Media Release — The Other Dead #1 will be released to all comic shops, Comixology, and the IDW app this coming Wednesday, September 25th. The riveting story of a Zombie Animal outbreak set in Louisiana during the next Hurricane Katrina, The Other Dead is an all-star collaboration between Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman, award-winning, best-selling writer Joshua Ortega (Gears of War), Minimates creator and Art Asylum founder Digger T Mesch (Agent 88), rising star Qing Ping Mui (Warcraft), and acclaimed colorist Blond (DC and Marvel Comics).
The book will feature a special Subscription Variant cover by Kevin Eastman, which will be the first of a series of interlocking covers that will form one entire Zombie Animal masterpiece! The Other Dead #1 also features a 1:10 Incentive Cover by the legendary Dave Dorman, the same controversial President Obama cover that’s had the internet absolutely abuzz!
Early Praise for The Other Dead:
“How has this brilliant premise not been done yet? Just when we’re inundated with ‘zombie this, zombie that,’ Ortega, Digger, and Eastman come along with a rip-roaring adventure that provides the most unique spin on the zombie apocalypse in years.”
–Cliff Bleszinski, Creator, Gears of War
“Gleefully gory and subversive with snark–the only problem with this book is that I didn’t come up with the idea first!”
–Hugh Sterbakov, Emmy-nominated writer of Robot Chicken, Freshmen, and City Under the Moon
“The Other Dead finds space to be itself in a genre where most practitioners stick to the tried and true. Original and genuinely scary.”
-Mike Carey, Eisner Award-winning writer of Unwritten, Lucifer, and X-Men
“Ortega and Mesch wisely placed this animal reanimation within the context of the human experience separate from the reanimation…(and focus) on how the undead apocalypse would affect the living of this world that were left to pick up the apocalyptic pieces. If I haven’t entreated you with the story, perhaps I can entice you with the art, because it’s absolutely gorgeous…(and) the animals, both living and undead, are gorgeously rendered.”
–Rob Patey, Reviewer, Ain’t It Cool News