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The Dead Killer from Image Comics

By The Editor
Jul 5, 2006 - 11:56

Deadworld brings dead-killer to  life

Popular comic series  features graphic novel on a hunter of the  dead.
Deadworld, the  long running comic series featuring world overrun with zombies is currently  being published by Image Comics, one of the top four comic publisher in the  U.S.  Now, in addition to the  regular series, a graphic novel spotlighting the Dead-Killer character will be  released in September, 2006.
Written by Gary Reed, Deadworld is the saga of human  survivors where the dead not only walk the earth, but are led by an intelligent  zombie, the sarcastic and cruel, King Zombie.  King Zombie, a chain-smoking, Harley-riding, talking zombie is on a mission to turn the world completely  dead.  The storyline centers of a  group of teens riding in their school bus and trying to  survive.
The original series was released by Caliber Comics  with some of the earliest issues from Arrow Comics.  The character known as the Dead-Killer first appeared in the first volume as a back up story before spinning into his  own three issue mini-series.  Now,  all of the Dead Killers appearances in the back up and mini-series will be  collected into the trade paperback.The Dead-Killer has proven to be one of the most popular characters in  Deadworld, said writer Gary Reed,  and we figured this was a good time to  release the trade as starting with issue seven of Deadworld, the story will  bring the Dead-Killer into quite a more prominent role.

The artist on The Dead-Killer is Ron McCain who may  be known to comic fans for his work on Batman: Dark Knight for DC and Daredevil  for Marvel. Reed explained that  McCain has a different style than the regular artist of Deadworld, Dalibor  Talajic, but they’re both excellent artists, just different styles, he  said.

Reed said that Deadworld has been well received since  he brought it back last year after a hiatus.  Put it in hibernation when it was  signed up to Warner Bros by George Clooney’s company, but after I turned down the renewal option, I figured it was time to relaunch the series and keep it  true to what it was, said Reed.   Although no movie deal is currently pending, Deadworld is still active  with a recent announcement that Shocker Toys will produce action figures on the  characters, Rotten Cotton Graphics has produced t-shirts for mass market  distribution, a Halloween mask company will make masks of King Zombie, and a  novel is near completion by Gary Reed and co-writer, Gary Francis of Young  Dracula fame.
Deadworld ships bi-monthly from Image.  The trade of Deadworld: Dead-Killer  ships in September.  The ISBN for  the book is 1582406545 and the  order number from Diamond Comics is  JUL061680 and the 120 page graphic novel retails for $14.99

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