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George Romero's Empire of The Dead Announced For Marvel Comics

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:45

George Romero's new Marvel zombie comic book has finally become known, and it's Empire of the Dead, which will be hitting NYC!

Romero offered the following to USA Today:

"It's basically Chicago or Detroit. The city isn't destroyed, but it's just running on its engine, corrupt and no holds barred. It's a little bit like the Old West," says Romero, a lifelong fan of comics.

"That's what I'm talking about now. There's hardly any morality anywhere, except of course for our heroes.

Update: Empire of the Dead is a new 15-issue series coming out in January based on a 300-page screenplay by Romero with art by Alex Maleev. More will be announced at the upcoming NYCC with it said there will be a major twist.

Further details:

It's still the major metropolis everybody knows but a few years into its zombie apocalypse. Some things have reverted to a prior state — there are sheep grazing in Central Park's Sheep Meadow. Yet there are strong social and political elements: The mayor is one of the main characters and a female member of the living dead starts to show some real smarts 

Alex Maleev cover: