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Ian Jane
01-20-2014, 01:13 PM
Press release!



The Cambodian Jungles Are Crawling with Zombies, But the Biggest Threat is Human

Mark Kidwell, Jeff Zornow, and Jay Fotos, the team behind the multiple Horror Comic and Ghastly Award-winning '68: JUNGLE JIM bring new terrors to the Vietnam War in '68: RULE OF WAR #1, the first in a four-issue miniseries sure to delight zombie enthusiasts.

In a doom-shadowed Cambodia infested with the living dead, CIA Special Agent Declan Rule and his canine companion Nero stalk a human monster, a neurosurgeon bent on carrying out grisly experiments that turn P.O.W.s into vicious instruments of war.

In '68: RULE OF WAR Kidwell focuses on the horrifying capabilities of humans, rather than just zombies alone. 'Readers will see how a human imagination, backed up by years of medical and scientific education, can take a threat like a shambling, cannibalistic demon and make it worse by wiring it to a radio transmitter frequency, packing it with high explosives and aiming it at an unsuspecting opposition,' said Kidwell. 'Also, with the dead, surgical application and augmentation could be performed without boundaries. The threat of 'losing' a patient due to lab table trauma is zero as long as you don't destroy the brain. Think Frankenstein on steroids with the bedside manner of Joseph Stalin and you're getting warm.'

In Vietnam, Private Kuen Yam and his ragtag band of survivors battle their way across a murderous no-man?s-land in a desperate search for a ticket to the skies. The war is over, but the battle for humanity's survival has just begun.

'The concept of '68 owes its roots to the fact that George Romero and John Russo unleashed their original vision of the American flesh-eating undead in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead,' explained Kidwell. 'If you take that birthdate as gospel in the creation of the zombie sub-genre, it's a no-brainer that the conflict in Southeast Asia would have become an instant, overnight hell teeming with hungry ghouls and unburied war dead. The goal then, was to introduce the supernatural horror of the zombie plague into the equation already established by the horrors of an out-of-control war and let the readers decide which is worse.'

'68: RULE OF WAR #1 is the first in a four-issue miniseries, arrives in stores on 4/2, and will be available for $3.99.

'68: RULE OF WAR #1 with Cover A by Nat Jones can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code FEB140498. Cover B, with art by Clayton Crain, can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code FEB140499. And Cover C, which is a blank sketch variant, can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code FEB140500.

Todd Jordan
01-20-2014, 01:51 PM
I'll check it out. Hopefully I get to write about it. Zombie comics books I tend to like (well at least Deadworld from the 80s and I really like The Walking dead comic).
I love that cover. Nasty.

Andrew Monroe
01-20-2014, 03:21 PM
Todd, there's already been several '68 mini-series. You can pick up trades (or digitals I assume) of them. I like the concept - most of the stories tend to be set in Vietnam with GIs dealing with the Vietcong as well as zombies. It's been a mostly well done book, this one does enough to separate itself from the played out zombie comic in general I think.

Todd Jordan
01-20-2014, 03:40 PM
Oh cool...had no idea. I'll go look around. Thanks man.

Alex K.
01-20-2014, 03:56 PM
Reminds me of Return of the Living Dead part 3.


Ian Jane
03-03-2014, 01:33 PM
Looks like the guys behind this series have set up their own site.


That's where this keen alternate cover art image came from.


Ian Jane
04-22-2014, 12:03 PM
Cover art for issue 4.