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‘Chasing the Dead’ This November With IDW

IDW just announced a brand new horror miniseries called Chasing the Dead, based on a book from Star Wars novelist Joe Schreiber. The book is adapted by Matthew Scott and Tim Westland with artwork from Dietrich Smith.

“Chasing the Dead” is a zombie road story that promises “amazing suspenseful situations”. The miniseries focuses on a kidnapper who doesn’t want money or fame, but only for the mother of his abductee to suffer. Things get personal, and a little bit undead. The first issue is scheduled to be released this November.

Official press release:

San Diego, CA (September 4, 2012) – IDW Publishing is pleased to announce an all-new horror mini-series, CHASING THE DEAD, written by Matthew Scott and Tim Westland, based on a novel by author Joe Schreiber (Red Harvest, Death Troopers). Coming in November, CHASING THE DEAD is a fast-paced, ferociously tense supernatural thriller. Artist Dietrich Smith will provide captivating interiors and cover art for the series.

“I was immediately struck by Schreiber’s ability to create amazing suspenseful situations that contained subtle elements of horror lurking in the corners. This is a zombie road trip done in a whole new way with a unique supernatural mythology and a fun twist at the end,” says Scott. “As soon as I finished the book, I knew we had to bring this to graphic novel.”

The debut issue tells the story of a stranger who has kidnapped Sue’s daughter, Lily. But he doesn’t want her money, only her suffering – and he will kill Lily if Sue doesn’t follow his every command. With detailed instructions, the faceless abductor leads Sue into a blinding snowstorm on the longest night of the year to a place she has not traveled to since childhood. The voice on the other end of her cell phone somehow knows Sue’s deepest, most chilling secret – an ominous incident from her past, buried long ago…

From the twisted mind of Star Wars horror novelist Schreiber, with skillful adaptation by Scott and Westland, and compelling art by Smith, this eerie series will be sure to bring chills down your spine!

CHASING THE DEAD #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in November 2012. Diamond order code SEP12 0364.



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