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Preview: Z Nation Vol. 1: Sea of Death TP

Z Nation Vol. 1: Sea of Death TP

writers: Craig Engler, Fred Van Lente
artist: Edu Menna
cover: Denis Medri
FC | 144+ pages | $19.99 | Teen+

COLLECTING ISSUES 1-6

A Z Nation prequel set in official continuity of Syfy and Asylum’s #1 hit zombie television show created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler!

A year after the zombie virus outbreak, a devastating drought and famine set in, killing most of the human survivors. As the remnants of humanity cling to existence, Charles Garnett sends a new team on a desperate quest: Retrieve a possibly untouched cache of the food substitute Soylent Z from Galveston, Texas. But when mission leader Israel Johnson and his small team arrive in Galveston, they’ll face a threat unlike anything ever seen before in the zombie genre!

Featuring Z Nation’s signature blend of horror, humor, and heart, “Sea of Death” is a wild ride through the zombie apocalypse, as envisioned by series co-creator Craig Engler, comic book writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, G.I. Joe), and artist Edu Menna (Red Sonja).

Preview: Z Nation #5

Z Nation #5

writers: Craig Engler, Fred Van Lente
artist: Edu Menna
covers: Denis Medri (A), Lucio Parrillo (B)
Photo Variant (C), Denis Medri (RI-Virg)
Lucio Parrillo (RI-Virg)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

The Empress of the Seas is capsized by a crazed zombie whale, leaving our heroes Specialist Israel Johnson and Private Edie Cutler in the middle of their own zombie-filled Poseidon Adventure. And even if they can free themselves from the upside down ship and stay out of the clutches of the evil Captain and his Crew, they’ll still have to find a way to salvage the food substitute Soylent Z and bring it back to the starving survivors at Fort Benning.

Featuring Z Nation’s signature blend of horror, humor and heart, Sea of Death is a six-issue miniseries from acclaimed writer Fred Van Lente and Craig Engler, based on the long running series Z Nation created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler.

Preview: Z Nation #4

Z Nation #4

writers: Craig Engler, Fred Van Lente
artist: Edu Menna
covers: Denis Medri (a), Lucio Parrillo (b), Photo Cover (c)
incentive covers: Denis Medri (“virgin art”), Lucio Parrillo (“virgin art”)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

Z Nation: Sea of Death – Part 4! Specialist Israel Johnson and Private Edie Cutter learn the disturbing truth about what really powers the cruise ship Empress of the Seas, even as they inadvertently trigger a mutiny.

Sea of Death is a prequel set in the world of Syfy’s hit zombie series Z Nation, produced by The Asylum. Featuring Z Nation’s signature blend of horror, humor and heart, Sea of Death is a six-issue miniseries from acclaimed writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, G.I. Joe) and Craig Engler, based on the long running series Z Nation created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler.

Preview: Z Nation #3

Z Nation #3

writer: Craig Engler, Fred Van Lente
artist: Edu Menna
covers: Denis Medri (a), Lucio Parrillo (b), Photo Variant (c)
incentive cover: Denis Medri (“virgin art”), Lucio Parrillo (“virgin art”), Photo (“virgin art”)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

Specialist Israel Johnson and Private Edie Cutter find themselves caught between warring factions as the remnants of the U.S. Navy board the floating zombie fortress The Empress of the Seas to capture the food substitute Soylent Z. Meanwhile, in the depths of the ocean an all-new zombie menace begins to stir. Sea of Death is a prequel set in the world of Syfy’s hit zombie series Z Nation, produced by The Asylum. Featuring Z Nation’s signature blend of horror, humor and heart, Sea of Death is a six-issue miniseries from acclaimed writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, G.I. Joe) and Craig Engler, based on the long running series Z Nation created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler.

Review: Z Nation #2

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Z Nation: Sea of Death – Part Two! Specialist Israel Johnson and Private Edie Cutter find themselves trapped aboard the floating zombie fortress The Empress of the Seas as the world around them descends into starvation and chaos. Their mission is to retrieve the food substitute Soylent Z and bring it back to the survivors led by Charles Garnett in Fort Benning, but first, they’ll have to steal it back from the sadistic Captain and his Crew.

Z Nation #2 picks up shortly where the last issue left off. Now stuck aboard the Empress of the seas, Isreal and Edie do their best to remain hidden, but they manage to run into the ships cleaner and his helpers. That twist gives them a slight chance of getting themselves and the Soylent Z off the ship undetected. Yet, when a navy ship approaches they get spotted. Bringing one question to light, will they survive? The issue, written by Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente, perfectly ups the tension and mixes in action to entertain. Two two manages to reveal some the history of how the ships’ current crew came to power along with revealing interesting developments on how the ship is powered, managing to steal the spotlight in the process.

The art by Edu Menna manages to shift some since this issue takes place entirely on board the Empresses of the Seas. It still feels consistent from the first issue and delivers a great visual of the world of Z Nation.

Story: Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente Art: Edu Menna
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Z Nation #1

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A prequel set in the world of Syfy and Asylum‘s scripted hit zombie series Z Nation, Black Summer is as bad as the apocalypse gets. A worldwide drought and famine when most of the surviving population dies and turns zombie. As the remnants of humanity cling to existence, fan favorite Charles Garnett returns to send a new team on a desperate new mission: Retrieve a possibly untouched cache of the food substitute Soylent Z from Galveston, Texas.

But when mission leader Israel Johnson and his small team arrive in Galveston, they’ll face a threat unlike anything ever seen before in the zombie genre. Featuring Z Nation’s signature blend of horror, humor and heart, Sea of Death is the start of a new six-issue miniseries.

The premiere issue of Z Nation by writers Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente manages to capture the spirit of the television show well. At the same time, it manages to introduce a few new characters (so far). The series reveals the start of Black Summer, which the television show has mentioned. I’m curious to see if other characters from the show will make an appearance or not and how much it’ll all tie together.

The art by Edu Menna manages to do the same thing the story does. It manages to capture the struggle of the survivors, as they cope with their existence bringing the visuals of the show to the comic page. The first issue brings a decent amount of gore, flowing action, and violence. There’s also some inspired melee weapon redesigns that merge raw killing power, with something a little more medieval.

Story: Craig Engler, Fred Van Lente Art: Edu Menna
Story: 8.5 Art:8.5 Recommendation: Buy, a must have for fans of the show

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Z Nation #2

Z Nation #2

writers: Craig Engler, Fred Van Lente
artist: Edu Menna
covers: Denis Medri (a), Lucio Parrillo (b), Photo Cover (c)
incentive cover: Denis Medri (“virgin art”), Lucio Parrillo (“virgin art”), Photo (“virgin art”)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

Z Nation: Black Summer – Part Two! Specialist Israel Johnson and Private Edie Cutter find themselves trapped aboard the floating zombie fortress The Empress of the Seas as the world around them descends into starvation and chaos. Their mission is to retrieve the food substitute Soylent Z and bring it back to the survivors led by Charles Garnett in Fort Benning, but first they’ll have to steal it back from the sadistic Captain and his Crew.

From acclaimed writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, G.I. Joe) and Craig Engler (Co-Creator of Z Nation), based on the long running series Z Nation created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler, and produced by The Asylum.”

Get Overrun by Zombies and Monsters with the Latest Dynamite Groupees Bundle

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the all-new, all-fearsome “Zombies and Monsters” limited bundle, available from Groupees! This bundle is only available for a limited time and is available through Tuesday, May 2nd at 11am EST! This value-priced digital bundle allows zombie fans to experience over 600 pages’ worth of brain-munching horror for over 80% off the regular price — that’s right, 24 creepy digital comics, regularly a $55.00 value, for only $9.99!

Celebrating Dynamite’s April release of Z Nation #1, the limited time-only “Dynamite Zombies and Monsters” bundle includes a spine-chilling selection of titles that all focus on the horror — and sometimes humor — of brain-chewing, flesh-eating corpses and fanged and clawed monsters of all shapes and sizes! These walking, running, talking, and sometimes super powered creatures may have been created by different means but they all have one purpose – to slaughter the living!

The “Dynamite Zombies and Monsters” bundle includes the following digital comic books, and has a recommended age rating of 15+.

  • Army of Darkness Vol. 1 #8-13 (the “Ash Vs. The Classic Monsters” storyline) by James Kuhoric, Kevin Sharpe, and Fernando Blanco
  • Evil Ernie Vol. 2 #1-6 by Tim Seeley, Steve Seeley, and Rafael Lanhellas
  • Raise the Dead #1-4 by Leah Moore, John Reppion, and Hugo Petrus
  • Raise the Dead II #1-4 by Leah Moore, John Reppion, Mike Raicht, and Guiu Vilanova
  • Reanimator #1-4 by Keith Davidsen and Randy Valiente
  • Vampirella / Army of Darkness #1-4 by Mark Rahner and Jett Morales

For the first fifty (50) Groupees customers who surpass the $19.99 threshold, they will unlock a physical copy of Z Nation #1, a super-rare Photo Variant originally offered as a 1-in-30 incentive exclusively for retailers, and featuring the actor Tom Everett Scott as his fan-favorite character, Sgt. Charles Garnett. As an added bonus, this Photo Variant will be signed by series co-writer Fred Van Lente.

Preview: Z Nation #1

Z Nation #1

writer: Craig Engler, Fred Van Lente
artist: Edu Menna
covers: Denis Medri (a), Lucio Parrillo (b), Photo Cover (c)
incentive cover: Denis Medri (“virgin art”), Lucio Parrillo (“virgin art”), Photo Cover (“virgin art”)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

Z Nation: Black Summer – Part One

A prequel set in the world of Syfy’s #1 scripted hit zombie series Z Nation, Black Summer is as bad as the apocalypse gets. A worldwide drought and famine when most of the surviving population dies and turns zombie. As the remnants of humanity cling to existence, fan favorite Charles Garnett returns to send a new team on a desperate new mission: Retrieve a possibly untouched cache of the food substitute Soylent Z from Galveston, Texas.

But when mission leader Israel Johnson and his small team arrive in Galveston, they’ll face a threat unlike anything ever seen before in the zombie genre. Featuring Z Nation’s signature blend of horror, humor and heart, Black Summer is the start of a newseries from acclaimed writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, G.I. Joe) and Craig Engler, based on the long running series Z NATION by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler.