Since 2008’s World at War introduced zombies to the beloved Call of Duty franchise, they’ve become such a staple of the series that some fans only buy the games to slaughter waves of living dead.
In fact, they’ve become such a popular part of the FPS mega franchise that they’re even getting their own comic spinoff from Dark Horse. Call of Duty: Zombies comes from writer Justin Jordan and artist Jonathan Wayshak, with Issue #1 shambling onto shelves on October 19.
From the Press Release:
Dark Horse Comics, Activision Publishing, Inc., and award-winning game development studio Treyarch have teamed up to deliver Call of Duty: Zombies, a comic book series of undead proportions, written by comics superstar Justin Jordan (Green Lantern: New Guardians), and illustrated by Jonathan Wayshak (Devolution), with story by Zombies Director Jason Blundell and the studio’s Lead Writer Craig Houston. With incredible covers by superstar artist Simon Bisley, the waves of undead come straight out of the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies experience and onto the pages of Dark Horse Comics!
Since Treyarch first introduced Zombies to the Call of Duty franchise as an Easter Egg in Call of Duty: World at War, it has grown into its own pop-culture phenomenon, becoming an indispensable part of what game fans expect from a Call of Duty game. Now, Treyarch’s Blundell and Houston help take fans even deeper down the rabbit hole…
On his quest to secure an ancient artifact known as The Kronorium, Doctor Edward Richtofen enlists the help of The Tranzit Crew, a rag-tag group of survivors last seen in the Black Ops II Zombies installment Buried. On a deeply unstable and fractured future Earth, Stuhlinger, Misty, Russman, and Marlton battle for survival against the undead horde, as they slowly uncover the truth behind Richtofen’s mysterious reappearance. The Call of Duty: Zombies miniseries follows these characters’ perilous journey of discovery, filling in crucial pieces of the larger Zombies story.
Call of Duty: Zombies Issue #1 (of 6) hits comic stands October 19, 2016. Pre-order your copy today at your local comic shop!
If you need your Zombies fix before October, make sure to check in at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 21, when Treyarch’s Blundell joins Dark Horse’s Comics & Video Games panel (5pm PT), where he’ll shed light onto some of the secrets hidden within the Call of Duty: Zombies saga. Additionally, Blundell and Houston will team up earlier that same day for a special guest signing at Dark Horse Booth #2615 (12noon PT).
Fans of the franchise can also read the Call of Duty: Black Ops III comic book series by Larry Hama (G.I. Joe) and Marcelo Ferreira (Transformers, TMNT) which follows an elite group of cybernetically enhanced soldiers as they wage a secret war across a futuristic, war-torn world transformed by technology. Available now at your local comic store. (Warning: This comic contains violence and may not be suitable for those under 18 years of age.)