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Horror legend George A. Romero, who essentially created the zombie subgenre as we now know it, has revealed he’s writing a comic for Marvel.
“I’m writing it now, but its plot is a secret,” the 72-year-old filmmaker told Twitch. Prodded for details, he added, “Well, I can tell you it won’t involve any of their on-going characters, there will be no superheroes. But it will involve zombies!”
That naturally rules out Marvel Zombies, which have attracted such horror notables as Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), David Wellington (Monster Island), Jonathan Maberry (Ghost Road Blues), Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter), while opening up a post-apocalyptic world of possibilities.
Romero isn’t a stranger to comic books: He wrote the 2004-2005 DC Comics miniseries Toe Tags, based on an unused move script.