Riley Rossmo is like so hot right now! He’s a busy dude lending his talented art skills to Green Wake, and doing some backups for Monocyte, but he’s about to embark on a new journey into the realm of writing. So what happens when you give someone like Rossmo the pen? How about an extremely visceral and rampant zombie book where nothing is safe from infection. Image Comics was kind enough to deliver us some wicked preview art for the Rebel Blood and we’ll be delivering a new teaser every day for the next five days. You may have seen some of these elsewhere, but we assure you the last one is one you won’t find anywhere else. So make sure you keep checking up on us, who knows what crazy sh*t we’re getting into. Peak the details on the book and the teaser art after the jump.
From Image Press Release:
“Save yourself. Stay in the woods. Pray it hasn’t reached the wolves… and keep your gun loaded.” All he knows about what has happened to the world as he knew it has been left in an ominous message. And it’s clear that everything has… changed.
Image Comics and Shadowline are pleased to announce REBEL BLOOD, a new four-part miniseries coming in March with art and concept by Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, COWBOY NINJA VIKING, PROOF) and script by newcomer Alex Link. This gruesome new 21st century zombie outbreak story pays tribute to horror comics’ post-war heyday of titles such as The Vault of Horror, The Haunt of Fear, and Tales From the Crypt, while presenting a concept to rival the best of The Twilight Zone!
“I sketch and paint all the time while I’m working on different projects,” explained Rossmo. “The concept for REBEL BLOOD is something that just began as some sketches, but quickly took on a life of it’s own, to mutate. REBEL BLOOD is what happens when I just run wild with a concept and let it happen.”
“I’m really excited about this project,” said Shadowline Publisher, Jim Valentino. “I’m not a big zombie fan, but this one got me because it was so different than all the others out there. And, I swear, the ending knocked me off my chair. I think it will surprise everyone.”
REBEL BLOOD #1 introduces Forest Ranger Chuck Neville, who, after a strange, unexpected silence, receives a final radio message that a plague is sweeping the country. He learns that the disease has turned every living creature into zombies, all at once rendering the entire animal kingdom unpredictable, violent, and willing to tear apart their neighbors with their bare teeth.
He races home to rescue his family, coming face-to-face with unbelievable horrors along his way and fighting to stay alive. However, when he reaches home, he may find the most horrible part of it all waiting for him…
REBEL BLOOD #1 hits stores on March 28