PR: Eastman, Skulan, and Talbot’s Zombie War Rises Again
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!
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IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.