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First look at Double Take's Ultimate Night of the Living Dead comics

03.25.2015by: Ryan Miller

Ultimate Night of the Living Dead

The latest horror classic to be revived within the pages of a comic book are George A Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, which will be brought to life by Double Take this June when they launch their new ULTIMATE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD comic book series. Set in the universe of Romero’s 1968 classic, two series, Rise and Z-Men, are written by preeminent Zombie writer, Jeff McComsey, while the third, Home, is written by Moth Grand Slam Champion, Peter Aquero. Digital previews of all three premiere issues are available now at doubletakeuniverse.com.

Much more than just a singular launch, this marks the first releases in a major initiative surrounding the classic horror franchise, which frightened moviegoers all around the world and made zombies a household name. Having commissioned a new generation of writers to breathe new life into the classic franchise, 2T has a dozen series in the works – some following characters from the film in surprising new directions; other stories are all new. All creators are working in collaboration with 2T GM, Bill Jemas.

Rise

  • Format: Monthly (print and digital)
  • Print Price: $2.50
  • Release date: June
  • Writer: Jeff McComsey
  • Artists: Kurt Tiede, Frederica Manfredi, Vladimir Popov
  • #1: Sister’s Keeper

They're coming to get you Barbara. Follow our favorite siblings, Barbara and Johnny, from the classic 1968 Night of the Living Dead film as they try to survive beyond the night at the abandoned farmhouse.

Ultimate Night of the Living Dead

Home

  • Format: Monthly (print and digital)
  • Print Price: $2.50
  • Release date: June
  • Writer: Peter Aguero
  • Artist: Julian Rowe, Monica Catalano, Javier Mena
  • #1: Lighter Than Air

A happy family, a lovely spring evening, and Zombies.

Home follows a working-class farm family through the events of the zombie apocalypse in western PA. On the night the dead rise, the Foster family has gathered for a quiet Sunday dinner. Oblivious to the horrifying events that will soon unfold, Paul Foster takes his wife and two young children into town, leaving his teenage daughter home alone with her boyfriend. As his small town falls into chaos, Paul has to keep his family together and somehow get back home to his daughter, who is left to fight her own battles.

Ultimate Night of the Living Dead

Z-Men

  • Format: Monthly (print and digital)
  • Print Price: $2.50
  • Release date: June
  • Writer: Jeff McComsey
  • Artists: Kurt Tiede, Alisson Rodrigues, Max Flan
  • #1: Nervous in the Service

Dead and/or alive. LBJ orders the Secret Service to bring him back a Zombie.

It’s 1966 and the Oval Office is in an uproar; there’s been a spree of mass murders in Western Pennsylvania (and reports of the dead returning to life). President Lyndon B. Johnson assigns the head of the Secret Service to send agents into the field to investigate. Agents Stuart and Clancy are given the opportunity to serve their country and see if the zombie apocalypse has indeed begun.

Ultimate Night of the Living Dead

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