Official Press Release
Spinning out from the creative minds behind the hit TV unscripted reality series Ice Road Truckers and Monster Garage, Devil’s Due proudly presents a horror graphic novel unlike anything seen before. This July, DDP and visionary television creator Thom Beers will unleash Chopper Zombie, a fiery blockbuster action tale from writer Todd Livingston (The Black Forest, The Wicked West) and artist Scott Keating (Death and the Man Who Could Not Die, Elk’s Run).
“We’ve been doing series like Biker Build-Off and Monster Garage because I just love choppers. My son Max, who’s ten, loves zombies. He told me that choppers and zombies go together,” said creator Thom Beers. “So, we gotta’ do it! Choppers and zombies. And wait until you see this chopper. Awesome,” added Beers.
Beers’ company, Original Productions, LLP, developed Chopper Zombie along with Livingston and Keating, who will launch the book at July’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Chopper Zombie follows the fate of a brilliant motorcycle builder who becomes the victim of his own success when he refuses to sell his formula for a new super-fuel to a dangerous corporation. When a team of thugs drowns him in his own toxic creation, he rises from the dead with a score to settle.
“I love how the geniuses behind Monster Garage create these amazing works of art right in the garage,” said DDP President Josh Blaylock. “Plus, choppers are a staple in my family. This is a book I’ll be proud to take home for the reunion.”
Already heating up the Internet in webcomic form on ChopperZombie.com, the 144-page graphic novel will be unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con alongside a custom zombie chopper assembled by the same creators who produced Monster Garage. The Comic-Con premier will also include signings by Chopper Zombie’s creative team at the DDP booth and a special panel appearance by Original Productions President Philip Segal.
The action will kick off at DDP’s 6:00 p.m. Comic-Con panel on Thursday, July 24. After premiering at San Diego, Chopper Zombie will land in stores July 30.
About Devil’s Due Publishing:
Proliferators of comic culture, DDP is one of the largest and most established comic book publishers in North America, carrying a diverse line-up of original, creator-owned and licensed properties. With offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, DDP has many projects in development for film and television with major studios including 20th Century Fox, ABC Family, and Rogue Pictures. DDP’s titles include Drafted, Lost Squad, Sheena, Dungeons & Dragons, DemonWars, Voltron, Rest, Serpo and the cult-favorite Hack/Slash. The company recently launched a line of cutting edge designer toys and lifestyle accessories under the imprint DDPOP.
About Original Productions:
Original Productions’ (www.originalproductions.com) unique brand of unscripted reality television is carried by nine cable and television networks. Audiences consistently tune-in for “Deadliest Catch,” the show the New York Times says has no peer, “Ice Road Truckers” and “Ax Men,” the two top-rated shows airing on History. In broadcast television, NBC has ordered 30 hours of programming, scheduling the first show, “America’s Toughest Jobs” for its Fall 2008 season. Helmed by Thom Beers, the company produces authentic reality programming featuring everyday heroes in extraordinary situations. Beers’ steadfast focus on top-notch storytelling with engaging personalities in high risk circumstances has garnered eight Primetime EmmyÂ® nominations and is the basis for the company’s distinctive television brand.