Night of the Living Dead Gets a 50th Anniversary Graphic Novel

The prequel and sequel comics to George A. Romero's classic film get compiled into a graphic novel.

By L.B. Lubomski

George A. Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead, released back in 1968, is one of the most important films ever made. Not only did it popularize and define the characteristics of the modern zombie, it also revitalized the horror genre as a whole, essentially creating the splatter film sub-genre.

To celebrate the film's 50th anniversary this year, comic publisher FantaCo has set up a Kickstarter campaign for a Night of the Living Dead graphic novel. This graphic novel will contain both the prequel and sequel continuations of the story in one huge book. It is important to note that these are not new stories and have been previously released. However, this is both the first time both stories have been released together as well as the first re-printing of the comic books.

For the first time ever, we have compiled all our issues of Night of the Living Dead graphic novels, including Prelude (pre-film story,) and  Aftermath (post film story); into one huge volume. Also know that we never reprinted Prelude and Aftermath since their original release. This new edition graphic novel will be over 230 pages and have all the original dialog. In addition, there will be an all-new art gallery including the four, never published covers by Stephen R. Bissette, stunning art by Richard Bonk, as well as exclusive photos and interviews with the original 1968 cast members. The final book will be over 250 pages of material.

Most importantly, this is an OFFICIALLY AUTHORIZED product for which the creators of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD will receive a portion of all net profits from each book sold. 

The cheapest pledge that secures fans a copy of the graphic novel is "NOTLD Fan" at $30 plus shipping. The next step up is "NOTLD Fan Addict" at $48 plus shipping, which includes the book and 3 reproduction film still images that can be framed. There is also a pledge level at $115, limited to only 100, which includes a special limited edition 50th anniversary coin in addition to the previous rewards. Will you be pledging to grab a copy of this Night of the Living Dead graphic novel?

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.

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