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"Another Fine Mess" The group is discovered by a helicopter and there are ecstatic that they can now rejoin a civilized force. While on the copter, Dan overhears what the real situation is...they have been rescued only to become "zombie chow." Too late and the group now realize the fate in store for them. Punk and Eddie are two of Bowker’s men and they escort the group to the "layaway", a holding compound full of prisoners. Inside the dark warehouse, the group discovers some of the family they have left earlier is there...Betty and Julie. The grandfather and father are both dead.
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"Prelude" Betty explains what happened and how they were captured. She informs them how some of the people are taken away from the compound and never seen again. A strange character that eats bugs attaches himself to the group, and he is known as Percy. Bowker, Punk, and Eddie join Moloch in a special rendezvous to see for themselves the area where the gate opening ritual was held. Mike is with them. The helicopter has a battle with a group of zombies led by King Zombie and Moloch declares that he wants King Zombie captured...alive.
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A collection of short stories from the pages of Deadworld, one of the longest running zombie titles in the comics market. It is a world that has suffered a supernatural holocaust and the dead rise to walk again. Yet this world also has intelligent zombies, such as the Harley-riding, chain smoking King Zombie and they threaten to drive humankind into extinction. Included in this collection is the very first Deadworld story, "Black Sabbath". The classic tales illustrated by the artist known as "the Deadworld artist", Vince Locke, are presented as is the introduction to one of Deadworld's most popular characters, the Dead-Killer. In Deadworld, death is only the beginning of the horror and this action packed assemblage of tales set in this zombie infested world illustrates perfectly the dilemma the humans face, not only from the hordes of zombies but from humans themselves. See why Tom Sniegoski, writer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, calls Deadworld, "the best, in my humble opinion, of the zombie comics."
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The compelling saga of a man, Saint Germaine, who lives forever and who sweeps through the ages of historical and mythological events. Germaine pulls the memories of those about to die and binds them into his own. He is a man who can claim immortality yet has died a thousand deaths. In this graphic novel, creator Gary Reed is joined by noteworthy artists in providing four stand alone stories that explore this legendary figure. In 'The Man in the Iron Mask', Reed is joined by artists Guy Davis and Andy Bennett as Germaine ventures into the dungeons to confront the un-named prisoner who was forced to conceal his identity for life unless his secret is revealed. Bennett joins up with Sandman artist Vincent Locke in an exploration of evil though history and Reed gives his spin on the mysterious and avenging figure known as Kilroy in 'The Kilroy Mandate'. Giovanni Casanova, the world's greatest lover was so much more than just his amorous affairs. Reed teams up with James E. Lyle as Germaine and Casanova reflect back on their life together in 'Casanova's Lament'. Lastly, artists Tom Biondolillio and Larry Shuput team up as Germaine looks up an old friend and finds that she has turned her back on eternity and instead is mired in the communion of the ancient Sioux ritual, 'The Ghost Dance'. "This is more than a winner, Saint Germaine is a stunning example of the power of the medium. It should be exalted." - John L. Kruze. "Saint Germaine from Gary Reed has to be one of most powerful things I've ever read. Outstanding, simply outstanding. They don't get any better than this." - Alicia Simmons, Fiction World.
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Deadworld rebooted! A supernatural holocaust is unleashed and a group of teens look for safety and sanity in this zombie plagued world. When they come across an even greater threat than the walking dead - intelligent zombies - they realize just how bleak things are. See why Deadworld is hailed as "one of the essential horror titles of the last 25 years" by From the Tomb Magazine.
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The traveler is stunned by the vast emptiness of Hell as he witnesses the self inflicted torture of the Abusers but the claustrophobic Woods of the Suicides lets him know that each level...each punishment...fits the crime.
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Saint Germaine has seen a lot in his long life but is even he prepared to see the wrath of an avenger unleashed? As the mysterious figure known as Kilroy plunges into the darkness of retribution, Saint Germaine must make a decision that could violate his own principles. But the secret of Kilroy goes much further than that as Saint Germaine shows Kilroy the very beginning of his reign as the avenger of innocence. "This is more than a winner, Saint Germaine is a stunning example of the power of the medium. It should be exalted." - John L. Kruze
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Lilith’s past is revealed and she is not who she thinks she is. Manny is pulled into the world of Saint Germaine, literally, and finds it not only disturbing, but frightening. Although this is the last issue of Shadows Fall storyline, the Restoration one shot revisits the saga. Part 4 of 4. Critic John L. Kruze says "This is more than a winner, Saint Germaine is a stunning example of the power of the medium. It should be exalted."
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Newspaper reporter Manny Chanchu, a proven skeptic, begins to realize that the legend of Saint Germaine is actually true and uncovers a secret that Germaine was keeping from him during their discussions. Lilith, having desperately attempted to live a "normal" life, finds the secret to peace within herself. Part 2 of 4. See why Saint Germaine is "Eclectic, dense with meaning, and by no means a quick or easy read, the comic takes its pleasure in not explaining the alpha and omega of its main character. The result is a character we do not completely understand with a history we cannot penetrate - in short, the most intriguing immortal in comics since Neil Gaiman's Hob Gadling." - Barry Lyga, Diamond Comics, Under the Reading Lamp
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Introducing Saint Germaine, a man who has lived forever but has died 1,000 deaths. The immortal Germaine is featured in narratives that not only chronicle his life, but mankind's as well. In this opening storyline, Germaine has been contemplating the end to forever until he finds out that his long time companion, Lilith, still survives. And Germaine not only finds out that Lilith is still alive, but that she wants to end his existence. Having tried to live a normal life, Lilith watched as her mortal family aged and died before her eyes. Tragedies of the world have unfolded before her to see and she isn’t sure there is a way to escape the pain of it all, except to end her life...and Saint Germaine’s. Part 1 of 4. See why Alicia Simmons of Fiction World says "Saint Germaine from Gary Reed has to be one of most powerful things I've ever read. Outstanding, simply outstanding. They don't get any better than this."
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Introducing Saint Germaine, a man who has lived forever but has died a 1,000 deaths. The immortal Germaine is featured in narratives that not only chronicle his life, but mankind’s as well. In this opening storyline, Germaine has been contemplating the end to forever until he finds out that his longtime companion, Lilith, still survives. And Germaine not only finds out that Lilith is still alive, but that she wants to end his existence. Having tried to live a normal life, Lilith watched as her mortal family aged and died before her eyes. Tragedies of the world have unfolded before her to see and she isn’t sure there is a way to escape the pain of it all, except to end her life…and Saint Germaine’s. Saint Germaine - a critically acclaimed graphic novel.
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A newpaper reporter is given a "tour" of the historical aspects within Saint Germaine's life as he witnesses deaths and images of many people such as Bosch, Descartes, and Kafka. Scenes depicted within this tale include the fall of Khartoum, Napoleon’s invasion of Moscow, the Salem witches, and the Templar Knights. Although brief scenes, this issue gives an overview of the many different areas that Saint Germaine has come across. Saint Germaine is a being who claims immortality yet has died a thousand deaths. He has traversed the paths of mankind for untold years. He is the purveyor of light in a world slowly being consumed by shadows. He is Saint Germaine and death to him is nothing more than a state of consciousness.
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The new introduction to Deadworld continues as the teens, venturing in a school bus, find they may have a way out of their current predicament. They can gain safe passage from the intelligent King Zombie but only if they agree to an exchange...one of their own in order to gain safety. Deadworld has been called the “grand-daddy” of all zombie comics by the review site, Super Heavy Weight Comics.
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Germaine finds out that Lilith is still alive, but that she wants to end his very existence. Having tried to live a normal life, Lilith watch as her mortal family aged and died before her eyes. Tragedies of the world have unfolded for her to see and she isn’t sure there is a way to escape the pain of it all, except to end her life...and Saint Germaine’s. Part 3 of 4. Saint Germaine is "A jewel of writing and design...a work that dares to dream” - Lino Terlichi, Drive Magazine
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Deadworld rebooted! A supernatural holocaust is unleashed and a group of teens look for safety and sanity in this zombie plagued world. When they come across an even greater threat than the walking dead---intelligent zombies--they realize just how bleak things are. See why Deadworld has been hailed as one of the essential horror titles of the last 25 years by From the Tomb Magazine.
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"Born to be Wild" The group is on the run in their bus, only to find themselves out of gas. Dan and Mike head off to a small town called Slaughter to gather supplies, leaving the rest of the group. They come across Deake who is running through the woods, plagued by visions. Little is known about him, except that he claims he is "the only one" left. John recovers from his wounds from an earlier zombie attack but unbeknownst to all, King Zombie is on their trail.
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"Bad Moon Rising" The group, now with Dan more in charge, decide to leave. The family stays behind. King Zombie soon discovers that Deake has trouble completing the spell as he doesn’t have the necessary books. Dan informs the group that he seems to have some kind of sensory perception towards zombies. The others are doubtful until Dan leads them to where the gate opening is going to occur. Dan stays there as Deake begins the ritual. Dan realizes that he can’t save Deake, so he has to kill him to prevent the gate opening. Dan misses his opportunity and is surrounded by zombies.
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"Give 'Em Enough Rope" Mike is being tortured by hanging upside down from the helicopter over the zombies. Moloch wants answers to what Mike knows but Mike doesn’t know what else to tell him. In the prison camp Wolverine continues to tear up the zombies and demands a tougher challenge. Dan and John find a way out of the warehouse via an air duct. As King Zombie watches the helicopter, he is also trailing Deake’s footprints. He is stunned when the footprints suddenly disappear. And unfortunately two of our favorite teens meet their demise.
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"All Cats in the Dark are Black" King Zombie and the Grakken attack Moloch's helicopter and manage to damage the blades, forcing the copter to the ground. The zombies move in for the kill. The survivors attempt to escape but their numbers are dwindling.
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The very first issue of Deadworld! "Eye of the Zombie" A group of teens hide out in a school bus in Louisiana trying to find out what happened and how it has become a world of zombies. The initial group consists of John and his younger brother, Joey. Two friends, Mickey and Dan, who are known for their stance on anti-authority and suspected of being dope pushers. Mike, who is the self-appointed leader and his girlfriend, Chris, and Donna who has fallen for Dan. The group tries to figure out what their next course of action is and accumulate supplies to live on. They decide to leave the Baton Rouge area and head west, towards California. But when they meet intelligent zombies, they realize that perhaps the trek won’t be as easy as they thought.
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