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EXCL. PREVIEW: Claudio Sanchez's "Key of Z"

BOOM! Studios has released Claudio Sanchez's New York Comic Con schedule and artist Declan Shalvey's NYCC exclusive cover for "Key of Z" #1. Additionally, the publisher has provided CBR News with an exclusive first look at the first issue, featuring a story by Sanchez and co-writer Chondra Echert and art by Aaron Kuder with covers from Tony Moore and Nathan Fox.

Official Press Release

Claudio Sanchez, creator and writer of THE AMORY WARS and KILL AUDIO, proudly debuts his latest book, KEY OF Z, at this year's New York Comic Con (NYCC) on October 13th through 16th at the Javits Center in New York, NY, where Sanchez serves as a special guest of the show.

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With art by Aaron Kuder (THE AMORY WARS), writers Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert bring a deadly new vision of New York City in KEY OF Z. The zombie apocalypse has transformed the city into two separate battle-hardened fiefdoms. Nick Ewing is left to survive while seeking revenge on those responsible for the death of his family - the warring gangs residing in The Big Apple's most illustrious athletic houses. Ewing stumbles upon a sentimental artifact from his past that imbues him with surprising power. Find out what happens when he discovers the KEY OF Z. This #1 features a stunning NYCC-exclusive cover by Declan Shalvey (28 DAYS LATER, THUNDERBOLTS). KEY OF Z will be in stores October 19th, with cover art by Nathan Fox (FLORESCENT BLACK) and look for a special incentive cover by Tony Moore (THE WALKING DEAD).

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Sanchez and Echert will be signing at their Evil Ink Comics booth (#1345) at New York Comic Con at 4pm Thursday and 5pm Friday (October 13th and 14th) and 4pm Sunday (October 16th). In addition, Kuder will be drawing personalized zombie sketches on Saturday afternoon (Oct 15th) starting at noon. Comic legend Peter David will join the crew signing on Friday, and there will be an exclusive Tony Moore KEY OF Z print (limited to 100) and more goodies.

Also be sure to attend the BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY panel at NYCC where Claudio will be a guest speaker, happening Friday, October 14th at 12:15pm in the IGN Theater (http://bit.ly/nhv4pp). His band COHEED AND CAMBRIA appears on the BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY soundtrack, due out October 4th. The song "Deranged" can be heard here: http://youtu.be/woPliVs5uqM

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Following the convention, Sanchez and Echert will go on a mini-signing tour, including Boston and Providence (Newbury Comics), Orlando (A Comic Shop), Los Angeles (Meltdown Comics) and more. Check with www.everythingevilink.com for more details.

About Evil Ink

Established in 2003, Evil Ink Comics is an independent publisher and house of creation owned by Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez. Their roster of graphic and prose novels includes the hugely popular sci-fi series, THE AMORY WARS: SECOND STAGE TURBINE BLADE, IN KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH:3 and YEAR OF THE BLACK RAINBOW; the musical dark comedy KILL AUDIO; and forthcoming zombie-inspired KEY OF Z. To learn more about all things Evil Ink visit www.everythingevilink.com.

About BOOM! Studios

Eisner, Harvey, and Best Publisher Award-winning BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com)generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry's top talent, including Mark Waid's series IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!'s all-ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz' PEANUTS, Roger Langridge's SNARKED, and Scholastic's WORDGIRL. BOOM!'s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler's I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.

Tags: preview, boom! studios, aaron kuder, tony moore, declan shalvey, nathan fox, claudio sanchez, chondra echert, key of z

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