tell the story of what happened to Frank West following the events of the Willamette incident, as well as Chuck Greene, Rebecca Chang, and other popular Dead Rising characters. Also including the Las Vegas outbreak.”

“DEAD RISING: ROAD TO FORTUNE” Issue #1 Drops This October From IDW Publishing! (MSRP – $3.99)

“DARK SHADOWS”

WRITTEN BY: Stuart Manning
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Aaron Campbell
COVERS BY: Aaron Campbell and Francesco Francavilla

“Television’s original reluctant vampire is back! Barnabas Collins is re-adjusting to life under his vampiric curse. Haunted by terrifying dreams of his age-old lover and nemesis, Angelique, and fighting his bloodlust, Barnabas fears that danger lies ahead for all who live at Collinwood. Meanwhile, Barnabas’s ally and trusted friend Dr. Julia Hoffman is harboring secrets of her own.”

“DARK SHADOWS” Issue #1 Drops This October From Dynamite Entertainment! (MSRP – TBA)

“UNEXPECTED

WRITTEN BY: Dave Gibbons, Brian Wood, Joshua Dysart and others
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Jill Thompson, Dave Gibbons, Emily Carroll and others
COVERS BY: Rafael Grampa and Michael Wm. Kaluta

“Vertigo presents another groundbreaking anthology! With nine tales of horror, suspense, and some unexpected twists, this latest from Vertigo showcases a fantastic blend of stories from comic legends and the up-and-coming stars of tomorrow. Plus, a preview of Vertigo’s next monthly series: a macabre and magical saga of voodoo gods and mortals in the death-soaked streets of New Orleans!”

“UNEXPECTED” Issue #1 Drops October 12th From Vertigo Comics! (MSRP – $2.99)

“FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES” (TPB)

“They’ve been called geeks, nerds, and social outcasts, but when a group of fanboys take their annual trip to Comic-Con International they’ll find one of their greatest nightmares turned reality as San Diego becomes zombie ground zero. Armed only with the undead know-how they’ve gained from comic books, video games and horror movies, it’s up to one group of friends to navigate the Comic-Con feeding frenzy, and make it out alive! But will the zombie hordes be deadlier than they ever imagined? Can they save their friends along the way, and still make it out with some Comic-Con exclusives?

Originally conceived by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning producer Ben Silverman, CEO and founder of multimedia studio Electus, and Jimmy Fox, Head of Creative Development for Electus.”

“FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES” Drops This Fall From BOOM! Studios!