As you may recall, the son of the late George A. Romero George Cameron Romero had been working on a prequel (of some kind) for Night of the Living Dead noble Rise of the living dead, described as a “prelude to Night“And a” love letter “to his father. As we learned last year, the project has now taken the form of a comic, which will soon be published by Heavy Metal Magazine.
Billed as a “prologue” set in the same world as George A. Romero Night of the Living Dead, the comic is titled Increasing, and will be published within the pages of the magazine.
Written by George C. Romero with art by Diego Yapur, Number 1 of Increasing will be unleashed in April 7, 2021, and we have an exclusive sneak peek inside the pages for you today.
“Night of the Living Dead changed popular culture forever, and now the son of legendary film director George A. Romero tells the story before the worst night on Earth. In IncreasingLearn about the death, destruction and tragedy that led to the birth of the modern zombie in this prologue to the horror saga of the most important and influential horror film franchise in history. “
“Increasing is a prologue of Night of the Living Dead that follows a desperate scientist in search of the key ingredient missing in a mysterious experiment, leading him down a dangerous path. “
George C. Romero explains to Bloody Disgusting this week: “After a decade-long battle to find a home for IncreasingI met Heavy Metal CEO Matthew Medney and realized our shared passion and vision for our own legacy brands, and it made all the sense in the world to do so. Increasing with heavy metals. The Heavy Metal Rise team is literally the dream team and working with Executive Editor Joe Illidge and “Chief Creative Overlord” David Erwin has been one of the highlights of my entire career. “
Take a look at the preview pages below, and also look for George C. Romero’s four-issue comic series and Heavy Metal. Cold War Dead, which will be released on March 24.