28 Days Later in comics

28 Days Later scared the crap out of me. It wasn't the rage or the abusive military. No, it scared me because it was the first modern adaptation of zombies that I can recall where the zombies could run. Not just run...they freaking sprinted. Gone were the strategies of outrunning a trotting zombie or simply stepping out of their reach. Next week it looks like we all may be screwed though with the end nigh. Boom! Studios has a new comic in their future called 28 Days Later #1. Not much for originality here, but hey, the title tells you what you need to know. The first issue is due August 26 and will be $3.99. The first arc will be based on the movie mythos and focus on Selena. It will bridge the gap between 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, an admittedly wide gap that was loosely filled in. We never find out what happens to Selena though, and this series aims to show just that. Michael Alan Nelson is writing it with art by Declan Shalvey. The first issue will feature three covers by Tim Bradstreet, Sean Phillips and Brett Weldele in a 50/25/25 split. AND there will also be a Cover D Incentive by DNA Films. Full press release below after some juicy interiors from the first issue. 28 DAYS LATER #1 RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 26th "The End of the World Is Extremely Nigh!" First Issue of New Ongoing Series Features Covers by Tim Bradstreet, Sean Phillips & Brett Weldele August 17th, 2009 - Los Angeles - Finally, the wait for the End of the World is over as BOOM! Studios' 28 DAYS LATER #1 will hit stands Wednesday, August 26th. The first arc will be firmly based in 28 DAYS LATER continuity with the story focusing on Selena. Bridging the gap between 28 DAYS LATER and 28 WEEKS LATER, the series will focus on the question: what happened to Selena after 28 DAYS LATER? The film franchise has grossed over $145 million globally and been named by the cable channel Bravo as having one of "The 100 Scariest Movie Moments." Empire Magazine honored it as one of the "500 Greatest Movies of All Time." The New York Times called it "Bracingly smart." 28 DAYS LATER #1 is an ongoing series written by Michael Alan Nelson (FALL OF CTHULHU, HEXED) and drawn by red hot newcomer Declan Shalvey. The first issue features three covers by Tim Bradstreet, Sean Phillips and Brett Weldele in a 50/25/25 split with a Cover D Incentive by DNA Films shipping 1 for every 25. 28 DAYS LATER #1 is priced at $3.99, 24 pgs and carries a Diamond Code of MAY090724. About BOOM! Studios BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry's biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company's FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM! Kids, with Pixar's THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney's THE MUPPETS. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fourth anniversary.