Recently, I revealed the final two story-arcs for The Last Zombie series. Now, due to the economic variables of the comics marketplace, rather than two more 5-issues series, we’ll be wrapping everything up in one massive five-issue blowout (26 pages each) called The Last Zombie: The End. This will follow The Last Zombie: Before the After (issue #1 of which is currently on sale). The End will comprise plots from the aforementioned Eat The Rich, as well as the final story-arc.
The Last Zombie: Dead New World
The Last Zombie: Inferno
The Last Zombie: Neverland
The Last Zombie: Before the After
The Last Zombie: The End
Dead New World, Inferno, and Neverland have all been collected in trade paperback and are also available digitally. Single issues of Before the After are on sale in stores now. And single issues of The End will hit stores next February. To purchase the trade paperback collections, single issues, or digital editions, CLICK HERE.
This series comprises my longest written work to date. If it were collected in novel form, it would be several phone books thick. It is also my final word on zombies. In the decade since the publication of The Rising, zombies are a subject I’ve returned to with City of the Dead, The Rising: Selected Scenes From the End of the World, Dead Sea, Entombed, Clickers vs. Zombies, and The Rising: Deliverance, as well as various short stories. I think, during that time, I found new things to say about them and new things to do with them (especially in Entombed and The Last Zombie). But now I’m done. I really can’t see myself using them again, other than in the forthcoming The Labyrinth series (and that won’t feature zombies, but rather Ob unleashed). But I’m really proud of The Last Zombie, and I appreciate those who have supported it from the beginning. Trust me when I tell you that it ends with a bang. Several bangs, in fact.
And this doesn’t mean I’m done with comics. Next year will see the release of High Plains Clickers – an original comic series I’m writing with J.F. Gonzalez, set in the continuity of Clickers, Clickers II, Clickers III, and Clickers vs. Zombies. High Plains Clickers began as a Tweet from F. Paul Wilson, so blame him. It features everything you love about the Clickers series, and more. The comic, which again, is an original, never-before-published tale set in the Clickers continuity, will be published by Antarctic Press. If you haven’t yet read the novels, to purchase the paperback or digital editions of the Clickers series, CLICK HERE.
I’ll also be venturing back into superhero comics and doing some work for one of the Big Two* again next year (this time with an ongoing series), but I’m not allowed to talk about it yet, so more on that later.
*For non-comics readers, the Big Two is defined as Marvel Comics and DC Comics, both of which I’ve written for in the past, when deadlines between novels allowed.