This George Romero Action Figure May Be Worth the Trip to Texas

Mondo and Retroband have teamed up to give us the first-ever George A. Romero action figure. Big glasses? Check. Vest? Check. Pony tail? Check. It’s all here, captured lovingly in plastic. The figure even comes with it’s own packaging!

Retroband has been killing it with their hand-crafted, limited edition action figures based on various cult icons. And I want this so bad.

How do you get one? You’ll have to go to Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas this weekend. Here’s the word from Mondo…

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SXSW Preview: Doc of the Dead Clip Offers Zombie Survival Tips

A legacy of the undead is explored in Doc of the Dead, an Epix original documentary that will be playing to SXSW audiences when the fest kicks off next week.

This is not to be confused with last year’s doc Birth of the Living Dead.

Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, this one “delves deep into the evolution of the zombie genre in film and literature, as well as its impact and influence on pop culture, to deliver a comprehensive, fast-paced, highly entertaining look at a contemporary social pandemic of global proportions.”

Preview for George Romero’s Empire of the Dead Released

Marvel has officially unveiled the first preview from George Romero’s upcoming comic series “Empire of the Dead” featuring art from Alex Maleev. By the time the series is finally released on January 8, 2014 it will have been nearly a year since the series was initially teased by Marvel. You can check out the first pages for the series along with the official description of the debut issue after the jump!

Originally written as a 300 page screenplay, which Romero says he might adapt into a series of novels to boot, “Empire of The Dead” is slated to run for fifteen issues. It’s officially described as…

George Romero’s Empire of the Dead Coming from Marvel Comics in January

Almost eight months ago came the inital teaser for George A. Romero’s return to comic books and now we finally have some answers. Titled “Empire of the Dead” the series will run for 15 issues starting in January with art by Alex Maleev.

“It’s a comic book, which means we don’t have to go out and shoot the stuff,” Romero told USA Today. “You can let your imagination run wild and do pretty much anything you want, assuming it’s within the bounds of decency.”

Romero previously teased the series by saying the zombies would be “advancing even a little further” within its story, hit the jump to find out exactly what he meant by that and to see some sample art.

George Romero Talks New Zombie Comic from Marvel

Over six months ago came the inital tease from Marvel that fabled writer/director George Romero would be bringing a new comic series to life, and since then we’ve heard nothing. Now the man himself has spoken and dropped a few more details on what the project, which is reportedly superhero free, will entail. Hit the jump to hear what he had to say.

Feast on the Trailer for Birth of the Living Dead

A trailer is making the rounds for a new documentary called Birth of the Living Dead, which comes to us from director Robert Kuhns (who has a history in documentary filmmaking).  You’ll find it after the jump.  While not many details have been released about when the doc will debut, there is a synopsis.  Read on and we’ll keep you posted as more information comes in.

In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed “Night of the Living Dead,” a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day.

Marvel Teases Its George Romero Series

Details are slim – slim like an emaciated walking corpses – but Marvel has teased its upcoming comic book series which George Romero is writing.  It won’t involve superheroes, but it will involve zombies (as Romero himself has said).  Check out the teaser inside.