A new slant on the zombie horror genre by comic legend Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan)! A foul wind transforms an island populace to flesh-eaters, with only two human survivors remaining to face the hordes! Warren Ellis, the creator of TRANSMETROPOLITAN and PLANETARY, unleashes a new kind of zombie horror. A tiny little island off the east coast of America sit on a fault in the underlying tectonic plate. On a night beset by a fierce storm and an earthquake simultaneously, the fault line cracks, releasing something foul from the Earth's guts, blown across the little coastal town of Smoky Island. The only two people on the island who were outside the reach of the black gas are now trapped on a spit of rock with a population that aren't what we'd call "people" anymore. After all, they started eating each other an hour ago... and it's about to get worse.
Horror gets a whole lot more terrifying as Warren Ellis unleashes his full-color zombie epic! A tiny little island off the East Coast of America, that sits on its own tiny little fault in the underlying tectonic plate. An odd little history ignored by almost everyone. Until the night of the big storm, and the creak in the fault line, and the release of something foul from the earth's guts, blown across the little town on Smoky Island. And the only two people on the island who were outside its reach are now trapped on a black spit of rock with a population who aren't people anymore. They started eating each other an hour ago.
Warren Ellis' smash-hit horror series returns for a carnage-filled sequel with all of the original creative team! It's just a handful of miles from Smoky Island to the city of Hope on the northwest coast of the United States. It didn't take long for the cloud of black gas that erupted from the middle of Smoky Island to blow across the Atlantic channel between them. Soo Park is the sole survivor of what the black gas did to Smoky Island. She thought she'd be safe when she got to the mainland. She could not have been more wrong.The black gas turned the few hundred people on Smoky Island into insane death-crazed cannibals.There are a million people in the city of Hope. This is a zombie holocaust.
Warren Ellis' terror of the black gas continues as Soo Park is now, teamed with a band of survivors of Hope -- an EMT crew, two cops and a young couple -- Soo's trying to reach the city limits. But there are a million zombies between her and there... This is a zombie holocaust.
The disastrous, carnage-filled last issue is finally ready to be unleashed on the world! Everything has gone wrong for Soo Park and her team of survivors while trying to find their way out of a city of cannibal zombies. But even if they do -- what happens when the zombies themselves break the city limits? Should she just run -- or should she find a way to contain the outbreak? Can a million people who inhaled the Blackgas be saved?
The people on Smoky Island are killing everything they see. Including each other. But what they really want is meat untainted by the burst of deranging chemicals ejected from under the fault line the island sits on: the two people who evaded the event and are trying to get to the boats on the edge of town. With the taint of the chemicals still on the town, the pair begin to realise that the odds of both of them reaching the boats are slim. But the odds of a single one..
Zombies first shuffled across movie screens in 1932 in the low-budget Hollywood film White Zombie and were reimagined as undead flesh-eaters in George A. Romero’s The Night of the Living Dead almost four decades later. Today, zombies are omnipresent in global popular culture, from video games and top-rated cable shows in the United States to comic books and other visual art forms to low-budget films from Cuba and the Philippines. The zombie’s ability to embody a variety of cultural anxieties—ecological disaster, social and economic collapse, political extremism—has ensured its continued relevance and legibility, and has precipitated an unprecedented deluge of international scholarship. Zombie studies manifested across academic disciplines in the humanities but also beyond, spreading into sociology, economics, computer science, mathematics, and even epidemiology. Zombie Theory collects the best interdisciplinary zombie scholarship from around the world. Essays portray the zombie not as a singular cultural figure or myth but show how the undead represent larger issues: the belief in an afterlife, fears of contagion and technology, the effect of capitalism and commodification, racial exclusion and oppression, dehumanization. As presented here, zombies are not simple metaphors; rather, they emerge as a critical mode for theoretical work. With its diverse disciplinary and methodological approaches, Zombie Theory thinks through what the walking undead reveal about our relationships to the world and to each other. Contributors: Fred Botting, Kingston U; Samuel Byrnand, U of Canberra; Gerry Canavan, Marquette U; Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington U; Jean Comaroff, Harvard U; John Comaroff, Harvard U; Edward P. Comentale, Indiana U; Anna Mae Duane, U of Connecticut; Karen Embry, Portland Community College; Barry Keith Grant, Brock U; Edward Green, Roosevelt U; Lars Bang Larsen; Travis Linnemann, Eastern Kentucky U; Elizabeth McAlister, Wesleyan U; Shaka McGlotten, Purchase College-SUNY; David McNally, York U; Tayla Nyong’o, Yale U; Simon Orpana, U of Alberta; Steven Shaviro, Wayne State U; Ola Sigurdson, U of Gothenburg; Jon Stratton, U of South Australia; Eugene Thacker, The New School; Sherryl Vint, U of California Riverside; Priscilla Wald, Duke U; Tyler Wall, Eastern Kentucky U; Jen Webb, U of Canberra; Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Central Michigan U.
One of the great mysteries of the Hellboy world is revealed as Abe uncovers his connections to the monsters threatening to end the world. When monsters began to tear down civilization, suspicion fell on Abe Sapien, who resembled the frogmen plaguing mankind. The two volumes of Dark and Terrible tell the complete story of Abe's quest to prove his innocence as he went AWOL from the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. At first he ran from the truth, but as this volume picks up he's ready to face facts about his origins and his purpose in the world--revealed in classically oblique Mignola style--all while being pursued by a mad necromancer who feels betrayed by the Devil and is eager to use Abe to gain new power amongst the creatures that have created a Hell on Earth.
Across generations and genres, comics have imagined different views of the future, from unattainable utopias to worrisome dystopias. These presaging narratives can be read as reflections of their authors’ (and readers’) hopes, fears and beliefs about the present. This collection of new essays explores the creative processes in comics production that bring plausible futures to the page. The contributors investigate portrayals in different stylistic traditions—manga, bande desinées—from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The picture that emerges documents the elaborate storylines and complex universes comics creators have been crafting for decades.