Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Image Comics Presents Rebel Blood

"Rebel Blood" by comic book artist Riley Rossmo and co-written by Alex Link is a four-issue zombie miniseries from Image Comic's Shadowline imprint. "Rebel Blood" Issue #1 is a 32-page, full-color horror comic book that will be in comic stores March 28, 2012.

"Rebel Blood" is about Chuck Neville, a forest ranger. The story starts out with Chuck working in a fire tower deep in the forest. The only people he is in contact with are a research student and a poacher. His life changes when he gets an ominous message from police officer Red, "Save yourself. Stay in the woods. Pray it hasn't reached the wolves… and keep your gun loaded."

When he discovers that the world has succumbed to a zombie plague, Chuck decides to make the trek across the acres of forest land to rescue his wife; even though he's become ambivalent about his marriage.

"Rebel Blood" is a new zombie story, told in the same vein as "Tales from the Crypt" and "The Twilight Zone." In "Rebel Blood" the zombie virus is a cross-species infection; it is infecting the local wild life as well as people; a la "Resident Evil" style. Rossmo said that his take on the zombie virus was inspired by the West Nile Virus; which can infect people, horses, cats, dogs, squirrels, skunks, rabbits, crows, robins, crocodiles and alligators, amongst other things.

Needless to say, the plot of the mini-series promises to have a lot of emotional conflict and the art style is definitely gruesome and bloody. Personally, I can't wait to read it.

Image Comics Synopsis:
REBEL BLOOD #1 introduces Forest Ranger Chuck Neville, who, after a strange, unexpected silence, receives a final radio message that a plague is sweeping the country. He learns that the disease has turned every living creature into zombies, all at once rendering the entire animal kingdom unpredictable, violent, and willing to tear apart their neighbors with their bare teeth. 

He races home to rescue his family, coming face-to-face with unbelievable horrors along his way and fighting to stay alive. However, when he reaches home, he may find the most horrible part of it all waiting for him...

Can't wait to read it? 
"Rebel Blood" is available for pre-order in the January issue of "Previews." 
You can find a preview of REBEL BLOOD #1 in the back of both "Haunt" #20  a 32-page full-color horror comic book for $2.99 that went on sale December 28, 2011, and SPAWN #215, a 32-page full-color horror comic book for $2.99 that goes on sale January 11, 2012.

Check out the teaser images of "Rebel Blood!"

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