Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, is thrilled to announce DEAD OF WINTER, a new comic book series based on the smash hit tabletop board games by Plaid Hat Games. Featuring the talents of writer Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Rock Candy Mountain) and artist Gabo (The Life After, Elephantmen), featuring cover art illustrated by Brian Hurtt and Bill Crabtree (The Sixth Gun, The Damned), arriving this August.
In the pantheon of heroes, none are more lovable and loyal than everyone’s beloved good ol’ dog, Sparky. Surviving in the wintery apocalypse of the undead, this former TV star turned zombie killing machine just wants to make friends and be a good boy. As his fellow survivors scavenge for supplies in the frigid wasteland, will Sparky be able to protect his companions from threats both undead and not yet undead?
A hilarious mix of The Walking Dead and Airbud (no, really), the Dead of Winter comic series draws from the incredibly fun and diverse sandbox of characters from the hit board games, starring fan-favorite canine, Sparky the Stunt Dog.
Oni Press Senior Editor Charlie Chu gushes, “Plaid Hat’s Dead of Winter is one of my all-time favorite board games, with its sandbox of fun and diverse characters. Just like in the game, fall in love with Sparky all over again as he becomes a zombie murdering machine while keeping precious morale high.”
Get your fuel and food ready for the arrival of Dead of Winter #1 on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, available at local comic book shops and ComiXology! Dead of Winter #1 will solicit in the June for August PREVIEWS catalog for ordering information, in comic book shops on Wednesday, May 31. The final order cutoff for comic shop retailers is Monday, July 10, 2017.
Writer: Kyle Starks Artist/Colorist: Gabo
Cover Artists: Brian Hurtt with Bill Crabtree