Official Press Release
Los Angeles - February 14th, 2008 - The award-winning undead anthology ZOMBIE TALES rises from the grave-and this time it's monthly! The premiere issue gathers top writers Steve Niles (30 DAYS OF NIGHTS), Joe R. Lansdale (JONAH HEX), and ACADEMY AWARD nominee Kim Krizan (BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE SUNSET) for a trio of undead tales that will rot your head away!
"I am so excited we decided to bring out the undead monthly with ZOMBIE TALES. Having horror guru Steve Niles along with Joe R. Lansdale and Kim Krizan to jumpstart the ongoing series with such gory brilliance is spectacular," said Mark Waid, BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief.
Steve Niles of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT fame headlines the first issue, joined with writer Joe R. Lansdale, who is best-known for his work on DC's JONAH HEX, and anchored by ACADEMY AWARD nominated screenwriter Kim Krizan, who makes her comics debut with her tale. Variant covers will ship for every issue. Each issue of ZOMBIE TALES will unearth these stories of the undead with different master storytellers and spectacularly rendered art by some of the top comics artists every month.
This new ZOMBIE TALES ongoing series marks BOOM! Studios' third monthly ongoing title, fitting perfectly alongside its best-selling monthly, FALL OF CTHULHU, and the recently announced CTHULHU TALES. BOOM! Studios' horror titles have helped define the company, from its smash hit ZOMBIE TALES one-shots to BOOM!'s top-selling trio of CTHULHU TALES one-shots, making BOOM! Studios is the "go-to" publisher for quality horror and thrillers.
"Everybody at BOOM! is really stoked about doing another new monthly anthology. We had such success with the original ZOMBIE TALES one-shots, we knew our fans were hungry for more. And this new monthly ZOMBIE TALES will satiate the most ravenous fans!" Chip Mosher, Marketing and Sales Director for BOOM! Studios said.
The original ZOMBIE TALES featured work from the best of the best, including talent such as Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, EUREKA creator Andrew Cosby, TRANSFORMERS THE MOVIE writer John Rogers, EUREKA TV show writer Johanna Stokes, FALL OF CTHULHU writer Michael Alan Nelson, FALLEN ANGEL's J.K. Woodward, PAINKILLER JANE's Lee Moder, 100 BULLETS' Dave Johnson, Mark Badger, and many, many more!
ZOMBIE TALES #1 is featured in this month's February 2008 Diamond Previews catalogue and will ship in April of this year. ZOMBIE TALES #1 Cover A has a Diamond Code of FEB083579 and Cover B has a Diamond Code of FEB083580, For those who missed the previous anthology, the ZOMBIE TALES trade paperback is being offered again in the same Diamond Previews catalogue.
About BOOM! Studios
Winner of Wizard Magazine's "Best New Publisher," BOOM! Studios (http://www.boom-studios.com ) is a unique new publishing house specializing in high-profile projects from some of the industry's biggest talents. Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios continues to be on the leading edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.
BOOM! Studios co-founder Andrew Cosby's television series EUREKA recently finished its second season at the Sci-Fi Channel, having launched to impressive ratings this past summer and consistently winning several key demographics on basic cable. EUREKA is the highest-rated series in the Sci-Fi Channel's history.