Press Release

Spandex, the world’s first all-gay superhero team and stars of their own award-nominated comic, are back! And in the brand new issue, things take an unexpected turn, when the team face a whole horde of …celebrity gay zombies!

Spandex Comic creator Martin Eden comments: “I was doodling one of the pages and I thought it would be fun to cram in as many famous gay people as possible – as zombies! It’s a bit of a who’s-who of LGBT people in the media – they just look a bit scarier…”

The new Spandex issue, entitled ‘…If you were the last person on Earth’, is a one-shot sci-fi/horror story, where the world’s population is enslaved and turned into the living dead by an alien creature called Nadir.

It may sound like a bizarre premise but, all quirkiness aside, Eden is also looking at more serious issues with this story. “On one hand, the story is fun and over-the-top, but on the other hand, it explores mental health issues. One in four people are affected by depression, anxiety, and similar problems, and it is becoming an increasing issue in the LGBT community. The storyline explores this.” Eden will offer a list of helpful resources with this new issue.

Since its launch in November 2009, Spandex comic has earned an Eagle Award nomination for Best British Comic, and gained national radio, television and newspaper coverage, including appearances in The Sun and The Metro.

This new issue hits comic shops on 20 November, with a special launch event at The Leeds Thought Bubble Convention this weekend. A teaser trailer to promote this new issue is available on YouTube.

Spandex comic issue #3
On-sale 20 November

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  1. Brian G.
    November 16, 2010 at 10:41 am — Reply

    Another company jumps on the zombie band wagon …

    It’s a shame that a comic that has such potential to make an impact for their target audience results to statis quo plot devices.

    • November 16, 2010 at 11:03 am — Reply

      Company? this is a Small Press Comic Book! not from any company. it’s literately printed by the writer and artist and stapled together themselves! the Zombies are added as a joke and a bit of fun.

  2. Brian G.
    November 16, 2010 at 11:12 am — Reply

    Okay … so company was a poor choice of words but still the lesser part of the statement.

    I’m just sadened to see another comic go the way of the zombie. I feel like that plot device has been over done to death (and then in true zombie fashion, revived over and over again). When you have a title such as this one, where there is a community of people who have high hopes that it does well for whatever reason, I would have liked to see something other than fad storytelling.

    I’m not saying the quality of the product is anything (because I haven’t read it). I’m just saying that I hoped for something else for people. Sorry … it’s just how I feel. (I feel the same way with IDW and Marvel’s recent zombie news too.)

  3. November 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm — Reply

    Oh, man.

    Another gay celebrity zombie book. Man. What is it with all these stories repeating themselves? I mean, don’t you remember that gay celebrity zombie crossover in 2001? And that TV show! And let’s not forget when Lex Luthor became a gay celebrity zombie in Action Comics 125…or was it 128?

  4. jurman
    November 16, 2010 at 4:13 pm — Reply

    Jeez, not another superhero book. Haven’t superhero books been done to death? ;)

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