Dawn of the Dead Comic
George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead is a comic book adaptation of a classic horror movie that forced people to reexamine their whole concept of the zombie - from the vaguely Haitian, voodoo-related walking dead man, to a whole new breed of flesh-eating, terrifying monster. Written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Wake The Dead), with art by Chee (Wake The Dead), George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead turns the original chiller (not the brand-new remake) into an equally horrific comic.
Steve Niles the writer of this series was approached by Mike Messina at New Amsterdam todo the comic book series. Steve Niles is quotted as saying
I was cautious at first because I've had other people tell me they had the rights, but I quickly realized this was the real deal and said yes immediately. I can't even begin to tell you what an important film Dawn of the Dead was for me as a kid.
Steve Niles has made clear that his intent on this comic series is to bring more people to the Romero fan club and to introduce new audiences to his films. This is one reason I stand firmly behind this production and hope that it is a big success for all. If the comic is a success it means more zombie action for all of us fans, and it also means more movie sales for our friend George Romero. Steve can be noted for saying.
I hope the comic is something that introduces others to Dawn of the Dead and all of George Romero's films, like The Crazies, Creepshow, Martin and the original Night of the Living Dead. These are great movies. As far as the comic goes, I hope it lives up to the expectations. I know I had a lot of fun and I think true fans of the film will enjoy seeing what Chee and I did with the story. There are just enough twists and turns added (both visual and story) to keep even the die-hard Romero-head on their toes.
Mr Niles has indicated that George Romero is one of the biggest influences on him and that Romero films especially the Dead seris of films are the best uncompromising look at horror. I could not agre with him more.
The artwork in this series looks outstanding and I am extremely excited to see when this hits the stores so we can all pick up a copy.
George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead is a three issue miniseries, of 32 page, full color comic books, with a retail price of $3.99. The first issue is available in April, 2004, wherever comic books are sold or directly from IDW Publishing. You Can Buy George A. Romero's Dawn Of The Dead Comic Here