While the human undead genre may be tapped out, Studio 407 plans on taking the zombie genre to a new level with alien zombies in its new series Netherworld.
“I’ve been writing genre for as long as I can remember. So, I was kicking around a novel idea and was trying to describe the creature concept in the story to a friend and made the off-hand comment, “well it’s not like they’re alien zombies or anything…” Jones continues “And I stopped. And I thought, hmm…. that would be kind of awesome. Alien zombies. Hell, I gotta write that! And suddenly, Netherworld became my obsession. Everything else that I had been writing, planning to write or thinking about writing, got put to the side and I started hammering the keyboard like a mad person. And Netherworld came out in a flourish of alien body parts, political intrigue, humans running for their lives and lots and lots of blood,” said series writer Chad Jones in a prepared statement.
Check out a sneak peek of the first issue, after the jump.
Writer: Chad Jones
Artist: RB Silva
On a distant planet, a team of specialists investigate the mysterious remains of an alien civilization brought to the brink of extinction. Dead alien bodies litter the streets of a massive city of an once majestic, extraterrestrial culture still strange and foreign to them. As the team unravels the enigma surrounding this cataclysmic event, they discover the planetâ€™s horrible secret, and soon find themselves surrounded by a legion of undead aliens. The comic series is written by Chad Jones and artist RB Silva.
Netherworld arrives March 25, 2009.