We’ve got some exclusive covers here for you today, courtesy of BOOM! Studios. Check out three covers for BOOM!’s Fanboys VS Zombies #9, which is out in December 2012. Jerry Gaylord‘s cover is a take on Back To The Future; the other cover and its variant by Dominike Stanton give a nod to Escape From New York.
Issue #9 is a great jumping-on point as Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther) takes over writing duties on the series. What happens when the Wrecking Crew moves on to their next challenge fighting the Ghosts of Comic-Cons past? Find out as Fanboys VS Zombies launches into a new arc.
If you’re interested in this series and want to start at the beginning, back issues are still available and you can pre-order up through issue #8.
Fanboys Vs. Zombies #2 Written by Sam Humphries
Art by Jerry Gaylord
Ink Assists by Penelope Gaylord
Colors by Nolan Woodard
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
Covers by Humberto Ramos, Hary Randolph, AlE Garza, Zombie King Arthur Suydam
Cover Colors by Nei Ruffino, Blond
Created by Ben Silverman and Jimmy Fox BOOM! Studios
Release Date: May 02, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99
A few years ago, a circle of five friends attend Comic-Con International: San Diego, nickname themselves ‘The Wrecking Crew 4 Lyfe,’ and vow to return every year together. Flash forward to today, they’ve all come to the Con but jealousy and competitiveness have torn them into factions. All of a sudden, folks that thought they were suffering from Con-rot, that feeling of weariness and nausea most of us have when we’ve spent way to much time on the floor of a Con, have become flesh-eating zombies.
By the time we get to Fanboys vs. Zombies #2 the Wrecking Crew 4 Lyfe are among the few survivors left at Comic-Con. Now one of our heroes, Rob, is fixated solely on rescuing a celebrity crush. On top of that, the convention center has been rigged as a disaster relief center, built to withstand bombs and hurricanes, trapping them inside. And worst of all, they’re facing off against a horde of zombie D&D Cosplayers.
On Monday, DC Comics announced and revealed Jim Lee‘s newly redesigned Jack Kirby-created ultra villain Darkseid.
As you can tell by my writer profile, Darkseid is one of my favorite villains, so seeing that there was a redesign at all was a bit of a letdown, personally. You see, the current story arc in Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s mega popular Justice League is a story centering around Apokoliptian technology coming to Earth, which of course means that Darkseid is behind all of the madness torturing DC’s top heroes. Jim Lee and company have been busy redesigning a lot of characters, so it’s no surprise that they decided to touch Darkseid, as well.