Written by James Ferguson
Published on Sunday, 16 December 2012 16:28
What can you possibly add to the current zombie craze to make it more interesting? Add aliens, of course! That's what IDW Publishing is planning with the upcoming mini-series entitled The Colonized. Due out in April, the four-issue comic will be written by Chris Ryall (Groom Lake, Zombies vs. Robots) and illustrated by Dave Moss (Zombies vs. Robots Annual), with covers by Dave Sim. Here's the official synopsis:
In the Carbon Falls Collective, Huxley Robertson is dealing with the passing of his father and pushing against old guard objections as he attempts to push the separatist camp into becoming a fully sustainable green town. As if circumstances weren’t volatile enough, a craft full of alien explorers inadvertently re-animates the town’s dead! Throw a rogue ATF agent into the mix, on the hunt for the town’s weapons cache, and let’s just say this is a bad time for the otherwise sleepy Carbon Falls Collective to be cut off from the outside world.
“Exploring the idea of ultimate outsiders like aliens landing in a separatist community and then having both besieged by zombies sounded like ripe territory for commentary-free chaos and some thrilling Drew Moss artwork,” said Chris Ryall, also IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “But then when Dave Sim miraculously signed on to do covers, it made it all coalesce into something even bigger and better.”
In addition to the covers by Sim, each issue will feature special subscription-only variants from artists like John Byrne, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Zach Howard. Look for the first issue of The Colonized, a 32 page, full-color comic retailing at $3.99, at your local comic shop or favorite digital device this April.
What do you think of The Colonized? Who would win in a fight between aliens and zombies?
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