In 1920s New York City, life is hard â€” and then the zombies appear. Actress Brea Grant (Heroes, Halloween II) and her brother, Zane, weave a historical horror in We Will Bury You, available today in comic stores everywhere and in digital form for the Sony PSP tomorrow. The four-issue series follows two unlikely heroines from the margins of society as they fight to survive and battle the spreading zombie infection. Desert Island Comics in Brooklyn, NY, will host the sibling team for a signing of their first comic this Friday, February 26th at 7 p.m.
â€œZane and I have been working together on music or other creative endeavors for a long time,â€ said Brea Grant. â€œWe have a similar sense of the world, sense of humor and work ethic, so it just really works out.â€
We Will Bury You is set during the Roaring Twenties, a time of great change for American society. The Grants add the chaos of zombies to this already challenging era to create an ingenious new horror story that offers an engaging look at the human condition.
â€œBesides the aesthetic of the Roaring Twenties being a great and underused environment for horror, there were a lot of big changes going on during that time period,â€ said Zane Grant. â€œThe country was divided in a lot of complicated ways that are still relevant today.â€
Artist Kyle Strahm provides the seriesâ€™ stark images, with covers by Ben Templesmith (Wormwood), Eisner-winner Nate Powell, Trevor Hutchison (Transformers: All Hail Megatron) and Nathan Fox (DMZ).
â€œWe wanted someone who could conceptualize both the beauty of the era and the grotesque nature of the zombies,â€ added Brea. â€œKyleâ€™s portfolio had these amazing, scary monsters alongside futuristic images and realistic faces. Everything he draws feels a little mystical, yet bizarre. He has no trouble showing the sickening nature of what we were visualizing.â€
Issue #1 debuts today, February 24th, and sets the stage for disaster, introducing the series protagonists and painting a historically accurate picture of this pivotal time. The series is available both in print and digital formats. We Will Bury You #1 on the PSP will also feature audio commentary from the Grants, discussing the process of creating such a unique story.
â€œBrea and Zane have crafted a compelling story with a unique take on the zombie subgenre,â€ commented IDW editor Denton J. Tipton. â€œTheir shared love for the comics medium really shines through, as does their understanding of dramatic storytelling, all delivered with a distinctive voice.â€
We Will Bury You #1 (of 4; $3.99; 32 page) is now available in stores. Diamond order code DEC09 0924.
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