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A zombie's credo could be better late than never. As in, it's better to rise late than not rise at all, considering there has to be some reanimation in play in order for a zombie to be a zombie. It's a credo that IDW Entertainment also abides by, offering readers the chance to see some reanimation a few months after Halloween when the publisher releases Deadworld: War of the Dead in December. The work offers a look at the talents of Gary Reed and Sami Makkonen.
"I'm excited about this series," said Reed. "And the title of the series, Restoration, ties in with a number of different elements within the story. Yes, some things are restored but it's not going to be what most people think."
The lepers have been slaughtered, the people who escaped the breeder pits head for the safety of New Washington, and now the zombies are under the control of Donna, the half-human/half-zombie hybrid. With King Zombie dead, Donna is the leader of the zombies...or is she?
Reed is the one of the original writers of the Deadworld series and long time contributor as well as the co-created and writer of the Harvey Award nominee for Best New Series, Baker Street. Makkonen is of Eisner Award nominated series Hatter M fame and has won the prestigious Sarjis Award in Finland for Best Illustrator and is the artist for IDW's recently released Ryse: Son of Damocles digital interactive graphic novel. Deadworld: War of the Dead was the first Deadworld to be presented in color and won the Ghastly Award as Best Mini-Series of 2012 as well as received the same nominations from the Shel Dorf Awards and the Comic Monsters Awards.
Full press release below.