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Trailer: How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

"Ten years after the zombie apocalypse was supposedly averted, a new outbreak causes eighteen year old Norm Elman to learn the true nature of the zombie threat and the safe haven that protects him and others from it."

How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse is an upcoming web series from writer Justin M. Lesniewski and director Stewart Wade that stars Tyler Mauro, Patrick Finerty, Xango Henry, Wyntergrace Williams, and Leah McKendrick.

You can find out more at How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse's official website - HowToZombie.com - and you can follow them on Twitter at @How2Zombie.

New In Comics: George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Two #4

New this week from Marvel is George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Two #4.

"Welcome back to New York City years after a world-changing undead plague—and now outside forces are knocking on Manhattan’s walls! What is more chilling to Barnum, the fact that she loves someone else…or the bite mark on her wrist? Are the roaming flesh-eaters growing smarter every day? Can the ruling blood-suckers maintain their grip on power? Will the Southern militia pillage the greatest city in the world?"

Empire of the Dead: Act Two #4 was written by George Romero, illustrated by Dalibor Talajic, and features a cover by Alexander Lozano.

New In Comics: Zombie Tramp #5

New this week from Action Lab Comics is Zombie Tramp #5.

"Janey, our titular Zombie Tramp, is back on the road. When a simple pit stop at a desert biker bar attracts unwanted attention, she quickly finds herself tested yet again... by a monster more powerful than her?! Supernatural bar fighting, and blacktop dueling in a bikini and leather gear - it’s just another day for Zombie Tramp."

Zombie Tramp #5 was written by Dan Mendoza and Jason Martin, and illustrated by Dennis Budd.

SICK: Survive the Night Is Coming Soon

Coming soon from Midnight Releasing is SICK: Survive the Night, directed by Ryan M. Andrews, and starring Christina Aceto, Robert Nolan, Richard Roy Sutton, and scream queen Debbie Rochon.

"Two years after the infection began, billions have died, Governments have collapsed and the human race is on the brink of extinction. Dr. Leigh Rozetta is a young, maverick scientist, who’s been living in a secret underground Government facility since the outbreak began. After constant failed attempts to find a cure, Leigh sneaks away to return to her parent’s house. On her way she crosses paths with Seph and Mckay, two militant survivalists, who only just barely escaped an attack from a group of infected. With nightfall close at hand, the three of them know they need to seek shelter, as the SICK are more active in the dark. Boarding themselves up in Leigh’s parents house, the plan is simple: survive the night. But with the SICK surrounding the house and their own tensions through the roof, they’ll be lucky if anyone makes it out alive."

SICK: Survive the Night will be available on DVD on January 6, 2015.

New In Comics: Extinction Parade: War #5

New this week from Avatar Press is Extinction Parade: War #5.

"The final issue of the second series epic conflict erupts into a super-size issue as the Army of the Bloodline is finally revealed!  The war between Vampires and Zombies reaches a critical point as the long rumored Vampire army is finally assembled, preparing for a way to end this War.  New York Times Bestselling Author MAX BROOKS pushes the limits of modern horror to the breaking point in this pivotal chapter in his epic tale of undead class battle.   Extinction Parade will return in 2015 with the third, and final chapter of the most epic conflict ever!  

Available with Regular, Wraparound, End of a Species, Leather (limited to just 1000 copies), and Bloodwashed and Pure Art Retailer Order Incentive covers, all by series artist Raulo Caceres."

Extinction Parade: War #5 was written by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Caceres.

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New In Comics: '68: Homefront #4

New this week from Image Comics is '68: Homefront #4.

"Trapped in a snow bound cabin somewhere outside Black Falls, Canada, a group of terrified survivors must battle more than the blizzard outside to keep their pulses. A maniacal, gun-toting mountain man, an undead Mountie, and a mob of shambling, rotting, reanimated corpses all want inside. As Vietnam-era draft cards burn, horror mounts...and blood will stain the snow."

'68: Homefront #4 was written by Mark Kidwell, and illustrated by Kyle Charles and Jay Fotos, with a cover by Nat Jones, and variant cover by Christopher Shy.

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New In Comics: Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #4

New this week from DC Comics is Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #4.

"Frenzy in a small town! How can G.I. Zombie protect the world from a city infected with a zombie virus – when the whole place has turned on him?"

Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #4 was written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, illustrated and colored by Scott Hampton, lettered by Rob Leigh, and features a cover by Darwyn Cooke.

New On Blu: Shock Waves

New this week from Blue Underground is Shock Waves, directed by Ken Wiederhorn, and starring Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Brooke Adams, and Luke Halpin.

"Beneath The Living... Beyond The Dead... From The Depths of Hell's Ocean!

In the dark days of World War II, the Nazi High Command ordered its scientists to create a top secret race of indestructible zombie storm troopers - un-living, unfeeling, unstoppable monstrosities that killed with their bare hands. They were known as The Death Corps. No member of this horrific SS unit was ever captured by the Allied Forces - and, somewhere off the coast of Florida, they have survived... 

Peter Cushing (STAR WARS), Brooke Adams (INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS) and John Carradine (THE BOOGEY MAN) star in this suspenseful and genuinely creepy shocker co-written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn (RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD PART II). One of the great horror "sleepers" of the 1970s, SHOCK WAVES has been freshly transferred and fully restored in High Definition from the only known surviving materials!

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Ken Wiederhorn, Make-Up Designer Alan Ormsby and Filmmaker Fred Olen Ray
  • Nazi Zombies On A Budget - Interview with Producer/Cinematographer Reuben Trane
  • Notes For The Undead - Interview with Composer Richard Einhorn
  • Sole Survivor - Interview with Star Brooke Adams
  • From FLIPPER To SHOCK WAVES - Interview with Star Luke Halpin
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • Poster & Still Gallery

Shock Waves is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.

New In Comics: Rot & Ruin #3

New this week from IDW Publishing is Rot & Ruin #3, based on Jonathan Maberry's award-winning zombie book series.

"Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong are taken in by Farmer John and his community. They’re offered shelter, protection, and food if they stay. The only hitch is what they will have to do in order to earn their keep. In the world of the Rot & Ruin nothing is ever what it seems –and ‘horror’ comes in all shapes and sizes."

Rot & Ruin #3 was written by Jonathan Maberry, illustrated by Tony Vargas, colored by Oliver Lee Arce, lettered by Chris Mowry, and features a cover by Alex Ronald, and a subscription variant cover by Robert Sacchetto.

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New In Books: Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame

New this week from Constable & Robinson is Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame by Stephen Jones.

"Human Reanimation Virus (HRV) has spread around the globe and most of the major cities have fallen or been destroyed. As a new race of intelligent zombies rise to power, the remaining pockets of human resistance make a last, desperate stand in the ruins of a world on the brink of unimaginable change.

With the final pieces of the epic puzzle falling into place, a centuries-old Endgame is revealed through a series of interconnected documents – emails, articles, reports,
diaries and eyewitness accounts – as past and future hang in the balance.

In this third and final volume of the original best-selling Zombie Apocalypse! trilogy, Thomas Moreby’s plan for world domination is finally revealed in all its mad glory, as the very fabric of time and space is ripped apart and history itself is about to be changed forever...

Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame is available now in paperback and Kindle editions.

New In Comics: The Walking Dead #134

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #134.

"From whispers to screams."

The Walking Dead #134 features a story by Robert Kirkman, art by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Guadiano, and Cliff Rathburn, and a cover by Charlie Adlard and Dave Stewart.

New In Comics: George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Two #3

New this week from Marvel is George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Two #3.

"Welcome back to New York City years after a world-changing undead plague - and now outside forces are knocking on Manhattan’s walls! Mayor Chandrake makes two huge power plays - with deadly consequences! What’s worse, the roaming flesh-eaters who seem to be growing smarter every day... the ruling blood-suckers struggling to keep their grip on power… or the Southern army bent on pillaging the greatest city in the world?"

Empire of the Dead: Act Two #3 was written by George Romero, illustrated by Dalibor Talajic, and features a cover by Alexander Lozano.

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