Crossovers We Want To See: Xombi & iZombie

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Crossovers We Want to See, a fairly self-explanatory recurring feature in which we pitch the meeting of a pair of characters or teams from different comic companies. Playing editor, we’ll dream up writer and artist combinations and basic story points.

Xombi & iZombie
Written by John Rozum and Chris Roberson, drawn by Mike Allred and Frasier Irving

The world has zombie fever and why not? Zombies are the perfect bad guys. They’re pure engines of evil that no one feels bad about killing. However, not all stories of the undead follow the George Romero model, some branch out and do their own thing. Xombi, a former Milestone comic now integrated into the main DC Universe follows David Kim, a scientist kept alive forever thanks to nanite technology that he developed while Vertigo’s I, Zombie stars Gwen, a zombie who eats freshly dead brains once a month and finds herself compelled to take care of their unfinished business. The former launched this week by writer John Rosum and artist Frasier Irving while the first six issues of the latter—written by Chris Roberson and drawn by Mike Allred—are collected in this week’s I Zombie Vol 1 Dead To The World.

We’d grab both creative teams and get them to jam on a story featuring Gwen’s latest brain leading her to Kim and the two of them needing to team up to solve the mystery of a bizarre murder. Filling the story to the brim with monsters, mayhem and the art of two of the most unique artists in comics would be a must. Seeing a pair of very different immortals interact with each other and share their unique perspectives on the subject would keep fans glued to the page even between the big action scenes filed with the weird and wild.

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