Feb 23

Jesus Hates Zombies, an independent comic originally released in 2007, has a second edition out with an awesome new Spiderman-esque cover illustration of zombie-slaying Jesus.

These vividly drawn black-and-white comics feature multiple short stories about Jesus’ zombie slashing adventures. Later stories feature “Laz”, Jesus’ zombie sidekick. The second installment in Jesus Hates Zombies (2008) features even more sacrilicious gore with the bonus story, Lincoln Hates Warewolves.

Some people say that Jesus was the original zombie after he returned from the grave (not to mention the cannibalistic undertones of the Eucharist, which began at The Last Supper), but Jesus Hates Zombies clears that rumor up completely. (via GeeksOfDoom)

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Feb 19

After Max Brooks‘ revelation of the first recorded zombie attack in ancient Hierakonpolis appeared in the Zombie Survival Guide, Archeology magazine published a piece detailing the Hierakonpolis zombie site and the menace of zombie infection to the archeological community.

The piece includes an interview with Max Brooks, plus a rundown of zombie fighting techniques likely to be useful to field archeologists, including maneuvers that incorporate common excavation tools like the trowel and shovel.

The article warns archeologists to heed the threat of zombies carefully when researching, concluding that precautions “may seem absurd, but you won’t think its funny when you are feasting on the corpses of your friends and fellow researchers, in fact, you won’t be thinking at all.” (Via Archeology)

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Feb 17

The Day the Saucers Came is a zombie-slash-every-mythos online story by Neil Gaiman (illustrations by Jouni Koponen). If you’re into zombies and anything else that’s sci-fi, fantasy, conspiracy or cryptozoology — not to mention Neil Gaiman — then check out this short illustrated story.

The story is part of an online project called Infinite Canvas. They have several stories posted, most with pleasantly macabre themes.

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Feb 16

Dead Noon is a remake of the classic Western, High Noon, where the good guys have automatic weapons and the bad guys are undead minions of Hell. You get a vague steampunk vibe watching the trailer, tacked onto the usual B-horror camp, T&A, and not-so-special effects.

Dead Noon was released straight to DVD earlier this month. If you want to hear more about how the film was made, check out this interview with Director Andrew Wiest, a guy who really knows his way around a bloodbath.

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Feb 16

We’re itching to get our hands on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith, which comes out March 13th, and we aren’t the only ones. This book has gotten so many pre-orders on Amazon that the publisher apparently gave the author a pony.

P&P&Z Author Grahame-Smith

Being a huge fan of both Jane Austen and zombie lit, I was already sold on this book, but if I hadn’t been,┬áthe author’s Valentine’s day blog post from Darcy to Elizabeth would’ve sold me.

Seth Grahame-Smith, we’ll be watching you. We like your brains.

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Feb 16

Zombie Slash is a new website dedicated to the zombie crossover genre … for example, zombie-slash-regency-literature. We’ll have news, links, videos, discussion, and so on. Watch this space.

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