In the interest of full disclosure, I have a personal stake in spreading the word about ZombieBomb!, the upcoming zombie anthology comic from Terminal Press. I contributed a short to the book, to be illustrated by one of the book’s art directors, Rich Woodall. I’ve seen sketches of characters and the first page and it’s looking sweet! But rather than just direct you to the Facebook fan page, like I did before, I now have some pages and art that you can look at.
The deadline is now past due for the first issue and layout is now under way. The first issue is expected to drop in January and will feature stories and art by Shawn McManus (Swamp Thing, Sandman, Fables), Neil Vokes (Marvel / DC), Todd Dezago (Spiderman, Tellos, Perhapanauts), Craig Rousseau (Captain America, Iron Man, Perhapanauts). Also on board are Anthony Schiavino, Rich Woodall (co-art director), Adam Miller (co art director), Robert Mansperger, Josh Belanger, Ron Fortier, Rob Fitz, Tony Donley, Chris Dahlen, Lance Erlick, Erik Evensen, Ron Davis, John Gajowski, Tom Whalen and there’s even word that current vocalist for the San Francisco thrash legends, Exodus, Rob Dukes will be contributing a story to a later issue in the series. Oh, and let us not forget that yours truly, Bryan White, has turned in a modern spin on the old EC/Warren formula called This Night I’ll Eat Your Flesh, concerning the fate of three scuzzy pillheads who follow a little old lady home to steal her meds only to find out that her rickety old house contains a very dark secret.
The shorts vary wildly in theme and tone, ranging from three to ten pages in length and spotlighting the absolute depths of zombie horror to the offbeat to straight up comedy. It pools a collective of staggeringly talented artists and writers both known and up and coming to assemble what is likely to be one of 2010′s most talked about indie comics. You can click through the gallery below to see more killer art from this outstanding series. Preorders through Terminal are not available yet and crappy terms that lay heavily in the favor of Diamond Comic Distributors means that Terminal will be keeping the individual books out of Previews, so you’re going to have to order it at their website or hound your local comic shop until they carry the book (which you should do anyway). However, a sweet collected version will be available through Previews just in time for the San Diego Comic Con next year, so stay tuned. It’s pretty much a given that every little piece of news about the comic will be posted here. And you know what? If you send me your copy, I will gladly autograph it for you. I’m just that kind of guy. When I’m the biggest writer in comics, it’ll be worth a fucking mint so CGC that bitch and keep it in mint condition because it’s going to be huge. At the very least, bag it and board it instead of doing what you do with all your other comics (roll joints on them).