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 planet’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.

via Studio 407

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Stephen Schleicher

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  1. January 12, 2009 at 1:00 pm — Reply

    Alien zombie? I presume you still aim for the head … ?

  2. Ricco
    January 12, 2009 at 2:07 pm — Reply

    More zombies… can’t they let the genre RIP? Pun very much intended.

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