Overview: A look at the man who was El Cid. Here was a man thought by some to be a simple mercenary and by others, a patriotic leader of Spain and Christianity. Although he fought for the Church, it was he that tried to unite the two different worlds of Christianity and Islam. It was his glorious victory (even after he was dead) that set the stage for the next event that would occupy Europe¡¯s next hundred years...The Crusades. The true story of El Cid is one of legend as well as mystery. But the impact of the person known as El Cid is indeed known. It was in Spain, which was more African than European at that time, where the Arab world and the European world clashed. A time when the newer religion of Islam came up against the might of Christianity. The fight for Spain between the two religions predated the great expeditions of the Crusades and served as a foretelling of the wars of the faiths that would affect so much of the world¡¯s history. It is a story of one man, the nation¡¯s hero who could haven taken over the rulership yet was still blindly obedient to his King. It is a saga of two men who had different gods yet believed in the goal of mankind first and fought to keep the two worlds co-existing together. It is a story of love as the wife of El Cid allows her husband an undignified death in order that he could led his army in one last battle. It would be his farewell battle...a swan song....the song of the Cid would live forever.
Overview: A supernatural plague has been unleashed on the world. The dead return to walk the earth...but this is no standard zombie story. The dead are just soldiers for those who have crossed the Gateway. The lead zombies are intelligent, sadistic, and in addition to having a hankering for flesh, enjoy the tortuous ordeals they put the surviving humans through. Leader of the zombies is the chain-smoking, Harley riding, sarcastic being known as King Zombie. Killing humans is just a sideline to his cruel methods as he seeks to find a way to open the Gateway permanently and take over the earth. Deadworld is a horror comic that attacks the zombie menace from a different perspective. In addition to having intelligent zombies with a goal and mission, Deadworld is also exploring the human interactions as mankind finds itself facing extinction. While some groups organize in the best interests of self-preservation, others use this as an opportunity to explore their own self deluded dreams. Deadworld is a story of horror...of survival...of hope and despair. It is an ongoing saga of modern man facing his darkest sid...where science and technology are no longer his allies...where his power of reasoning is no longer his weapon alone. Deadworld is death, yet life.
In this tribute anthology to Deadworld, and its publisher Gary Reed, we’ve collected stories that take place in the Deadworld universe.
Deadworld is a graphic novel series that started in 1986 (and continues till this day) that follows survivors in a post-apocalyptic world brought on by zombie attacks led by the King Zombie, an intelligent zombie. The Deadworld universe has so much more to offer than just humans slaughtering zombies.
A Tribute to Deadworld features stories and articles by Kevin VanHook, Thomas Monteleone, Jason Henderson, Andrew Robertson, Jennifer Williams, Ken Haigh, Sarah Stegall, Jamie K. Schmidt, George Ivanoff and Jeremy Wagner.