Empire of the Dead: First Look - NYCC 2013 - Undead Monday

Posted by The Daily Zombies Monday, October 7, 2013

When George A. Romero meet Marvel Zombies... Brace yourself for Empire of the Dead! 

This Undead Monday, we take a look ahead of this coming weekend's New York Comic-Con (NYCC) with the unveiling of a particularly brain-lickingly good project from the House of Idea, Marvel Comics. Yes, if you have been one of the proud Marvel Zombies or just happened to be well-informed of comic industry news, you would have known by now of Marvel's teaser of things to come back in February: A poster with the familiar phrase, "Of The Dead". 

And now, ahead of the event, Marvel has made the official announcement for Empire of the Dead, a 5-issues limited series set to be written by the "Godfather of all Zombies" himself, Romero, and artist Alex Maleev. Scheduled to be released in January next year, Empire of the Dead tells the story of a zombie-infested New York and like what we can always expect from Romero, the hordes of undead will not be presenting the real deadly threat as we know.

Here are the details from Marvel's press release:

This January, experience the next epic from the Godfather of the Zombie Apocalypse himself, George A. Romero! Marvel is proud to announce EMPIRE OF THE DEAD, an all-new comic series written by George A. Romero with stunning art by Alex Maleev and gorgeous NYC-themed variant covers by Arthur Suydam!

“George A. Romero singlehandedly created the zombie genre that’s captured the public imagination for decades,” says Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.  “Now, his unique vision for the silver screen comes to life on the comic book page – a chilling rumination on human nature and man’s place in the food chain, served with a terrifying twist.”

Welcome to New York City years after the plague has hit.  But just because the Big Apple has been quarantined doesn’t mean that everyone inside is safe!  Flesh-eating zombies roam within the confines of Manhattan…but they’re not the only predator that’s poised and ready to strike!  Who or what is this new menace? All will be revealed when George A. Romero himself comes to New York Comic Con for Saturday’s fan-favorite Cup O’ Joe panel (4pm in Room 1E)!

Before the panel, George A. Romero will be signing in-person at the Marvel Booth (Booth #1354) from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.! Don’t miss your chance to get an exclusive signed EMPIRE OF THE DEAD mini-poster (while supplies last)!
What happens when the undead invade the city that never sleeps? Find out when EMPIRE OF THE DEAD #1 shambles into a comic shop near you this January!
Written by GEORGE A. ROMERO 
Variant Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM 
On-Sale this January!

The cover to the debut issue by Alex Maleev.

The variant cover to the first issue by Arthur Suydam.


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