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New In Comics: True Believers: Marvel Zombies #1

New this week from Marvel is True Believers: Marvel Zombies #1, a special edition reprint of that title that is priced at just one dollar.

"What can you get for a dollar? How about the Marvel Universe? Marvel is proud to present TRUE BELIEVERS – special introductory comics for the low price of only $1 each. Coming this April your window into the biggest stories in Marvel history costs only a buck! Enter the world of Civil War, Age of Apocalypse, Old Man Logan, Planet Hulk, the critically-acclaimed ICON series Powers and many more with the first chapters of these top-selling, critically-acclaimed collections. Just in time for Secret Wars (maybe you’ve heard of it? Secret Wars – the biggest Marvel event ever!), catch up on some of the most celebrated stories in Marvel histories before their appearance in the biggest comic event of 2015!"

True Believers: Marvel Zombies #1 was written by Robert Kirkman, illustrated by Sean Phillips, and colored by June Chung, with a cover by Arthur Suydam and Randy Gentile.

New In Comics: George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Three #1

New this week from Marvel Comics is George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Three #1.

"IT’S ZOMBIES VS VAMPIRES—WITH DESPERATE CITIZENS CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE— AS THE LEGENDARY GEORGE ROMERO UNLEASHES THE FINAL CHAPTER IN HIS NEW UNDEAD EPIC!

Zombie Autopsy! But is Xavier dead or undead? Dr. Penny Jones may have a nasty surprise coming her way! Who is kidnapping the children of NYC, where are they taking them, and why? The future of Manhattan may rest in the answers!"

George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Three #1 was written by George Romero, illustrated by Andrea Mutti, colored by Rain Beredo, lettered by Cory Petit, and features a cover by Francesco Mettina, and a variant cover by Phil Noto.

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New In Comics: Return of the Living Deadpool #3

New this week from Marvel Comics is Return of the Living Deadpool #3.

"A planet overrun by Deadpools what could the danger be? Tummy sore from laughing? Overdose of awesomesauce? Could it be you can have too much of a good thing???"

Return of the Living Deadpool #3 was written by Cullen Bunn, and illustrated by Nicole Virella, with a cover by Jay Shaw.

New On DVD: The Lucio Fulci Collection

New this week from Blue Underground is The Lucio Fulci Collection, a three movie set featuring Fulci's zombie gore fest City of the Living Dead, along with The House by the Cemetery, and The New York Ripper.

In City of the Living Dead:

"The Seven Gates Of Hell have been torn open, and in three days the dead shall rise and walk the earth. As a reporter and a psychic race to close the portals of the damned, they encounter a seething nightmare of unspeakable evil. The city is alive - with the horrors of the living dead!"

Extras for City of the Living Dead include:

The Making of CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD featuring interviews with star Catriona MacColl, co-star Michele Soavi, production designer Massimo Antonello Geleng, assistant makeup effects artist Rosario Prestopino, special effects artist Gino De Rossi, cinematographer Sergio Salvati, and camera operator Roberto Forges Davanzati.

Acting Among the Living Dead featuring an Interview with Star Catriona MacColl.

Entering the Gates of Hell featuring an Interview with Star Giovanni Lombardo Radice.

Memories of the Maestro in which the cast and crew reminisce about working with Lucio Fulci.

Marketing of the Living Dead featuring a poster and still gallery.

English Trailer

Italian Trailer

Radio spots

Still gallery

The Lucio Fulci Collection is available now on Blu-ray.

Schwarzenegger Puts Mankind At Risk To Protect Maggie, His Zombie Virus-infected Daughter

In the new trailer for Maggie, Arnold Schwarzenegger does what a dad does by doing whatever he needs to do to protect his daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin) from the forced quarantine and eventual extermination that faces all who are infected with the zombie virus.

Maggie was written by John Scott 3, directed by Henry Hobson, and stars Schwarzenegger, Breslin, Joely Richardson, Laura Cayouette, 

It opens in theaters in limited released on May 8, 2015.

New In Comics: The Walking Dead #139

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #139.

"FROM THE EDGE OF THE WORLD. A new arc begins as our world gets even bigger."

The Walking Dead #139 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 In Comics: Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #8

New this week from DC Comics is Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #8.

"The end is nigh! The mission is blown sky-high as G.I. Zombie learns that he is a big part of the plan and races to save the world from a zombie apocalypse!"

Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #8 was written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, illustrated and colored by Scott Hampton, lettered by Rob Leigh, and features a cover by Scott Hampton.

New In Comics: Zombies Vs Robots #3

New this week from IDW Publishing is Zombies vs Robots #3.

"“Inherit the Earth!,” part 3! Space-faring humans have returned to Earth to find it still dead but crawling with oddly sentient zombies, robots and… Mermen! Finally! Also: Niles and Mayerik continue to help rebuild the mythos in unexpected ways!"

Zombies vs Robots #3 was written by Chris Ryall and Steve Niles, and illustrated by Anthony Diecidue, Val Mayerick, and Ashley Wood, with coloring by Jay Fotos, lettering by Shawn Lee, a cover by Ashley Wood, and a subscription variant cover by James Stokoe.

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New On DVD: Ebola Zombies

New this week from Wild Eye Releasing is Ebola Zombies, written and directed by Samuel Leong, and starring Anna Chan, Jack Chan, and Cash Lee.

"The Raid meets Dawn of the Dead - when a group of thieves break into an industrial complex to pull off a jewelry heist, but stumble upon a hidden laboratory where unorthodox SARS and Ebola experiments are taking place on stolen cadavers, who soon mutate into blood-thirsty zombies. Now, the thieves must punch, kick and shoot their way to freedom from the police and the growing army of the undead."

Ebola Zombies is available now on DVD.

Wil Wheaton Takes On The Zombies of 'Dead of Winter'

In this episode of TableTop, Will Wheaton and his guests Ashley Johnson, Grant Imahara, and Dodger Leigh take on the zombies of Dead of Winter

Dead of Winter is the first entry in the Crossroads board game series from Plaid Hat Games that "tests a group of survivors' ability to work together and stay alive while facing crises and challenges from both outside and inside."

New In Comics: Zombie Tramp #9

New this week from Action Lab Comics is Zombie Tramp #9.

"The perfect jumping on point for new readers! Janey is back, fresh from a dirt nap, and continuing her cross-country quest. But when a bath in what appears to be an abandoned Detroit warehouse leaves rings in the tub, the meth chef resident cooks up a new drug… yep, it’s Breaking Bath Salts! Plus a major character in an all-new upcoming ongoing monthly series makes her first ever full costume appearance!"

Zombie Tramp #9 was written by Dan Mendoza and Jason Martin, and illustrated by Winston Young, with a cover by TMChu, a variant cover by Dan Mendoza, a Risqué variant cover by TMChu, and a Vampblade variant cover by Winston Young.

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Vampblade variant cover:

New In Books: The Breadwinner

New this week from Permuted Press is The Breadwinner by Stevie Kopas, the first book in a planned trilogy.

"There are no heroes here.

In a matter of days the human race is reduced to nothing more than vicious, flesh hungry creatures.

Samson, a criminal defense attorney, struggles to keep his family safe and his sanity intact when the world comes apart at the seams. 

Veronica, the high school track star, races to get her brother out of their doomed city.  

Ben, a military veteran, is forced to come to grips with the end of the world as he fights the undead.  

Andrew a police officer, struggles to maintain some sort of humanity in a world overrun by death and destruction.

There is no good vs. evil, there is simply the living vs. the dead.  The good guys don’t always win, because sometimes, the good guys have to be the bad guys in order to stay alive."

The Breadwinner is available join paperbackKindle, and Audible editions.

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