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The ZOM-B blog - covering the pop culture invasion of the living dead with info, news and reviews of zombie movies, TV shows, books, comics and games.

New In Comics: Rot & Ruin #5

New in this week from IDW Publishing is Rot & Ruin #5, based on Jonathan Maberry's award-winning zombie book series.

"“Warrior Smart,” conclusion! Benny and Chong are exiled from the farm–without weapons and surrounded by zombies. Nix and Lilah are prisoners, and if Farmer John gets his way, they’ll live their lives in a terrible kind of slavery. How far are four teens willing to go to save those they love? Maberry and Vargas bring the four young samurai to the brink of madness, where every choice is a bad choice and the hungry dead are at the door."

Rot & Ruin #5 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 Comics: Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #6

New last week from DC Comics is Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #6.

"G.I. Zombie and his new team sink deeper and deeper into the zombie rabbit hole, as what they thought would be a shoot ‘em up mission to take down a terrorist cell hits the fan! Curtain after curtain is pulled back on everything Jared thought he knew about the undead."

Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #6 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 In Books: Zombified

New this week from K-Teen is Zombified by Adam Gallardo.

"My name is Courtney, and I don't sell Vitamin Z at the Bully Burger anymore. These days my friends and I spend our after-school hours kicking zombie butt. Half the school is mad at me, even though I'm the one keeping their gray matter off the menu. And my dad won't let me talk about going to Columbia next year, even though the Army's clearing shufflers out of NYC. 

These fast new super-zombies are pretty scary, and if it wasn't for the new guy's awesome moves we'd be toast. Between him, my maybe-boyfriend Phil, and my Z-head ex Brandon, stupid boys are going to lead the undead right to my doorstep. They can chase me all they want--whatever else happens, I am going to get the Z out of Zomburbia."

Zombified is available now in paperback and Kindle versions.

New In Comics: Zombie Tramp #6

New this week from Action Lab Comics is Zombie Tramp #6.

"When you're the street walking dead, you never know what kind of situations you may find yourself in from town to town. This time Zombie Tramp may regret her choice of locals as she's drawn into an underground fight club. Grab your spurs, it's time for a honky-tonk beat down!"

Zombie Tramp #6 was written by Dan Mendoza and Jason Martin, and illustrated by Anna Lencioni.

New On DVD: Scared Silly: 13 Classic Horror Comedies

New this week from Mill Creek Entertainment is Scared Silly: 13 Classic Horror Comedies, featuring King of the Zombies from 1941, directed by Jean Yarbrough, and starring Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland, and Henry Victor.

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"During World War II, an American agent, his butler and a pilot are searching for a missing admiral when their plane crash lands on a Caribbean island.  Taken in by a German doctor and his strange wife, the trio discovers the island inhabited by zombies under the control of Dr. Sangre.  The doctor is attempting to use the zombies to extract information from the missing admiral to help his country’s war efforts.  Through the efforts of the butler, the heroes are able to turn the tables on Dr. Sangre and set his zombies against him."

Also included in the set is Creature from the Haunted Sea, The Creeping Terror, Deathrow Gameshow, Ghosts on the Loose, Little Shop of Horrors, Manos: The Hands of Fate, My Mom's a Werewolf, One Body Too Many, A Bucket of Blood, The Gorilla, Scared Stiff, and Spooks Run Wild.

Scared Silly: 13 Classic Horror Comedies is available now on DVD.

New In Comics: The Walking Dead #136

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #136.

"Found."

The Walking Dead #136 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 #5

New this week from Marvel is George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Two #5.

"CONCLUDING THE 2ND CHILLING CHAPTER OF GEORGE ROMERO‘S UNDEAD EPIC! • Is Barnum a vampire? Is Penny becoming one? • Can Dixie control the rogue militia…and what is their grand plan? • What happens to Jo and Xavier in our climactic scene that will set the stage for Act Three?"

Empire of the Dead: Act Two #5 was written by George Romero, illustrated by Dalibor Talajic, and features a cover by Alexander Lozano.

New On DVD: Ninja Zombies

New this week from Anderson Digital is Ninja Zombies, directed Noah Cooper, and starring Michael Lee, Michael Castro, Ashley Park, Pamela Chan, and, as himself, Lloyd Kaufman.

"There's nothing that geeky slacker Dameon Kim hates more than responsibility... except for confrontation. And zombies. He begins having nightmares — flashes from the life of a samurai on the run and a sword that can raise the dead (the Jigoku no Ken). Much to his dismay, these dreams lead him to discover a chest containing clues about his family’s mysterious past and proof that the evil sword is real and the samurai was his ancestor.

His roommate Kara finds the Jigoku No Ken and uses it to bring her recently deceased brother back from the grave-- but she accidentally raises the long-dead Kage Ninja Clan in the process! Driven by their burning desire to find the evil sword (and a ravenous hunger for human flesh), they descend upon Dameon’s house. 

Now Dameon, Kara, and their other roommates --the geeky Luke, the frat boys G and Lar-Dawg, and the suburban princess Trish-- must band together if they want to survive as the NINJA ZOMBIES hunt them down. Can Dameon grow up in time to accept the power of his ancestor and his responsibility to save the world?"

Ninja Zombies is available now on DVD.

New On DVD: SICK: Survive The Night

New this week 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 is available now on DVD.

New In Comics: Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #5

New last week from DC Comics is Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #5.

"In September we saw a glimpse of a zombie-infected world five years in the future. Now, even as Jared tries to save Carmen’s life, he’s forced to lead his new team against the terrorists, whose actions are making it look less and less like that future can be avoided."

Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #5 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 In Comics: Rot & Ruin #4

New in December from IDW Publishing is Rot & Ruin #4, based on Jonathan Maberry's award-winning zombie book series.

"Faced with the terrible realities of Farmer John’s community, Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong know they have to escape. But they are caught between guards armed with assault weapons on one side of the fence, and an endless legion of zombies on the other. There’s a saying in their world: “In the Rot & Ruin, everything wants to kill you.” NY Times best-selling author and multiple Bram Stoker award-winner, Jonathan Maberry and artist Tony Vargas ratchet up the action as Benny and his friends are forced to make terrible choices in order to survive."

Rot & Ruin #4 was written by Jonathan Maberry, illustrated by Tony Vargas, colored by Oliver Lee Arce, lettered by Shawn Lee, and features a cover by Alex Ronald, and a subscription variant cover by Robert Sacchetto.

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The Walking Dead Series Books 1 - 4 On Sale Today

The Walking Dead novels by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga are featured today as one of Amazon's Kindle Daily Deals.

Book 1 in the series, Rise of the Governor, is priced at $1.99, and its three sequels - The Road to Woodbury, The Fall of the Governor: Part One, and The Fall of the Governor: Part Two are just $2.99 each.

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