C2E2 2013: Zombie Animals Take Over In 'The Other Dead'

f9aeBy Jorge Solis

Have you ever wondered what would happen to the animal kingdom during the zombie apocalypse? Announced at C2E2, IDW Publishing is bringing readers a different kind of infestation in "The Other Dead." Launching in September, creators Joshua Ortega ("Gears of War"), Digger T. Mesch ("Agent 88"), and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" creator Kevin Eastman have banded together to tell the tale of a sudden outbreak turning every single animal into a flesh-eating monster.

f9ae1Mesch states, "This undead animal collective is a perfect storm. It's a chance to work with close friends who also happen to be creative giants on something that's going to be huge; a no brainer."

"I'm incredibly honored to be working with such an amazing and talented team on a book with such a fun and unique premise," adds Ortega. "I mean, who wouldn't want to work with the legendary Kevin Eastman on a story about zombie animals!? It's an incredibly awesome and over-the-top opportunity, and we're all having a blast with it. Readers are in for one unforgettable ride, I can promise you that!"

"'The Other Dead' has not only a savagely compelling story, but also stunningly gorgeous artwork by the amazing Qing Ping Mui, with colors by Blond!," remarks Eastman. "We're all incredibly excited to get this book out there to readers and fans everywhere!"

Synopsis:

As a weary community braces for the onslaught of an incoming super storm, an even more insidious force grows right under their noses! When a sudden outbreak turns every animal in sight into raging, flesh-craving monsters, a colorful cast of characters will have no choice but to contend with "The Other Dead."

When every tier of the animal kingdom, from cats, dogs, and mice to lions, tigers, and bears, are transformed into super-strong, turbo-fast, bloodthirsty zombies, how will mankind survive? When a vicious attack can come at any moment from a fluffy tabby, a sleepy hound dog, or a ten-point buck, how can you stay safe?

What makes this zombie story different is that it's the animal kingdom we have to worry about. Imagine if all the animals in the zoo turned out to be zombies. How the hell do you stop a zombie bear? I definitely can't wait to get my hands on "The Other Dead."

IDW Publishing plans to release "The Other Dead"  in September.

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