IDW is brining back the cult smash “Zombie War” series with two oversized issues this Halloween. The original co-creators, Kevin Eastman and Tom Skulan reunite and add artist Eric Talbot to the team to deliver an all-new storyline. In the original series from Fantaco, an alien entity exacted revenge on Earth by raising an army of undead soldiers. This time around we will follow fighter-pilot Jina, who sets out to uncover the secret behind these reanimated soldiers.
Official Press Release:
San Diego, CA (April 27, 2013) – IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce the publication of ZOMBIE WAR! When the denizens of Earth’s military cemeteries begin to rise from the dead, who will stop them? Over ZOMBIE WAR’s two giant-sized issues, Jina, a tough-as-nails fighter pilot sets about uncovering what reanimated these heavily armed monsters and more importantly, what will stop them!
“When longtime friend Tom Skulan (Fantaco Press) and I created the concept of ZOMBIE WAR it was purely and completely out of LOVE of the genre, and when it came to bringing the vision to life, Eric Talbot was the only artist we wanted to work with!” said co-creator Kevin Eastman. “Man—what a great time we had with this story!”
The classic ZOMBIE WAR series features scripts and layouts by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman and art by Eric Talbot (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Heavy Metal). This new incarnation will present ZOMBIE WAR in full color for the first time, from the talented hands of colorist Ronda Pattison (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, X-Men)!
“Personally this event is VERY exciting to me,” continued Eastman. “More than twenty years after the original series came out in black and white, we get the chance to remaster the piece with my favorite colorist on the planet, the most AWESOME Ronda Pattison! I can’t wait to see what the fans think of one of most near and dear blasts from the past!”
This October, ZOMBIE WAR will be unleashing duotone destruction with issue #1, so don’t miss it!