Double Take Releasing Night of the Living Dead-inspired Comics

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Publisher Double Take has announced a series of comics set within the 1968 universe of George Romero’s seminal Night of the Living Dead. Beginning this June, six separate books will launch, some expanding the world of the film, others following characters from it, all with the intent of introducing new writers-artists and crafting alternate takes on the classic. 

As we all well know, Night of the Living Dead is in the public domain, opening it up to distribution, remixes, revamps and re-adaptation. Double Take’s series is the latest in a long line of using NOTLD as a launch pad. Here, they’re calling it Ultimate Night of the Living Dead. The company writes, “DoubleTake develops and publishes stories by creative teams of new writers and artists. Our starting point for these stories is the classic 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead. For fans of the film, RiseHonor and Soul are stories that follow our favorite characters like Johnny and Barbara, but with new surprises. SpringZ-Men and Home are original stories set in that film’s universe.”

Out in June are HomeRise and Z-Men, the latter two penned by writer Jeff McComsey, the first by by Peter Aguero. Find synopses and details and covers, below. 

Rise

Format: Monthly (print and digital)

?Print Price: $2.50

?Release date: June?

Writer: Jeff McComsey?

Artists: Kurt Tiede, Frederica Manfredi, Vladimir Popov??

#1: Sister’s Keeper

They’re coming to get you Barbara. Follow our favorite siblings, Barbara and Johnny, from the classic 1968 Night of the Living Dead film as they try to survive beyond the night at the abandoned farmhouse.

Home

Format: Monthly (print and digital)

Print?Price: $2.50

Release date: June?

Writer: Peter Aguero?

Artist: Julian Rowe, Monica Catalano, Javier Mena??

#1: Lighter Than Air

A happy family, a lovely spring evening, and Zombies. 

Home follows a working-class farm family through the events of the zombie apocalypse in western PA. On the night the dead rise, the Foster family has gathered for a quiet Sunday dinner. Oblivious to the horrifying events that will soon unfold, Paul Foster takes his wife and two young children into town, leaving his teenage daughter home alone with her boyfriend. As his small town falls into chaos, Paul has to keep his family together and somehow get back home to his daughter, who is left to fight her own battles.

Z-Men

Format: Monthly (print and digital)

Print Price: $2.50

Release date: June?

Writer: Jeff McComsey?

Artists: Kurt Tiede, Alisson Rodrigues, Max Flan

#1: Nervous in the Service

Dead and/or alive. LBJ orders the Secret Service to bring him back a Zombie
It’s 1966 and the Oval Office is in an uproar; there’s been a spree of mass murders in Western Pennsylvania (and reports of the dead returning to life). President Lyndon B. Johnson assigns the head of the Secret Service to send agents into the field to investigate. Agents Stuart and Clancy are given the opportunity to serve their country and see if the  zombie apocalypse has indeed begun.