Romero's 'Empire of the Dead' Invades NYC

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Marvel has recently announced that the “Godfather of the Zombie Apocalypse” George A. Romero, is writing a brand new comic series called “Empire of the Dead.”

According to editor-in-chief, Axel Alonso, “George A. Romero singlehandedly created the zombie genre that’s captured the public imagination for decades. Now, his unique vision for the silver screen comes to life on the comic book page – a chilling rumination on human nature and man’s place in the food chain, served with a terrifying twist.”

It’s years after the plague has hit and Manhattan may be quarantined but flesh eaters still roam and pose a threat. There is also another predator on the loose and unfortunately, we have to wait until January to learn about this new threat.

However, a lucky few can not only attend a panel but get a signed "Empire of the Dead" mini poster signed by the man himself. How? You'll have to attend this weekend's New York Comic Con.

Details from the press release:
All will be revealed when George A. Romero himself comes to New York Comic Con for Saturday’s fan-favorite 'Cup O’ Joe' panel (4pm in Room 1E)! Before the panel, George A. Romero will be signing in-person at the Marvel Booth (Booth #1354) from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.! Don’t miss your chance to get an exclusive signed 'Empire of the Dead' mini-poster (while supplies last)!

George A. Romero’s “Empire of the Dead” #1 will be on sale this January.

-Larissa Mrykalo