This June, the dead will rise again as Double Take (2T) launches Ultimate Night of the Living Dead, with three new comics set in the universe of the 1968 film. Two series, Rise and Z-Men are written by preeminent Zombie writer, Jeff McComsey, while the third, Home, is written by Moth Grand Slam Champion, Peter Aquero. Digital previews of all three premier issues are available now at DoubleTakeUniverse.com.

Much more than just a singular launch, this marks the first releases in a major initiative surrounding the classic horror franchise, which frightened moviegoers all around the world and made zombies a household name. Having commissioned a new generation of writers to breathe new life into the classic franchise, 2T has a dozen series in the works - some following characters from the film in surprising new directions; other stories are all new. All creators are working in collaboration with 2T GM, Bill Jemas.

Rise

Rise Comic Book Cover

  • Format: Monthly (print and digital)
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Print Price: $2.50
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Release date: June

  • Writer: Jeff McComsey

  • Artists: Kurt Tiede, Frederica Manfredi, Vladimir Popov



#1: Sister's Keeper

They're coming to get you Barbara. Follow our favorite siblings, Barbara and Johnny, from the classic 1968 Night of the Living Dead film as they try to survive beyond the night at the abandoned farmhouse.

Home

Home Comic Book Cover

  • Format: Monthly (print and digital)
  • Print
Price: $2.50
  • Release date: June

  • Writer: Peter Aguero

  • Artist: Julian Rowe, Monica Catalano, Javier Mena



#1: Lighter Than Air

A happy family, a lovely spring evening, and Zombies. Home follows a working-class farm family through the events of the zombie apocalypse in western PA. On the night the dead rise, the Foster family has gathered for a quiet Sunday dinner. Oblivious to the horrifying events that will soon unfold, Paul Foster takes his wife and two young children into town, leaving his teenage daughter home alone with her boyfriend. As his small town falls into chaos, Paul has to keep his family together and somehow get back home to his daughter, who is left to fight her own battles.

Z-Men

Z-Men Comic Book Cover

  • Format: Monthly (print and digital)
  • Print Price: $2.50
  • Release date: June

  • Writer: Jeff McComsey

  • Artists: Kurt Tiede, Alisson Rodrigues, Max Flan

#1: Nervous in the Service

Dead and/or alive. LBJ orders the Secret Service to bring him back a Zombie. It's 1966 and the Oval Office is in an uproar; there's been a spree of mass murders in Western Pennsylvania (and reports of the dead returning to life). President Lyndon B. Johnson assigns the head of the Secret Service to send agents into the field to investigate. Agents Stuart and Clancy are given the opportunity to serve their country and see if the zombie apocalypse has indeed begun.

In related movie/comic book news, Legendary Comics is taking the twisted stories from the mind of Michael Dougherty from the screen to the printed page with the announcement of two graphic novels based on Trick 'r Treat and Krampus. Hitting stores later this year, the all-new books are tied into the world of Dougherty's highly-anticipated big screen releases. Here's what writer-director Michael Dougherty had to say about the comics in a statement, revealing that the Trick 'r Treat comic will tie in to Trick 'r Treat 2.

"I've been having way too much fun working with Legendary and the rest of my team bringing the ancient legend of Krampus to the big screen, and I look forward to expanding the film's dark Christmas mythology onto the comic page. And hopefully the fans who've been patiently waiting for Trick 'r Treat 2 will enjoy this deeper peek into Sam's world until he finally rises from the pumpkin patch once more. Happy Holidays."

Please find more information on each release below. More information on each title will be released at a later date.

Trick 'r Treat

Trick 'r Treat Comic Book Cover

  • Format: OGN
  • Price: $16.99
  • In Stores: October

Story By:

Writer:

  • Mark Andreyko

Artists:

  • Fiona Staples
  • Zid
  • Stuart Sayger
  • Stephen Byrne

Synopsis

The dark and twisted face of the cult horror hit Krampus is back... are you ready for the return of Sam? With the official graphic novel Trick 'r Treat, Legendary dares you to experience four all-new terrifying tales set in the universe of the ultimate Halloween anthology.From the twisted imagination of series creator Dougherty (screenwriter of X2: X-Men United and Superman Returns) and a top-notch team of horror storytellers and artists, comes this 4-part collection that paves the way for the Krampus film sequel. Across centuries of Halloween horror, wherever fear lies, Sam will be waiting.

Krampus

Krampus Comic Book Cover

  • Format: OGN
  • Price: $14.99
  • In stores: November

Story By:

Writer

  • Brandon Seifert

Artists

  • Michael Montenat
  • Stuart Sayger
  • Maan House
  • Christian DiBari

Synopsis

YOU BETTER WATCH OUT... If you want to survive the holidays, stay off the naughty list. Legendary Comics presents Krampus, the official graphic novel based on the upcoming horror comedy from writer/director Michael Dougherty (creator of Krampus). Unleashing the ancient Christmas demon Krampus and his maniacal holiday-themed henchmen, Krampus mixes fear, fun and festive thrills for an adventure that will change the way you see the holidays forever