Dean Mitchell and art from Renzo Rodriquez and British artist Mark Beer.
Killer B*****s of the Zombie Holocaust - described as a
completely new twist and vision on the popular zombie genre - is a road trip following Laura and Sarah as they battle through a game controlled by a group of people inside 'The Dome'.
have to battle through a city to find a suitcase that has two tickets
out, and will gain you entry into the 'The Dome'.
"Who the people
are within 'the Dome' is unknown and the technology they have is
different to anything we have seen before, all we do know is that the
winning contestants are to be used for a war that is starting," says
Inspired by the likes of Planet Terror, Battle Royal, Lost and even the game Mass Effect, Killer B*****s of the Zombie Holocaust
is a story about two incredible girls and their fight for survival in a
game unlike anything else and a truth that is as unique as the title of
In episode one, we get to meet the protagonists Laura Woodford and Sarah Coombes - two girls amongst 100 people, chosen to fight in a game created by ‘The Dome’.
"This new series is all about secrets and who’s who," says Dean. "The first episode shows us how strong the girls become at the end of
the game and also how the game begins, using flash-backs and
flash-forwards. All the unanswered questions that come with this, will
be revealed as the story progresses."
This series will
interact with the reader like no comic has before, the creators claim. The girls have a Twitter
account, where photos taken during their battle will be uploaded. Plus there will also be opportunities for readers to actually star in the comic - and in this issue a character called ‘John Parrish’ is in fact a fan on Facebook who won a competition and is now a fully-fledged member of ‘The
Dean grew up reading 2000AD and Tank Girl, but has largely worked in film and TV production, with credits that include an award winning short
and a feature film that has now landed him a producer role with Burn Hand Film on their latest film, being shot April 2013.
"It was during college though, that the real magic happened," says Dean of the origins of Killer b*****s of the Zombie Holocaust. "I wrote
a small script for a friend called John Day, so he could test
his skills on Adobe after effects. I talked my girlfriend and
her friend into taking part, and we went to a forest and filmed
them - this sounds dodgy as I write it, but stay with me! - and when we left the forest we had some amazing footage of two girls
and some serious zombie deaths. So we put the film together
(well kinda, was all made in 24 hours flat) and alive came the
"With that, I then got carried away and wrote
this giant script, I sat back started to read it and all I could
see in my mind was comic panels. I was at the time working on a
graphic novel called Eri but I knew everything had to stop for
the Killers! So I searched for some new artists and came back
with a guy from Mexico, a guy from Wales and a girl from New
York and 1 year later? Here we go!"
"It's been a long time coming," Mark Beer adds. There have been many changes over the last few months - and all for the better!
"Partnering with Hound Comics has been a win win situation for us," he says. "The
company has allowed us the time to bring you the best we can for the
coming year. We are in good company, passionate people who are proactive
in wanting to bring their A-game."
Ever since reading his first Superman comic, Mark was destined to follow
his passion for comics. Graduating from University after
studying illustration he started his freelance career that took
his work into many different directions and interests. Working
in 3D sculpt for conceptual work, traditional paint, digital
paint and comic pencils Mark has kept busy pursuing his dream of
working in the comic industry.
His work has been featured in several publications including Imagine FX, SciFi Art Now (compiled by downthetubes John Freeman), on ign.com and the Zombook. As a freelancer Mark
has worked on upcoming film projects including The legend of
Oakswamp and the mysteries of Ironwood, Facility 31 and The
Unseen from Director Tim Bui.
Creating art for various projects between commissions he has
created album artwork for heavy metal group Obzidian's "Damned
eternal" and has worked with a natural history publication
company on Dinosaur posters, where he worked closely with
paleontologists at Oxford and Cardiff museums in the UK.
In addition to his work as the shader and colourist for Killer B*****s , he's keeping busy with
other pencil and cover work and is also busy creating tie-in statues and
busts for the title's release.
• You can purchase a physical copy here on amazon.com here
• Digital copies are available in many places too, including Amusedom
• More about the title on the Hound Comics web site
• View a preview on the Hound Comics web site
• The comics official web site will go live next nonth - bookmark http://kbofthezh.com
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