Earlier this year, Marvel Comics teased a new zombie project that would be coming in the fall. That teaser, coupled with claims made by George A. Romero that he was working on something at the publisher, led to one obvious conclusion: the projects were one and the same! Marvel revealed today that the project is called Empire of the Dead and is a mini-series written by Romero with art by Alex Maleev.
"George A. Romero singlehandedly created the zombie genre that’s captured the public imagination for decades,” said Editor In Chief Axel Alonso in Marvel's press release. "Now, his unique vision for the silver screen comes to life on the comic book page – a chilling rumination on human nature and man’s place in the food chain, served with a terrifying twist."
The project appears to be a straight-forward zombie story set in Manhattan and is unrelated to the Marvel Zombies stories the publisher has done in the past.