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George A. Romero Writing a Zombie Comic for Marvel

With Marvel NOW! seeing all manner of books from the House of Ideas — from Avengers and Iron Man through to Nova and, uh, Young Avengers — getting relaunched, it seems as if even Marvel Zombies is getting a facelift… from none other than zombiemeister George A. Romero himself.Talking to Twitchfilm, Romero spilled the beans when asked about upcoming projects:

I am also writing a comic for Marvel. I’m writing it now, but its plot is a secret… Well, I can tell you it won’t involve any of their on-going characters, there will be no superheroes. But it will involve zombies!

For those unfamiliar with Romero’s work, he’s the co-writer and director of 1968 cult classic Night of The Living Dead, as well as 1978′s Dawn of the Dead and 1985′s Day of the Dead (He’s also created Land of the Dead and Diary of the Dead, for those wondering how many “of the Dead” movies), and the man affectionately known as “Godfather of all Zombies” for his work in the genre.

The lack of superheroes in the new comic may mean that Romero’s new Marvel book is a new project entirely divorced from the previous Marvel Zombies titles, of course. It could even be a reboot of the old 1970s Tales of The Zombie series that introduced Brother Voodoo to the world, for all we know. If any title was due to come back from the dead, after all, it’d be that one…

Marvel can only hope that this new series will be a little more successful than Romero’s previous attempt at writing a zombie comic for the Big Two; in 2004, he wrote another zombie series for DC Comics (illustrated by Tommy Castillo) called Toe Tags Featuring George Romero that apparently failed to capture the imaginations or memory of most fans, given its lack of prominence.

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