Thursday, March 13, 2008

In ONE weeks, the dead will walk

...and drink, too.

EVERYBODY'S DEAD #1 by Lynch and Crosland, hits stores on March 19. And to do a little more "pre-partying" in its honor, here's a look at Dave's pencils to issue 5's cover. I would say "spoiler alert," but since you don't know any of these characters yet, it shouldn't affect anything. But after you read issue 1, then beware of retroactive spoilers from what you're seeing here.
UPDATE! Enjoy the inks, too, just minutes after they showed up in my inbox.


Anonymous said...

Sweet. So many blacks to be spotted. Its like a wet ink dream.

Anonymous said...

I really don't understand the overwhelming, incessant Zombie love festering in the comic industry these days...what's up with that?

Anonymous said...

I don't understand the overwhelming, incessant need to be a blog comment pooper. What's up with that?

Anonymous said...

Ah, I see you fail to ACTUALLY reply to my question and, instead, attack me. No wonder you remain anonymous.

Chris Ryall said...

>I really don't understand the overwhelming, incessant Zombie love festering in the comic industry these days...what's up with that?

I think I could turn around and say the same about superhero comics--it seems there's a bit more love for those than any other comic book subgenre. A handful of zombie comics doesn't necessarily equate to "festering love," but I think that a number of them have been well-told, which has increased the appetite for more. But in this comic's case, it's my festering love for Brian Lynch and Dave Crosland that has me excited for people to see it, never mind the subject matter.

Anonymous said...

Undoubtedly the art is fantastic, as you've already showcased. And, obviously, I can't comment on the writing yet as, well, it hasn't been released for me to read yet.

Superhero comics, of course, are the mainstay of the industry and have been, how long has it been since Action Comics #1 changed things up? And I can certainly understand the "hate" for some of it, especially the sheer numbers at times.

And I guess my hate comes more from certain comic shop owners loving zombies to the point of shoving poorly written zombie comics at me whenever theyre released (and, frankly, I thought the Marvel Zombies stuff was poorly written. But I guess that could also just be me thinking superhero zombies don't make much sense as "good guys"...I digress).

I think it also has something to do with a lot of zombie movies in recent years too (the past 5 years I've seen/heard of more zombie flcks tha the past 15 combined).

No offense intended, just asking a question.

Chris Ryall said...

I didn't take any offense, actually. While some zombies comics--like some "anything" comics--have been done badly, I do like whenever non-superhero books get good attention. I like superhero books just fine, don't get me wrong, but I do also like when the industry gets noticed for books that reach beyond what everyone knows.

Whatever the genre EVERYBODY'S DEAD gets lumped into, though, it's just a damned entertaining comic. It's as much a humor comic and a college-life comic as it is anything... but with zombies, too.