Official Press Release
This June, Gigantic Graphic Novels will publish Dead West, by Rick Spears and Rob G, creators of the indie hit Teenagers From Mars. Dead West will be the first original graphic novel from the publisher.
Crafted in the tradition of Night of the Living Dead and the best of the spaghetti westerns, comes Dead West. “Yeah, It’s a zombie western, “explains Spears. “We took a classic western tale, ripped its guts out and stuffed it full of something dead and horrible.” Spears continues, “There were zombie hints all over Teenagers From Mars and everyone kept asking when we were going to do a zombie book…well, this is it!”
The Plot: During the westward expansion, a small Indian village is wiped out to make way for the settlement town of Lazarus. Years later, a single surviving Indian child returns as a grown man to enact his revenge. He places an ancient curse on the town in which the dead rise from their graves to prey upon the living. Into this inferno wanders a bounty killer on the hunt for a fugitive. He’s no hero – he couldn’t care less about this dusty town or its rotting problems. He has men to kill, even if he has to raze the town to do it.
DEAD WEST, a 144 page black and white graphic novel with a full-color cover, will be available from Gigantic Graphic Novels June 2005 for $14.95.
TEENAGERS FROM MARS, a 272 page black and white graphic novel with a full-color cover, is available now from Gigantic Graphic Novels for $19.95.
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