Despite an ever-growing number of popular television programs to feature the walking dead, iZombie immediately stood out as one of the most fun and original. Premiering on The CW in March of 2015, it has earned a tremendous amount critical praise, amassed a fiercely loyal fanbase and was quickly renewed for a second season. However, many fans of the series still haven’t explored it’s comic book roots.
Vertigo hopes to change all of that early next month with the release of their official iZombie Omnibus; a beautiful hardcover collection featuring the complete comic book series with brand new cover art by creator Michael Allred:
The entire 28-issue run of iZOMBIE, the comic that inspired the hit series on the CW, is collected in this new hardcover! Meet Gwen Dylan, a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery—who also happens to be a zombie! Once a month she must eat a human brain to keep from losing her own memories, but in the process she becomes consumed with the thoughts and personality of the dead person—until she eats her next brain. Our zombie girl detective is joined by her best friend, Eleanor, a swinging ‘60s ghost, plus a posse of paintball-blasting vampires, a smitten were-dog and a hot but demented mummy. This collection features a new wraparound cover by superstar artist Michael Allred!
While Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright did an amazing job adapting the series for television; the original comic book will offer viewers a familiar, but fantastic, new experience. Meanwhile, longtime fans will finally have the opportunity to own a magnificent hardcover collection of their favorite quirky, zombie comic book series!
While the official Vertigo website lists a release date of December 2nd, 2015… Amazon is currently taking pre-orders for the eighth of December. Either way, there’s plenty of time for zombies fans to call their local comic book shops and reserve a copy for Christmas!