Prepare to Face the "Rising Rebels" in their Comic Book Debut

A new horror comic series from some of the masterminds behind Vietnam War zombie comic '68.

By L.B. Lubomski

Image via Jay Fotors / CC BY

Jay Fotos and Mark Kidwell, two of the masterminds behind the Vietnam War-era zombie series '68, are getting ready to release their newest horror comic series to the world. Titled Rising Rebels, Fotos has described it as "a time machine ride, transporting you back to the glory days of 1980s style, over-the-top, 'straight to video' camp horror by the creative team of Jay Fotos, Mark Kidwell and Jeff Zornow!" Not many other details are known at the moment, although in a recent social media update Fotos said that the book was out at the printers and should be available for distribution within a few weeks. Unlike '68, Rising Rebels is a completely independent comic and as such will only be available to purchase from Fotos' personal website.

As a huge fan of '68, I am at the very least going to make sure to check out the first issue of Rebels. Although it's difficult to tell what the subject matter is from the few pieces of artwork that we have seen, I'm hoping the series will be a horror anthology with a "host" in the form of the undead cowboy featured on the cover issue, sort of like a modern day take on Tales from the Crypt. Only time will tell, but we will make sure to keep you updated when the issue goes up for sale or when new details are made available. Are you excited for Rising Rebels? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.