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Aliens vs. Zombies #2

New this week from Zenescope Entertainment is Aliens vs. Zombies #2.

"The zombie virus has hit Earth and wiped out most of the population with terrifying speed. As a team of alien scientists races to stop the spreading plague, their ship is struck and plummets to the chaos below. They must quickly reorganize and find the broken pieces of their ship containing vital equipment in order to save the planet before they’re overwhelmed by hordes of human zombies."

Aliens vs. Zombies #2 was written by Joe Brusha, and illustrated by Vincenzo Riccardi, with Cover A by Jason Metcalf and Ivan Nunes, Cover B by Anthony Spay and Sanju Nivangune, Cover C by Giuseppe Cafaro and David Delanty, and Cover D by Eric J and Stephen Schaffer.

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New In Comics: Marvel Zombies #3

New this week from Marvel is Marvel Zombies #3.

"Stalked across the zombie-ridden Deadlands by a merciless hunter, Elsa Bloodstone is determined to fight her way out and save the life of a child who relies on her for survival. But Elsa is about to learn that the child is not who (or what!) she originally claimed to be…"

Marvel Zombies #3 was written by Simon Spurrier, illustrated by Kev Walker, inked by Jason Gorder, colored by Guru Efx, and features a regular cover by Ken Lashley and Paul Mounts, and a variant cover by Bobby Rubio.

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New In Comics: Zombie Tramp #14

New this week from Action Lab Comics is Zombie Tramp #14.

"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 #14 was written by Jason Martin and Dan Mendoza, and illustrated by Xenia Xiu, with a regular cover by TMChu, a variant cover by Mendoza, and a variant cover by Apterus Graphics.

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New On DVD: Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer

New this week from Whacked Movies is Atom The Amazing Zombie Killer, directed Zack Beins and Richard Taylor, and starring Mark Shonsey, Lindy Starr, Zachary Byron Helm, with a  special appearance by Lloyd Kaufman.

"Atom is an amazing zombie killer, has a horny girlfriend...and is the best bowler in the league! But don't tell that to Dario and the Slashers, the evil bowling rivals who will stop at nothing to thwart Atom and his buddies. When all of his problems come to a head, Atom must battle his worst nightmare--ZOMBIES! May the bloodbath begin! let's ROCK and BOWL in this outrageous horror comedy!"

Special features include a commentary track, music videos, and a making of documentary. 

Atom The Amazing Zombie Killer is available now on DVD and Amazon Instant Video.

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

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

"THE PENULTIMATE ISSUE OF GEORGE ROMERO’S NEW HORROR EPIC ARRIVES!

The warring factions of rebels have made it into the city. Who will win the battle for New York, and what will be left of it? There’s guerrilla warfare…and then there’s ZOMBIE guerrilla warfare. Is it any safer outside the city? Runyon and his crew gamble to find out."

George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Three #4 was written by George Romero, illustrated by Andrea Mutti, and features a cover by Francesco Mattina.

New In Comics: Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #3

New this week from Marvel is Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #3.

"BETWEEN GRIEF AND NOTHING…I’LL TAKE GRIEF! 

Our heroes hold off hordes of ULTRONS and ZOMBIES! HANK PYM must confront what his counterpart hath wrought!

From the domain of PERFECTION, ULTRON is on the verge of a breakthrough that will shake the foundations of BATTLEWORLD!

Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #3 was written by James Robinson, illustrated by Steve Pugh, and colored by Jim Charalampidis, with a cover by Steve Pugh, and a variant cover by Francesco Francavilla.

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New In Comics: The Walking Dead #145

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #145.

"Blood for Blood."

The Walking Dead #145 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: Zombie Resurrection

New this week from Midnight Releasing is Zombie Resurrection, written and directed by Andy Phelps and Jake Hawkins, and starring Eric Colvin, Jim Sweeney, Danny Brown, and Simon Burbage.

"It has been 15 months since the zombie apocalypse. With no new infections for months, the zombies have decayed away; deteriorating to slow, disordered, toothless pests. A group of eight survivors are in the middle of a six-day march across the badlands. A faction splits away from the group and discovers a mysterious serene zombie that lays his hands upon one of the horde, who violently returns to life. Petrified, the resurrected man struggles to escape but is immediately re-devoured; a continual recycling of the horde that keeps them fresh and extraordinarily dangerous. Is this the answer to the zombie plague? A deadly balancing act develops between survival and heroism, in an increasingly splatter-ridden game of cat-and-mouse."

Zombie Resurrection is available now on DVD.

New On DVD: Burying The Ex

New this week from Image Entertainment is Burying The Ex, directed by Joe Dante, and starring Ashley Greene, Anton Yeltsin, and Alexandra Daddario.

"It seemed like a great idea when all-around nice guy Max (ANTON YELCHIN, Star Trek) and his beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn (ASHLEY GREENE, Twilight Saga) moved in together. But when Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare, Max knows it’s time to call it quits. There’s just one problem: he’s terrified of breaking up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is the victim of a fatal, freak accident, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Just as Max is thinking about moving on with what could be his dream girl, Olivia (Alexandra Daddario, True Detective) – Evelyn has returned from the grave and is determined to get her boyfriend back...even if that means transforming him into one of the undead."

Burying The Ex is available now on DVD and Amazon Instant Video.

New On Blu: Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

New this week from Shout! Factory's Scream Factory is Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, directed by Kiah Roche-Turner, and starring Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill, and Luke McKenzie.

"In the aftermath of a comet breaking up over Earth, most of the planet's population quickly succumbs to a strange disease which turns them into "zombies." Few survive, and those who do, quickly discover all existing fuel sources have been rendered useless by the plague.

Trapped in a wilderness teeming with living dead, one of the survivors, Barry, has lost everything except his sister, Brooke. But even as the disaster unfolds, Brooke is kidnapped and dragged to a terrifying medical lab run by a psychotic "doctor" who is performing a series of deranged experiments on plague survivors. As Brooke struggles to devise an escape plan, she realizes that the doctor's experiments have given her strange powers over his zombie captives. Unaware of his sister's new powers, Barry teams up with fellow survivors to rescue her and protect what family he has left.

With a healthy dose of Mad Max-inspired vehicular mayhem and an enormous serving of pure, raw talent, this raucous post-apocalyptic epic is one of the most original and wildly entertaining genre films in years!"

Bonus features include an audio commentary with The Roache-Turner Brothers, The Wyrmdiaries: Behind The Scenes Of Wyrmwood featurette, Crowdfunding Videos: Wyrmwood Production Pitch, deleted scenes, 7-Minute Teaser Scene, storyboards, and the theatrical trailer.

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead is available on Blu-ray, DVD, Amazon Instant Video, and Netflix streaming.

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.

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