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New In Comics: Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #2

New this week from Marvel is Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #2.

"WAR RAGES BETWEEN TWO SIDES OF UNHUMANITY – THE UNDEAD AND THE ARTIFICIAL!

As battle escalates between ULTRON’S robotic horde and the ZOMBIE masses, a smaller pocket of humanity must defend themselves from both sides.

Can SALVATION—an oasis of sanity amidst utter chaos run by JIM HAMMOND, THE VISION and WONDER MAN—protect what little humanity resides in the “DEADZONE”?

And what is the HANK PYM from 1872, a man literally in a world he never made, supposed to do when first encountering the evil of Ultron?'

Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #2 was written by James Robinson, and illustrated by Steve Pugh, with a cover by Steve Pugh, and a variant cover by Alex Maleev.

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New In Books: Zombo: Can I Eat You Please? and Zombo: You Smell of Crime and I'm the Deodorant

New this week from 2000 AD are the Kindle editions of Zombo: Can I Eat You Please? and Zombo: You Smell of Crime and I'm the Deodorant, two graphic novels written by Al Ewing and illustrated by Henry Flint.

Zombo: Can I Eat You Please?

ZOMBO: Night of the Living Dead meets Monthy Python. ZOMBO; a top-secret government experiment - part zombie, part human ghoul - with a taste for living flesh. Satire and thrills from this all new hero!

When flight 303 en route to Epsilon-6 orbital station crash-lands on the leathal deathworld of Chronos, all is not looking well for the thirthy-three surviving passengers. Enter ZOMBO; a top-secret government experiment - part zombie, part human ghoul - with a taste for living flesh. Will our friendly (yet crude) hero be able to save the passengers from a hideously painful death? And how will he cope with the sudden fame hoisted upon him by the Suicide Boys community and a TV taloent show that needs new thrills.

This volume includes the stories ZOMBO (2000AD progs 1632-1639), MERRY CHRISTMAS MR.ZOMBO (2000AD prog 2010), and ZOMBO'S ELEVEN (2000AD progs 1675-1684).

Zombo: You Smell of Crime and I'm the Deodorant

Life is not so good for our cadaverous champion. Although the Epsilon-6 space station has been destroyed, the zombified head of Hank Epsilon has escaped with Mr Snyde and Zombo is back in the service of The GovernmentTM, his dreams of a musical career in tatters.

To make matters worse Mr President intends on replacing Zombo with a stronger, faster, more homicidal creation – Obmoz – the reverse Zombo!

Will Zombo prevail? What’s the big deal with his bum? Can Mr President go a whole minute without sacking somebody? What is a ‘Planetronix’? Is it possible for music to save the world? I don’t know – but you can by purchasing this delectable document of wow today!

This volume includes the stories: THE DAY ZOMBO DIED (2000 AD progs 1740-1749) and PLANET ZOMBO (2000 AD progs 1825-TBC).

New In Comics: Marvel Zombies #2

New this week from Marvel is Marvel Zombies #2.

"Stranded in the Deadlands and saddled with a mysterious child, Elsa Bloodstone is determined to traverse the zombie-ridden landscape and get home. But haunted by ghosts from her past—including visions of her stern father, Ulysses Bloodstone – Elsa begins to realize it may not be the zombies she fears most…"

Marvel Zombies #2 was written by Simon Spurrier, illustrated by Kev Walker, and features a regular cover by Ken Lashley and Paul Mounts, and a variant cover by Gabriel Hernandez Walta.

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New In Comics: Zombie Tramp vs Vampblade #2

New this week from Action Lab Comics is Zombie Tramp vs Vampblade #2.

"Zombie Tramp’s biggest showdown yet continues! But how will the zombie queen overcome swapping bodies – and powers – with the mystical Vampblade?!? Can the two gothic foes work together long enough to undo their body swap voodoo?? The back alley horror brawl is just getting started!  Features a risqué variant, limited to 2000 copies!"

Zombie Tramp vs Vampblade #2 was written by Dan Mendoza and Jason Martin, and illustrated by Winston Young, with a cover and risqué variant cover by Young.

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New In Comics: '68: Last Rites #1

New this week from Image Comics is '68: Last Rites #1.

"Image Comics and Meatgrinder Studios proudly present the climactic mini-series that brings all current ’68 storylines full-circle with an explosive, revealing finish!"

'68: Last Rites #1 was written by Mark Kidwell, and illustrated by Jeff Zornow and Jay Fotos, with a cover by Nat Jones and Jay Fotos, and a variant cover by Nate Van Dyke and Jay Fotos.

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New In Books: The Dead Walk: Volume 2

"15 tales of zombie horror from an amazing group of up and coming authors. "Spiders in from the Garden" By Jason R Davis, "The Waking Man" By Guy Burtenshaw, "Afterlife Death" By Jeremy Thompson, "Plague Ferry" By Matthew Pedersen, "They Walk the Night" By Kevin A Harris, "Thirty Seconds" By Eugene Gramelis, "Requiem for the Living" By Timothy A Wiseman, "A Flash of Light" By Stuart Conover, "Zombi 6: Salvation" By James Park, "SURVIVALISM" By Amy Braun, "Six" By Daniel DeLong, "The Season" By Brendan Wilhelm, "The Le Ka Massacre" By Joseph Rubas, "Virulent" By Eric Morgner, and "Zen and the Art of Bicycle Delivery" By Michael Seese."

The Dead Walk: Volume 2 is available now in paperback and Kindle editions.

New Fear the Walking Dead Poster Art

AMC has revealed a new poster for Fear the Walking Dead.

Fear the Walking Dead premieres on August 23, 2015 on AMC. Executive produced by The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and Greg Nictoero, along with Dave Alpert and Dave Erickson, Fear the Walking Dead stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Ruben Blades.

New In Comics: Plants vs. Zombies: Bully For You #2

New this week from Dark Horse Comics is Plants vs. Zombies: Bully For You #2.

"Dr. Zomboss’s college-era crimes catch up with him—and karma comes in the form of the strange Anti-Bully Squad! Nate, Patrice, Crazy Dave, and a batch of overwhelmed plants are caught in between two zombie hordes! Featuring two bonus stories illustrated by guest artist Jennifer L. Meyer (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Star Wars Adventures)!"

Plants vs. Zombies: Bully For You #2 was written by Paul Tobin, and illustrated by Ron Chan, Dustin Nguyen, and Jennifer L. Meyer, with a cover by Ron Chan.

New In Comics: Reanimator #4

New this week from Dynamite Entertainment is Reanimator #4.

"It's a bloodbath, as only Reanimator can deliver! Herbert West and Susan Greene have survived the terrible truth of their shared past: the stalking, the murder, the experiment gone mad. But will they live through the mayhem when two cartels go to war over the Reanimator's drug lab? It's the Elder God-empowered Eldritch Krewe versus the Gris-Gris Boyz, a gang steeped in Louisianan Voodoo, with our two mad scientists stuck in the middle. Zombies, tentacles, black magic, hybrid creatures... the epic horror miniseries reaches its explosive conclusion!"

Reanimated #4 was written by Keith Davidsen, illustrated by Randy Valiente, and features a regular cover by Francesco Francavilla, a second regular cover by Andrew Mangum, a Black and White variant cover by Andrew Mangum, and a Virgin Art variant by Francesco Francavilla.

Regular cover by Francesco Francavilla:

Second regular cover by Andrew Mangum:

Black and White variant cover by Andrew Mangum:

Virgin Art cover by Francesco Francavilla:

Fear the Walking Dead's Comic-Con Trailer

As a world premiere of this past weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, AMC provided a three minute peek into Fear the Walking Dead with the release of its first full trailer.

Fear the Walking Dead premieres on August 23, 2015 on AMC at 9pm ET.

New On Blu: Maggie

New this week from Lions Gate is Maggie, directed by Henry Hobson, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson, and Douglas M. Griffin.

"Arnold Schwarzenegger, Academy Award Nominee Abigail Breslin, and Joely Richardson star in this post-apocalyptic thriller set against the backdrop of a deadly epidemic. As the nation reels from a virus that turns its victims into zombies, Wade's (Schwarzenegger) daughter Maggie (Breslin) has been infected. Now, as Maggie's condition worsens, Wade will stop at nothing to protect her from the authorities seeking to kill her to eradicate the virus."

Maggie is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Amazon Instant Video.

New In Comics: The Walking Dead #144

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #144.

#144 represents the final issue in volume 24 and the last issue in Compendium 3 of The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead #144 was written by Robert Kirkman, illustrated by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Guadiano, and Cliff Rathburn, and features a cover by Charlie Adlard and Dave Stewart.

New On DVD: Fight of the Living Dead

New this week from Cinedigm is Fight of the Living Dead, directed by Kevin Abrams, Chris Hall, and Tony E. Valenzuela, and starring Katie Booth, Meghan Camarena, Chris Carnel, Heidi Cox, and Olga Kay.

"A competition series with horror overtones, FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (FOTLD) is an unprecedented mash-up of the reality and scripted genres. The show will follow 8 top YouTube stars as they attempt to survive the first 24 hours of a highly simulated Zombie Apocalypse. The only prize is survival."

Fight of the Living Dead is available now on DVD.

New In Comics: Zombies vs Robots #7

New this week from IDW Publishing is Zombies vs Robots #7.

“The Man on the Moon!” A special full-length, standalone tale exploring different visions of the ZvR war as well as the origin of our mystery figure from above!

Zombies vs Robots #7 was written by Chris Ryall, Steve Niles, and Ashley Wood, and illustrated by Paul Davidson, James Kochalka, Valentin Ramon, James McDonald, and Ashley Wood, with a regular cover and  subscription variant cover by Mark Torres.

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New In Comics: Zombie Tramp #13

New this week from Action Lab Comics is Zombie Tramp #13.

"Special anniversary issue - Dan Mendoza returns for the one year anniversary of the ongoing series in a special issue written and drawn by the Zombie Tramp creator himself. As Janey makes her way to Florida for vengeance, she's offered a chance at forgiveness to one of those that wronged her and set her on her twisted path.

Features regular and risqué variant covers by series creator Dan Mendoza (risqué limited to 2500 copies) and a variant cover by series artist TMChu (limited to 2000 copies), and for the first time a blank "sketch" cover (limited to 1500 copies)."

Zombie Tramp #13 was written and illustrated by Dan Mendoza, with a regular cover, a risqué cover, and a San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive cover by Mendoza, a variant cover by TMChu, and a blank cover.

Risque variant cover (censored):

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New On DVD: Garden of the Dead

New this week from Bayview Entertainment is the 'Shock-A-Thon Wide Screen Double Feature' of Shriek of the Mutilated / Garden of the Dead.

"A double-dose of shock and terror await you as the Dead walk and Sasquatch stalks the living in this Wide Screen scream fest double-feature DVD. GARDEN OF THE DEAD (1972) tells the horrific tale of a gang of ruthless prisoners who, after being slaughtered in an attempted escape, return as zombies, hell bent on destroying the living. SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED (1974) spins an even wilder yarn, as Bigfoot hunts a group of college students on a remote island off the coast of New York! From the creative force behind the cult classic Invasion of the Blood Farmers! Both features are presented in widescreen and the DVD has the following bonus features: original trailers, plus a GARDEN OF THE DEAD Commentary Track by Cult Filmmakers David DeCoteau and Fred Olen Ray."

Garden of the Dead, originally released in 1972, was directed by John Hayes and stars Philip Kenneally, Duncan McLeod, John Dullaghan, John Dennis, and Susan Charney.

Shriek of the Mutilated / Garden of the Dead is available now on DVD.

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