Fans and Media Watching Closely As This Story Unfolds
LOS ANGELES, CA--—The Other Dead (IDW Publishing) comic’s creative team just received word that their book, slated to release on 9/11, is being held up in Customs “to spray for moths.” The timing is conspiracy theory-level suspicious, given the fact that the book’s one-in-10 variant cover by Eisner and Inkpot Award-winning artist Dave Dorman portrays President Obama wielding guns, just as the President is currently considering military action against Syria. “At first I thought Customs said they were spraying for Mothra, which was ironic since the books were being held up in Asia, and this is a sci-fi horror comic about deadly creatures,” quipped Dorman. “But the timing of this delay is suspect.”
Creators Joshua Ortega (Gears of War), Digger T. Mesch (Art Asylum, Mini Mates), Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Heavy Metal) and IDW Publishing are left to wonder when the book will hit retail shelves. The Other Dead is the first in the zombie genre to tell the tale of a zombie plague hitting the animal world, and the unexpected effect this has on the world.
The Other Dead creative team is continuing to monitor the situation and will update the media as they learn of the retail fate of The Other DeadIssue #1. For breaking news, please “Like” Facebook.com/
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