Marvel teased an upcoming zombie comic book project with George A. Romero earlier this year, but we were surprised to see no major announcements at Comic-Con last month. Thankfully, the series is still moving forward and I received a number of new details during my recent interview session with the legendary horror director.
The topic of his comic book series came up when we discussed the evolution of zombies in his "Dead" world. Specifically, I was interested in knowing if he thought his zombies would get to the point where they'd be able to co-exist with humans. While the zombies don't really change in The Walking Dead, Romero's zombies continue to evolve and he promised that we'll see more of that in the upcoming comic book series:
"Max Brooks and I do these panel discussions together and he believes that humans don’t stand a chance. I don’t know… I’m writing a comic book series right now for Marvel. I can’t really say anything about the story, but I’ll just say that the zombies are advancing even a little further."
While originally set for a "fall 2013" release, he told me that the release date may have been pushed back:
"They were going to originally launch it in October, but I understand that they’re pushing it back. I don’t know why, but maybe they don’t want to bridge it over Christmas."
I've been wondering if the plan was for a limited series or if this would be Marvel's answer to The Walking Dead. At this point, Romero said that he's written enough content for fifteen issues and told me that it's expected to be a limited series. He also let me know that he may release a novelization:
"It’s fifteen books, so it’s long. It’s the equivalent of two and a half screenplays. It’s a novel basically and, in fact, I might novelize it."
I'll be getting in touch with Marvel for more information in the near future and you can expect regular coverage of George A. Romero's comic book series. You can read yesterday's portion of my interview session with George A. Romero by visiting: