Quite easily the single coolest new zombie series of 2011 is Image Comics’ epic throwback story, ’68′. Taking readers back to one of the most tumultuous eras in American history, the series is a fresh new spin on the glutted zombie sub-genre, and one that looks like it is going to just what it sets out to do – kick some ass. The all new monthly will be making its debut this Wednesday from the “TYRANNOSAURUS REX” creative team of Mark Kidwell and Jay Fotos as well as artist Nat Jones (“DEATH DEALER”, “30 DAYS OF NIGHT: THREE TALES”, “SPAWN”), and beyond the break you can check out a 5 page sneak preview of the issue before it hits stands April 20th. Read on for the skinny…
“On February 13, 1968, during the darkest days of the Vietnam conflict, the gates of hell opened wide, unleashing new and hungry life into the countless war-torn dead.
The horrors of war take a back seat as an American tunnel rat crawls into a Viet Cong warren turned undead slaughterhouse, rotting snipers fire their final bullets from treetop perches, and freshly filled body bags twitch and rise from the slab. There are zombies in the razor wire…
Horror comics creators NAT JONES, MARK KIDWELL and JAY FOTOS return to the jungles of Vietnam, expanding the zombie epic started in the original one-shot ’68 with this four-issue mini-series of undead military horror.
Each issue features multiple covers by Jones and Fotos, full 22-page stories in series continuity and a bonus 4-page short that expands on the zombie-infected world of 1968 by horror titan Tim Vigil.
Welcome to 1968… and the end of the world.”
“68″ Issue #1 Hits Store Shelves This Wednesday From Image Comics! (MSRP-$3.99)