George A. Romero is the undisputed godfather of the zombie, so it's with no shortage of excitement that I present you today with the first artwork from Romero's 15-issue comic series Empire of the Dead. First up, here's the synopsis for you to digest:
Welcome to New York City years after the plague has hit. But just because the Big Apple has been quarantined doesn’t mean that everyone inside is safe! Flesh-eating zombies roam within the confines of Manhattan…but they’re not the only predator that’s poised and ready to strike! Who or what is this new menace? …What happens when the undead invade the city that never sleeps? Find out when Empire of the Dead #1 shambles into a comic shop near you this January!
Check out the artwork after the jump.
(source Arrow in the Head)
The artwork is from the very talented Alex Maleev and it has the gritty realism that you come to expect from Romero's work. Issue #1 is available January 8th and I think I'll be first in line to get it.
I love me a bit of zombie action.
Will you be picking up a copy of Empire of the Dead?