On The Shelf: @OniPress Prepares To Survive The Dead Of Winter

DEAD OF WINTER is a new horror-comedy mini-series based on the smash hit tabletop board games by Plaid Hat Games. Featuring the talents of Eisner Award-nominated writer Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Rock Candy Mountain) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Gabo (The Life After, Elephantmen), and cover art illustrated by Brian Hurtt and Bill Crabtree (The Sixth Gun, The Damned), Dead of Winter arrives in comic shops this August. Fans and retailers can also look forward to a pretty freaking funny variant cover by Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead), as well.

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 had this to say:

 “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 will be ON THE SHELF Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at local comic book shops and on ComiXology!
Dead of Winter #1 retail cover illustrated by Brian Hurtt with Bill Crabtree
Dead of Winter #1 alternate cover illustrated by Erica Henderson

Will you be prepared for the Dead Of Winter? Let us know in the comment section below.

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