New 28 Days Later Comic Series!

28 Days Later #1

It was announced this weekend at Seattle’s Emerald City Comiccon that the first title to come from the recent partnership of Fox Atomic and Boom Studios will be based on the 28 Days Later film franchise. The official press release states:

Initial launch story will be firmly based in 28 DAYS LATER continuity with the first arc focusing on Selena. Bridging the gap between 28 DAYS LATER and 28 WEEKS LATER, a few key questions will be answered along the way: what happened to Selena after 28 DAYS LATER? How did Selena happen upon the machete she wields in 28 DAYS LATER?

I look forward to seeing how this turns out. 28 Days Later is high on my list of greatest horror films of the last decade but that was largely due to the ominous tone and visceral terror created by its direction, cinematography and haunting score. I’m not sure how much of it’s originality will translate to the page since “zombie apocalypse” is not the most unique of comic concepts. Further exploring the journey of one of the original films central characters is a great place to start though. The first issue hits shelves this July.

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