Topic: Comic Books - New
Continuing my new series on comics and graphic novels that I found out about at the 2009 Long Beach Comic Con...
Is Zombie Ranch!
Okay, so once again that isn't usually the genre of comics that I blog about here... And yeah, Tina looked at me kinda funny when I stopped at Dawn & Clint's table to take a closer look at the publication pictured above!
However, even being as 'Old School' as I am, I do like to keep up with what is out there being currently published. And right now Zombies and Vampires are still 'hot' for pop culture topics. Heck, I even blogged a review about another Zombie comic book a few weeks ago, (The Fearless Zombie Hunters)!
Plus, from what I could see from the cover of the publication laying on the table, it was a lot 'cleaner' in looks than most zombie publications. So Tina hung out with me for a while until I finished asking my questions about the concept, the promo comic book, and the other promotional items I saw on their table for 'Zombie Ranch'.
So what is this concept about? Here's what the PR says about it:
"Meet Susannah Zane. She’s a rancher. She raises livestock.
Only thing is, her stock isn’t technically “live”.
The Great Zombie Plague wiped out a fair portion of civilization, and humans weren’t the only victims of its ravenous hunger. But that was years ago, and where cattle, pigs, and sheep got scarce, practical sorts found a new herd to market: the zombies themselves!
Now a crew has come out to film a new reality television series on the subject. To the viewers in the Safe Zones, it might be an eye-opener; but for Suzie and her compadres it’s just another day in the unlife.
Welcome to the Zombie Ranch."
Here are the credits for this promo issue:
Writer: Clint Wolf
Artist: Dawn Wolf
What I found when reading the promo comic book was Not the 'typical zombie' story. Of course being a promo publication, it was of shorter length than a regular comic book. In this case only six pages were shown, but it was enough to tease a reader that is into this genre into checking out the concept further! Plus on the seventh page there were creators bios and the web site where you can see additional pages of this concept for free! Updates are scheduled for every Wednesday.
For those that are really into zombies, this is a lighter version, (so far), of a zombies concept. For those that aren't into zombies, but want to know what the fuss is about, then this could be a less horrific way of checking the zombie nations out. The concept appears to be well thought out, and Dawn's artwork is pleasant to look at. I'll be checking in on updates on the web to see how this concept is developing. You can too by checking out the links I'm providing below:
You can find out about the latest updates plus what you can purchase from the Zombie Ranch folks by going to:
You can also go to the Zombie Ranch Facebook Fan Page to get updates by clicking the following link:
My thanks again to Dawn & Clint Wolf who took the time to introduce their concept to me at the LBCC!
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