Nearly sixteen years ago a little-known comic book adaptation of Lucio Fulci’s cult classic Zombie was released by Blackest Heart Media; a now-defunct publisher and distributor of “horror, sleaze, exploitation and filth.” Originally printed in black and white, and released with a remastered edition of the soundtrack itself, the graphic novel saw a very limited release and quickly became a rarity sought after by comic book fans, horror hounds and collectors alike. But thanks to Eibon Press, this extraordinary adaptation of Zombie is scheduled to rise from the grave once again in a glorious new special edition!
We had the opportunity to speak with one of the founders of Eibon Press; author and illustrator Stephen Romano. So be sure to visit the Zombie Research Society next week when their official website launches on Monday, June 6th! But in the meantime, prepare yourselves for Zombie, The Book of Eibon, Gates of Hell and more from Fulci Comics.
Each and every issue of each and every title will come encased in a specially-designed album jacket-style sleeve which we’ve invented ourselves. We call it the “Eibon Sleeve.” Plus you’ll get some fun extra stuff inside the sleeve with your comic. For example, the first 250 of each 1,000 copy run will contain a signed and numbered bookplate. And we’ll be inserting random awesome stuff in a few of the sleeves like autographed bookmarks and such. What we’re doing has never been done before, and we really hope people will dig all the blood and sweat
we’re putting into each issue.
There’s a lot more to Eibon Press than adaptations, including an original horror series called Bottomfeeder slated for release in 2017. But the only way to get yourself a copy of these exclusive comics is to visit the official website; they will not be available in any store!
Preorders for the very first issue of Zombie begin Friday, June 10th. So be sure to check out Eibon Press online, visit them on Facebook and Twitter; and don’t forget to stop by the Zombie Research Society next week for an exclusive interview with Stephen Romano!