A new zombie series is making its way to IDW Publishing. “Rot & Ruin” is based in the world created by the Bram Stoker award-winning Jonathan Maberry in his novel of the same name. Maberry has been making big steps in the comic book realm as of late with “V-Wars”, “Bad Blood”, and now this. Joining the prolific horror writer will be Tony Vargas on interior art.
The series takes place 15 years after the zombie plague begins, and sees a group of children as they are forced to make difficult choices while fending off the undead. There is no release date set.
From the press release:
San Diego, CA (May 29, 2014) – IDW and multiple Bram Stoker award-winning author, Jonathan Maberry bring the untold stories from the zombie post-apocalyptic world of Rot & Ruin to comic books this September.
This all-new series is set in a world fifteen years after the dead have risen and vastly outnumber the survivors of the zombie-apocalypse. In the aftermath, humanity has found a way to live a marginal existence by forming fenced-in towns where everyone has a job to do in order to survive. As in the award-winning novels, the comic series will center on Benny Imura and his friends as they make their way in a world where the zombies aren’t always the greatest danger.
“The Rot & Ruin isn’t about how many zombies you can kill or how much gore you can sling around the page,” said writer Mayberry, “These are stories about real kids making hard choices about their lives. It’s about kids learning how to become powerful in a hard and dangerous world. It’s about finding the value of human life and discovering what it means to be alive.”
The ongoing Rot & Ruin comic book series will follow Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong as they head east in their journey to find what they thought was impossible, a jumbo jet. In their travels they will encounter countless new dangers that will force them to confront what they and others are willing to do in order to bring humanity back to its former glory.
Maberry’s Rot & Ruin bestselling novels have been winning library and school awards all over the country as heartfelt action books that encourage teens to read. The series is now in development for film.
Rot & Ruin will come alive with the help of artist Tony Vargas (Temple Run) and colorist Oliver Lee Acre, with stunning covers by Alex Ronald (Vampire Vixens, Judge Dredd).