Are You Ready For "I, Zombie" From Roberson & Allred

Posted by G-Man (38921 posts) - - Show Bio

Vertigo comics are on a major role these days. I'd have to say that pretty much every new book they've put out has been pure awesomeness. But besides my affection for Vertigo, there's another reason I am on the edge of my seat with anticipation. Two words: "I, Zombie."  

Check out the credits. It's by Chris Roberson (Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love) and Mike Allred (Madman). What is this cool looking book going to be about? According to Vertigo's blog

Told from a female zombie’s perspective, the new monthly comic book series, I, ZOMBIE is a smart, witty detective series with a mix of urban fantasy and romantic dramedy. Gwendolyn “Gwen” Dylan is a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a week she must eat a human brain to keep from losing her memories, but in the process she becomes consumed with the thoughts and personality of the dead person until she eats the next one. She sets out to fulfill the dead person’s last request, solve a crime, or right a wrong. 

Our zombie girl detective is joined by a radical supporting cast: her best friend Eleanor who happens to be a swinging 60s ghost; a posse of vampires who play paintball; a smitten weredog, and a sexy but demented mummy.

If that weren't enough, check out the variant drawn by Darwyn Cooke: 

I, Zombie
was first announced last year. I may have mentioned that I'm a big Mike Allred fan. While I was saddened that Allred is taking a break from Madman Atomic Comics, I can't wait to see how this turns out.    
Don't miss this when it comes out.  And who doesn't love zombies?
#1 Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

Gorgeous. I'm stoked

#2 Posted by inferiorego (22565 posts) - - Show Bio

I smell my new favorite comic!

#3 Posted by gonzooo (39 posts) - - Show Bio

This sounds amazing

#4 Posted by badog (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the artwork, but I'm a little terrified of zombies lol so I don't know

#5 Posted by NightFang (10788 posts) - - Show Bio

I can already tell this will become a movie in 2 or 3 years.

#6 Posted by Queen's Halo (2483 posts) - - Show Bio

So waiting for it.

#7 Posted by theWarren (32 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the art, don't like the subject/theme.  Think i'll pass.

#8 Posted by danhimself (21248 posts) - - Show Bio

that sounds pretty awesome

#9 Posted by Illyana Rasputin (2924 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait to read it!

#10 Posted by Asymmetrical (23747 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been excited for this for quite some time and those covers are awesome, love it!

#11 Posted by Xion (249 posts) - - Show Bio

this is so unique! cant wait!

#12 Posted by squiresmadnessmachine (318 posts) - - Show Bio

it is gonna be epic
#13 Posted by AngelFrost (2850 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the art. [:
it's so sleek and creepy.   
<3 the cover. 

#14 Posted by Ms. Omega (4715 posts) - - Show Bio

It looks very cool cant wait to read it

#15 Posted by rouju (159 posts) - - Show Bio

Different approach for the overused zombie tale, but I'm sold

#16 Posted by Mighty_Destroyer (74 posts) - - Show Bio

sounds almost CHEW-esq

#17 Posted by G-Man (38921 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mighty_Destroyer: I figured those comparisons would be made. I'm not sure which idea came first/was announced first. All I know is this was mentioned last summer. I love Chew and I know I'm gonna love this as well.
#18 Posted by Stamps (240 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet! I'm sold.
When does it come out, do we know yet?

#19 Posted by Charmix (12083 posts) - - Show Bio

I love zombies :D

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