Everyone knows a zombie apocalypse story isn't really about zombies. Zombie stories are about the survivors. "The Walking Dead" are not the zombies. Until now, every one of these stories have focused on the human survivors. Rob takes that concept a step further. What happens to the animals left behind after the zombie apocalypse?
Rob answers this question with a well paced story and amazing art from Dafu Yu. The official web site (RexZombieKiller.com) and press release summarizes the story as follows:
"In the wake of a zombie apocalypse, a hyper-intelligent Golden Retriever named Rex, a sign language-speaking gorilla, and a small pack of animals begin a perilous cross-country journey to find safety...and a home."
Here are some of the characters featured in the book:
I have had the pleasure of seeing this story develop on the Comics Experience Workshop. And Rob was nice enough to let us include the zero issue in the Great Zombies in History trade, which we both worked on for Elevator Pitch Press. My only complaint is that it is only a single issue. I think Rex's adventures would make a great ongoing series. Hopefully the sales of this one and done will prove that. (Otherwise, I'm going to have to make Rob act out the rest of the story at our regular lunches).
So, how do you get it? The book is listed in the February Issue of Previews (order Code FEB12 0806), which means it comes out in April. But, don't wait for it being to be in stores then, go to your local shop and tell them you want it. That way they will order it. (You would be amazed at how many times someone comes up at a show and tells me that they couldn't get an issue of X because they just assumed the shop would carry enough copies and didn't preorder it.) In fact, you should click on the below image, print it out and hand it to your comic shop if it is something you think you might like.