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New In Comics: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare #2

New this week from Dark Horse Comics is Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare #2.

"The prequel to the Garden Warfare 2 game!

In this story that ties directly into the hit Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 game, discover how Dr. Zomboss acquires new technology to improve his zombie army! Written by Paul Tobin (Bandette, Banana Sunday) and illustrated by Jacob Chabot (The Mighty Skullboy Army, SpongeBob Comics), this series is for zombie and video game fans of all ages!"

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare #2 was written by Paul Tobin and illustrated by Jacob Chabot.

New On Blu: Voodoo Man

New this week from Olive Films is Voodoo Man from 1944, directed by William Beaudine and starring Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, George Zucco, and Wanda McKay.

"Zombies, adventure and romance, Voodoo Man has them all!

Bela Lugosi (Dracula) stars as Dr. Richard Marlowe, a “mad” scientist intent on bringing his late wife Evelyn (Ellen Hall, Lawless Code) back from the dead using voodoo magic in the atmospheric chiller, Voodoo Mandirected by William Beaudine (The Panther’s Claw).

By using the essences of the young women he’s captured and aided by his associates Nicholas (George Zucco, House of Frankenstein) and Toby (John Carradine, Son of Frankenstein), the voodoo doctor will find his plan jeopardized by the derring-do of intrepid screenwriter Ralph Dawson (Michael Ames, Hang ‘Em High)."

Voodoo Man is available  now on Blu-ray and DVD.

New In Comics: Plants vs. Zombies #6: Grown Sweet Home

New this week from Dark Horse Comics is Plants vs. Zombies #6: Grown Sweet Home.

"The action-packed finale to the imp-filled Grown Sweet Homestory arc! Armed with newfound knowledge of humanity, Dr. Zomboss launches a strike at the heart of Neighborville . . . and also sparks a series of all-star plant-versus-zombie brawls! Brian Churilla (Hellbreak, Creepy Comics) draws this month’s bonus stories!"

Plants vs. Zombies #6: Grown Sweet Home was written by Paul Tobin, and illustrated by Andie Tong and Brian Churilla, with a cover by Andie Tong.

New In Comics: '68: Last Rites #3

New this week from Image Comics is '68: Last Rites #3.

"By the flickering light of a scavenged projector, the dark secret behind the zombie plague that destroyed the 1960s is revealed."

'68: Last Rites #3 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 Jeff Zornow and Jay Fotos.

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New In Comics: George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Three

New this week from Marvel is George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Three, the paperback compilation of 

"It's zombies versus vampires — with desperate citizens caught in the crossfire — as the legendary George Romero unleashes the final chapter in his undead epic! Who is kidnapping the children of New York City, where are they taking them, and why? Meanwhile, Dr. Penny Jones has a nasty surprise coming her way when she conducts a zombie autopsy on Xavier. As Election Day looms, will Chandrake retain his rule, or will Chilly Dobbs have his day? And will the election even matter as the warring factions of rebels break through into the city? As Jo tries to make a break from the remote vampire compound, Detective Perez makes a terrifying discovery. It's the moment everyone's been waiting for: all-out zombie versus vampire warfare! Who will rule the Empire of the Dead?"

This compilation collects issues #1 through #5 of George Romero's Empire Of The Dead: Act Three.

George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Three was written by George Romero and illustrated by Andrea Mutti.

Zombie Films On Sale on iTunes

Apple's iTunes store is running two sales right now featuring zombie films.

The Halloween Spine-Tinglers sale includes $9.99 HD versions of 28 Days Later, The Cabin in the Woods, Zombieland, I Am Legend, Evil Dead 2, and the World War Z Unrated Cut.

And the Horror Discoveries sales includes Burying The Ex in HD for $7.99.

New In Comics: Self Storage #1

New this week from 451 Media Group is Self Storage #1.

"Chris Smith has eked by in life hocking the auctioned-off junk from those people who no longer pay the rent on their self storage units. He spends his days hopping from one storage facility to the next, bidding on units sight-unseen, only to sell whatever’s inside to antique dealers and pawn shops for as much money as he can squeeze.

But Chris has never found anything like what’s waiting for him inside unit # 83… …Her name is Jessica.

“What if you found a zombie locked up in a self storage unit? Would you keep it?"

Self Storage #1 was written by Clay McLeod Chapman and illustrated by Matt Timson.

New In Comics: Plants vs. Zombies #5: Grown Sweet Home

New this week from Dark Horse Comics is Plants vs. Zombies #5: Grown Sweet Home.

"Nate and Patrice try to teach a batch of young plants how to be helpful and productive Neighborville citizens. What does Dr. Zomboss hope to find out by spying on them? Writer Paul Tobin and artist Andie Tong tell our main tale, and artist Nneka Myers draws this month’s bonus stories!"

Plants vs. Zombies #5: Grown Sweet Home was written by Paul Tobin, and illustrated by Andie Tong and Nneka Myers, with a cover by Andie Tong.

New On DVD: 12 Movie Horror Pack

New this week from Alchemy is the 12 Movie Horror Pack.

The collection features multiple zombie films including Day of the Dead, Dead Within, Apocalypse of the Dead, Buck Wild, Germ Z, plus Deadtime Stories Volume 1, Deadtime Stories Volume 2, Asylum of the Dead, The Occupants, Parts Per Billion, Deadline, and Death From Above, .

The 12 Movie Horror Pack is available now on DVD.

New In Comics: Marvel Zombies #4

New this week from Marvel is Marvel Zombies #4.

"Out of bullets and out of hope, Elsa Bloodstone desperately struggles across the zombie ridden Deadlands to bring the child she swore to protect to salvation. But with the zombie horde and a merciless stalker hot on her trail, survival will take every ounce of mettle she can muster. Can Elsa survive? And even if she makes it out of the Deadlands, what world awaits her on the other side?"

Marvel Zombies #4 was written by Simon Spurrier, illustrated by Kev Walker, colored by Guru Efx, and features a regular cover by Ken Lashley and Paul Mounts.

New In Comics: The Walking Dead #147

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #147.

"Out in the open."

The Walking Dead #147 was written by Robert Kirkman, and illustrated by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Guadiano, and Cliff Rathburn, and with a cover by Charlie Adlard and Dave Stewart.

New In Comics: Zombie Tramp Halloween Special

New this week from Action Lab Comics is the Zombie Tramp Halloween Special.

"Get set for Hot Habanero Action and Sexy Salsa Sizzle as our favorite Undead Vixen goes south of the border just in time for a Día de Muertos themed Halloween special!! 

When a troubled young girl visits her sister's grave on All Souls Day, could she rise from the ground and come to her sister's aid? That we don't know. But what we do know is that someone does hear her. Someone that does rise from graves. 

That someone is Janey Belle, the Zombie Tramp."

Zombie Tramp Halloween Special was written by Dan Mendoza, and illustrated by Marcelo Trom, with a cover and Risque variant by Trom, and variant covers by Bill McKay and Dan Mendoza.

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New In Comics: Zombie Tramp #15

New this week from Action Lab Comics is Zombie Tramp #15.

"Zombie Tramp’s made her way to the deep south, but her recent encounter with people from her past life leave her ready for some R&R. Maybe the Rolling Hills Country Club will be just what she needs to relax and clear her head. They offer pools, spas, and… satanic sex cult members?!?"

Zombie Tramp #15 was written by Jason Martin and Dan Mendoza, and illustrated by Xenia Xiu, with a regular cover and risqué variant by TMChu, a variant cover by Mendoza, and a variant cover by Brett Parson.

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New On DVD: Dead Rising: Watchtower

New this week from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is Dead Rising: Watchtower, directed by Zach Lipovsky, and starring Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Keegan Tracy, Virginia Madsen, Robert Riggle, and Dennis Haysbert.

Based on the videogame created by Capcom. When a mandatory government vaccine fails and a full-scale zombie epidemic ensues, a news reporter and three other survivors are trapped inside a quarantine zone. The team must use everything they can find to fight off the flesh-hungry mob and evade becoming part of the undead horde.

Dead Rising: Watchtower is available now on DVD and Amazon Video.

New On DVD: iZombie - The Complete First Season

New this week from Warner Home Video is iZombie - The Complete First Season, starring Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and David Anders.

"She's got an appetite for justice... and the brains to go with it.

How many people can say that satisfying their munchies helps solve murders? Meet Olivia "Liv" Moore, a medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life... until she's turned into a zombie. Stuck between half-alive and undead, Liv transfers to Seattle's morgue to access the only thing that allows her to maintain her humanity - human brains. But there are side effects to Liv's new diet: flashes of the corpse's memories - including clues as to how they were killed. Liv works with an eccentric Medical Examiner and a rookie detective to help solve the murders.it's the least a good citizen zombie can do! Based on characters published by DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint from the brains behind Veronica Mars, iZombie delivers crime-fighting zombie adventures in all 13 Season One episodes."

iZombie - The Complete First Season is available now on DVD and Amazon Video.

New In Comics: Zombies vs. Robots #9

New this week from IDW Publishing is Zombies vs Robots #9.

“Ryall and Fuso continue the feature-length “War! ‘Bots!” with the return of a familiar, albeit damaged, face! And another bonus ZvR prose story is included, too!"

Zombies vs Robots #9 was written by Chris Ryall, Ashley Wood, and Nancy Collins, and illustrated by Antonio Fuso and Ashley Wood, with a regular cover by Ashley Wood and a subscription variant cover by Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone.

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New On Blu: The Dead / The Dead 2

New this week from Anchor Bay Entertainment is the two-movie collection The Dead / The Dead 2, both directed by Howard J. Ford and Jonathan Ford.

Dead 1: After crashing off the coast, Lt. Brian Murphy battles for survival across the vast terrains of Africa in search for a way to get back to his beloved family. Joined by local military man Daniel Dembele, who is also searching for his son, both men join forces, all the while battling against the ever-present threat of the living dead!

Dead 2: In this ferocious sequel to the worldwide horror hit, The Dead, The Ford Brothers take their chilling vision of the zombie apocalypse to a different country and a whole new level: As the infectious epidemic spreads through India, an American turbine engineer (Joseph Millson of Casino Royale) learns that his pregnant girlfriend is trapped near the slums of Mumbai. Now, one man must battle his way across a 300-mile wasteland of the ravenous undead and into a nightmare city seething with flesh-eating madness. The Dead 2 puts the Ford Brothers’ unique apocalyptic vision on a far bigger canvas in terms of breathtaking scope, thrilling action , death-defying stunts, emotional resonance and spine-tingling fight. “The Dead 2 is bigger, better and more exciting than the first,” raves HorrorCultFilms. “Thrilling, frightening and incredibly violent. Powerful stuff!”

The Dead / The Dead 2 collection is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.

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