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Caliber Comics teams with Graphic Audio to adapt the Deadworld Comic Book Horror Saga

Deadworld Volume 1: Requiem for the World

Caliber Comics has announced that it has teamed with Graphic Audio to adapt the critically acclaimed Deadworld comic book series into a set of fully immersive audiobook productions. Featuring a full voice-over cast, cinematic music, and special sound effects, fans will be able to uniquely experience the supernatural zombie horror saga that has entertained comic fans for close to 35 years.

A gateway has opened to the realm of the dead and caused a zombie apocalypse! Deadworld tells the story of a group of teenagers left to survive in a world where perhaps the only threat more deadly than the living dead are the actual living! Can they survive with no adults, little food or gasoline in a yellow school bus, while being hunted down by the leader of an ever growing zombie army? Meet the King Zombie; an intelligent, sarcastic, Harley-riding ass-kicker, with seemingly supernatural powers and the ability to control the “dead-head” horde. He is on a mission to dominate this world under his un-dead rule and unleash hell upon mankind.

The first audiobook is scheduled to be released November 19, 2020 and brings together the events from Volume 1: Requiem for the World and Volume 2: Welcome to the Slaughterhouse; both volumes written by Gary Reed. Within we shall witness the teens’ efforts to stay one step ahead of King Zombie and their journey to the community of Safe Haven where they will fall into the hands of a rogue scientist and learn of his plans to save the world.

Caliber Comics’ Deadworld Gets an Energy Drink

Caliber Comics has revealed a brand new Deadworld comic tie-in product. The Deadworld Zombie Regeneration Energy Drink. This canned 11.1oz (330ml) energy drink comes packed with vitamin B3, vitamin B6 and caffeine and features eye-catching graphics on the label. The energy drink has a suggested retail price of $2.99. This product compliments Caliber’s existing line of glass bottled Deadworld Zombie Sodas which can be purchased through retailers and distributors around the country and has found a loyal following with craft soda drinkers, pop culture fans and zombie lovers alike. Positioned as a year-round product, both Deadworld the beverages are a perfect addition for your Halloween party.

Originally published in 1986, Deadworld was ahead of the zombie apocalypse horro comic trend and to this date the series has over 100 publications in comic and graphic novels gracing bookshelves.

A New Tale From a Zombie Classic Deadworld: Restoration

IDW Publishing has announced Deadworld the renowned zombie classic will come back to life this December.  Gary Reed and Sami Makkonen, the same creative team that brought us Deadworld: War of the Dead, continue where they last left off and push the story into even darker territory with Deadworld: Restoration.

The lepers have been slaughtered, the people who escaped the breeder pits head for the safety of New Washington, and now the zombies are under the control of Donna, the half-human/half-zombie hybrid.  With King Zombie dead, Donna is the leader of the zombies…or is she?

Deadworld: War of the Dead was the first Deadworld to be presented in color and won the Ghastly Award as Best Mini-Series of 2012 as well as received the same nominations from the Shel Dorf Awards and the Comic Monsters Awards.  Check out the next chapter to the series described by Talking Comics as “frightening, haunting, gloomy, grave and delectably, mystifying.”

Gary Reed is the one of the original writers of the Deadworld series and long time contributor as well as the co-created and writer of the Harvey Award nominee for Best New Series, Baker Street.

Sami Makkonen of Eisner Award nominated series Hatter M fame has won the prestigious Sarjis Award in Finland for Best Illustrator and is the artist for IDW’s recently released Ryse: Son of Damocles digital interactive graphic novel.

Celebrate Deadweek This August!


Gary Reed’s DEADWORLD returns in a weekly miniseries!

[Deadworld Cover Image]San Diego, CA (May 16, 2012) – This August, IDW Publishing is proud to announce the return of original co-creator Gary Reed’s classic zombie series Deadworld! When vicious masses of undead monsters have taken over the planet, desperate humans cling to hope while warring factions of uniquely sinister zombies conspire against each other. Deadworld is a zombie tale unlike any other and a horrific and thrilling world that is decades in the making and unique unto itself.

“It seems like everything with Deadworld over the years is culminating towards this storyline, yet at the same time, it is an opportunity to introduce new readers to the Deadworld saga. That’s why I’m so excited about this series, as it accomplishes both” said co-creator Reed.

Deadworld has seen a number of different formats and volumes over the years, but Reed’s collaboration with artist Sami Makkonen, Deadworld: War of the Dead will be hitting comic shop shelves in a particularly thrilling fashion this August. War of the Dead will be released weekly in every one of August’s five weeks!

Five issues of grim and terrifying zombie action in one month? What could be better?

Oh, that’s right, five issues of Deadworld in horrifying, skull-crushing full-color! For the first time!

As a bonus salvo in IDW’s August Deadworld onslaught, Deadworld Classic Volume 1 and Volume 2 will be offered again; as well as the hit Deadworld: Last Siesta TPB!

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.