Empire of the Dead

Empire of the Dead  , also known as  George Romero’s Empire of the Dead  , is a limited series of comic books by Marvel Comics , which began publication in 2014 .

It is written by George A. Romero , His second comic after “The Death of Death”, a mini-series he wrote for the DC Comics anthology  Toe Tags  in 2004 and 2005.  Empire  features similar zombies To Those In His Living Dead series of movies. One way the series departs from his movies is that vampires are also part of the story.

Publication history

The series was announced in October 2013, as a 15-issue miniseries, split between three 5-issue acts.  [1]  Act One launched in January 2014, with art by Alex Maleev , and ended in June 2014.  [2]  Act Two, which featured art by Dalibor Talajic ,  [3]  began in September 2014 and ended in January 2015. The final act, Act Three, features art by Andrea Mutti and began in April 2015  [4]  and ended in August 2015.  [5]

Collected editions

title Material collected released ISBN Softcover
Empire of the Dead: Act One Empire of the Dead: Act One  # 1-5 August 2014 978-0785185178
Empire of the Dead: Act Two Empire of the Dead: Act Two  # 1-5 March 2015 978-0785185192
Empire of the Dead: Act Three Empire of the Dead: Act Three  # 1-5 October 2015 978-0785185208

TV series

In May 2015, it was announced at Cannes that the production company Demarest was developing the comic series in a TV series. The series will be written and produced by Romero and Peter Grunwald . Demarest executives Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson will also executive produce.  [6]  In November 2015 AMC has acquired the TV rights on the series.  [7]


  1. Jump up^   Smith, Zack (22 October 2013). “ROMERO Zombies Do not Run in Marvel’s EMPIRE OF THE DEAD” . Newsarama . Retrieved 2014-06-18 .
  2. Jump up^  http://marvel.com/comics/issue/47507/george_romeros_empire_of_the_dead_act_one_2014_5
  3. Jump up^  “C2E2: Romero Directs” Empire of the Dead “into” Act Two ” ” . Comic Book Resources . April 27, 2014 . Retrieved 2014-06-18 .
  4. Jump up^  “Marvel Comics Full APRIL 2015 SOLICITATIONS” . Newsarama.com . January 19, 2015 . Retrieved 2015-01-19 .
  5. Jump up^  “Marvel Comics Full August 2015 Solicitations” . Newsarama.com . May 19, 2015 . Retrieved 2015-05-20 .
  6. Jump up^   McNary, Dave (May 21, 2015). “Cannes: George A. Romero’s ‘Empire of the Dead’ Set for TV Series” . Variety.
  7. Jump up^   Barkan, Jonathan (November 9, 2015). “George Romero’s” Empire of the Dead “Confirmed For AMC” . BD.

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