Official Press Release
"Save yourself. Stay in the woods. Pray it hasn't reached the wolves... and keep your gun loaded." All he knows about what has happened to the world as he knew it has been left in anÂ ominous message. And it's clear that everything has...Â changed.
Image Comics and Shadowline are pleased to announce REBEL BLOOD, a new four-part miniseries coming in March with art and concept by Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, COWBOY NINJA VIKING, PROOF) and script by newcomer Alex Link.Â This gruesomeÂ new 21st century zombie outbreak storyÂ paysÂ tribute toÂ horror comics'Â post-war heyday of titles such as The Vault of Horror, The Haunt of Fear, and Tales From the Crypt, while presenting a concept to rival the best of The Twilight Zone!
"I sketch and paint all the time while I'm working on different projects," explained Rossmo. "The concept for REBEL BLOOD is something that just began as some sketches, but quickly took on a life of it's own, to mutate.Â REBEL BLOOD is what happens when I just run wild with a concept and let it happen."
"I'm really excited about this project," saidÂ Shadowline Publisher, Jim Valentino. "I'm not a big zombie fan, but this one got me because it was so different than all the others out there. And, I swear, the ending knocked me off my chair. I think it will surprise everyone."
REBEL BLOOD #1 introduces Forest Ranger Chuck Neville, who,Â after a strange, unexpected silence,Â receives a final radio message that a plague is sweeping the country. He learns that the disease has turned every living creature into zombies, all at once rendering the entire animal kingdom unpredictable, violent, and willing to tear apart their neighbors with their bare teeth.Â
He races home to rescue his family, coming face-to-face with unbelievable horrors along his way and fighting to stay alive. However, when he reaches home, he may find the most horrible part of it all waiting for him...
REBEL BLOOD #1, a 32-page full-color horror comic bookÂ forÂ $3.50, will be on sale in stores on March 28 and available for order in theÂ January issue of Previews. A preview of REBEL BLOOD #1 will be featured in the back of both HAUNT #20 (AUG110523),Â a 32-page full-color horror comic bookÂ forÂ $2.99Â that goes on sale December 28, 2011,Â and SPAWN #215 (NOV110468),Â a 32-page full-color horror comic bookÂ forÂ $2.99 that goes on sale January 11, 2012.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by aÂ collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one ofÂ the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has fiveÂ partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and JimÂ Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, TopÂ Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comicsÂ and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. ItÂ offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction,Â humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today.Â For more information, visitÂ www.imagecomics.com.