Brian Keene has long been revered as one of the freshest voices in zombie fiction, bringing readers such titles as “THE RISING”, “CITY OF THE DEAD”, and “TERMINAL” which have earned him both the Bram Stoker Award as well as a Shocker for his accomplishments. Now the scribe is making his first jump into original comic books with “THE LAST ZOMBIE”. Read on for all the info on the hotly anticipated new project.
“Award-winning author Brain Keene, a long-acknowledged master of horror and crime fiction, and Antarctic Press are proud to announce the release this summer of a ground-breaking, new, original comic book series, The Last Zombie.
The comic series will mark the first original comic project from Bram Stoker and Shocker Award-winning author Brian Keene. While Mr. Keene won’t be revealing much of the plot in advance at this time, because to do so would involve major spoilers, he quotes “Hell, the title itself is a major spoiler but just imagine Damnation Alley meets The Stand and Mad Max in the aftermath of The Walking Dead.”
Brian Keene has been featured in the New York Times, The Village Voice, and Publishers Weekly. His body of work includes The Rising, City of the Dead and Terminal, along with the Marvel Max series Dead of Night: Devil Slayer.
“Since 1984, Antarctic Press has produced over 850 comic titles with a total circulation of over 5 million. Among its titles (past and present) are President Evil, Robotech, Ninja High School, Gold Digger, Dinowars, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Bad Kids Go To Hell, and many more. They’ve published some of the most respected and longest-running independent comic series, and I’m very happy to be working with them,” said Brian Keene.
“We are extremely excited to have him join Antarctic Press on this exciting project. He is known to have helped usher in this era of zombie popularity. I’m sure his many fans as well as all horror aficionados will enjoy this series,” said Publisher Joeming Dunn.
“We are looking forward to what Brian will bring to the world of comics, and we’re honored to be a part of this event,” said Editor in Chief Jochen Weltjens.”
Written by Brian Keene and illustrated by Fred Perry, “The Last Zombie” #1 is scheduled for June 2010 release.