Runnemede, NJ - DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT has announced that the terrifying new zombie series Raise the Dead has been collected into an impressive hardcover edition and will feature a foreword by zombie authority, Max Brooks, the author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z.
Dynamite's Raise the Dead series is written by Leah Moore and John Reppion, with art by Dynamite's latest up and coming artistic sensation Hugo Petrus, and features covers by Sean Phillips and Arthur Suydam-both of Marvel Zombies and Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness fame! Scheduled for an October release, the hardcover edition collects Raise the Dead #1 through #4 and features a gruesome cover with a "zombified" pop culture classic by Arthur Suydam. Additionally, fans of master zombie painter Arthur Suydam should ask their local comic retailer about the special signed edition with the signature of Arthur Suydam himself!
In Raise the Dead, co-writers Leah Moore and John Reppion have designed a tale of survival and terror in a world being overrun by the walking dead. The oversized hardcover edition contains over 120 pages of story and amazing behind the scenes bonus material, including an introduction by Max (Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z) Brooks, an interview with the Raise the Dead writers, a Hugo Petrus sketch and concept pages, a complete cover gallery featuring the work of Sean Phillips and Arthur Suydam and the complete script to issue #1!
According to Dynamite, "Zombie stories have become a genre all their own, and we're thrilled to be part of the undead action. Having a world class zombie aficionado such as Max Brooks provide the introduction to our Raise the Dead collection is an absolute credit to the creative team and validates Raise the Dead as a top notch zombie tale!"
About working on Raise the Dead, writers Leah Moore and John Reppion added, "Raise the Dead is a dream project for us; we've always fanaticized about doing a zombie series together. Now that our wish has been granted, prepare yourselves for a gloriously gory journey into an America in the grip of an undead plague. Just remember: aim for the head!"
RAISE THE DEAD OVERSIZED HARDCOVER COLLECTION: (AUG073499)
Writer: Leah Moore & John Reppion; Cover: Arthur Suydam; Penciller: Hugo Petrus; Colorist: Ivan Nunes
RAISE THE DEAD OVERSIZED HARDCOVER COLLECTION - SIGNED BY ARTHUR SUYDAM: (AUG073500)
Featuring an introduction from zombie expert Max (World War Z, Zombie Survival Guide) Brooks! Dynamite enters the land of the dead with an all-new Zombie tale set in the middle of a full scale zombie infestation! This time though, there's a twist as Dynamite puts the "living" into the living dead! Writers Leah Moore and John Reppion are joined by the newest Dynamite artistic sensation, Hugo Petrus, for this special zombie event!
From its shocking opening to its ever-evolving cast of doomed humans facing an overwhelming number of the undead, Raise the Dead sets a new standard in horror storytelling - and all the gory details will be presented in full color!
This Over-Sized Hardcover reprints the entire 4-issue mini-series as well as a complete cover gallery featuring Sean Phillips and Arthur Suydam!
"Walking Dead is still a quality read about the emotional toll a zombie apocalypse has on the human spirit, but this is a zombie book that doesn't forget to put the bite into its story." -- Ain't It Cool News
Dynamite plans to have incredible support for this release with house ads, Diamond Previews Ads, online ads through news websites, as well as prints ads in Comic Shop News!