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, Godfather of zombie fiction and the man responsible for all of the 'dead' ones (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Land of the Dead), is bringing his creations from 1968 to a new medium for another 'dead' title - Empire of the Dead - a Marvel miniseries set in New York.

Some fresh details about Empire of the Dead just emerged (via Bloody Disgusting), regarding Romero's appearance at New York Comic-Con 2013, which is taking place 10-13 October:

This January, experience the next epic from the Godfather of the Zombie Apocalypse himself - George A. Romero! Marvel is proud to announce Empire of the Dead, an all-new comic series written by George A. Romero with stunning art by Alex Maleev and gorgeous NYC-themed variant covers by Arthur Suydam!

"George A. Romero singlehandedly created the zombie genre that's captured the public imagination for decades," says Editor In Chief Axel Alonso. "Now, his unique vision for the silver screen comes to life on the comic book page - a chilling rumination on human nature and man’s place in the food chain, served with a terrifying twist.”

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? All will be revealed when George A. Romero himself comes to New York Comic Con for Saturday's fan-favorite Cup O' Joe panel (4pm in Room 1E).

Awesome. Romero's stuff isn't for everybody, but he definitely made B movies fun. Something to get excited for at Comic-Con? I think so! Get yourself down to NYCC on Saturday if you do too!



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