IDW Taps Jonathan Maberry For Rot & Ruin Comics

unnamed (4)Yes, this is definitely the day when comic book publishers announce that "proper" book writers are doing comic books. What with Book Expo America going on in New York.

And IDW have Jonathan Maberry writing untold stories from his zombie post-apocalyptic Rot & Ruin books, from September.

This all-new series is set in a world fifteen years after the dead have risen and vastly outnumber the survivors of the zombie-apocalypse. In the aftermath, humanity has found a way to live a marginal existence by forming fenced-in towns where everyone has a job to do in order to survive. As in the award-winning novels, the comic series will center on Benny Imura and his friends as they make their way in a world where the zombies aren't always the greatest danger.

The ongoing Rot & Ruin comic book series will follow Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong as they head east in their journey to find what they thought was impossible, a jumbo jet. In their travels they will encounter countless new dangers that will force them to confront what they and others are willing to do in order to bring humanity back to its former glory.

Rot & Ruin will be drawn by Tony Vargas and coloured by Oliver Lee Acre, with covers by Alex Ronald.

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