Whereas most people heading to Vegas this summer for the World Series are already planning their vegan diets, fitness plans and meditation schedules, many are also awaiting the highly anticipated debut of the ‘World Series of Zombies’ comic.
Created by PokerNews Managing Editor Chad Holloway (who will shoot me if I don’t mention that he also won a bracelet in 2013), the comic has been widely received by both players and by the media.
“Bringing WSOZ to life has been a goal of mine for a long time, and I can’t wait to debut it at the 2015 WSOP,” said Holloway. “I hope both poker players and zombies fans will enjoy what was designed to be a fun and light-hearted take on poker’s premier event.”
I must admit, when it comes to me and zombies, it’s usually a case of hit or miss. For example, I wasn’t really fond of ‘Sean of the Dead’. However on the other hand, I thoroughly enjoyed ‘I Am Legend’. Although you can probably guess my reaction when I was sent the press release and my first message back to Chad was “Is that zombie Hellmuth!? Is that zombie Doyle?!”
Holloway enlisted Chicago-based comic book artist Terry Huddleston to design the artwork. In addition, two-time Survivor contestant (2008’s Survivor Micronesia, Fans vs. Favorites; 2013’s Survivor Caramoan, Fans vs. Favorites II) and comic book artist Erik Reichenbach agreed to contribute a special variant cover, which will be limited to 1,000 issues.
“When I first started coming up with sketches for the cover I kept coming back to a horde of zombies behind Negreanu and what I could do to make them distinct,” said Reichenbach. “The idea of zombie showgirls made the most sense for a zombie apocalypse in Las Vegas. The juxtaposition of terrifying showgirls coming after the patrons just felt like the right way to put zombies into the world of poker.”
The limited-edition comic is priced at $5.00 and will be available during the 2015 WSOP, which starts next week at the Blue Shark Optics booth in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. In addition, digital copies are available now online at Comixology.com at http://bit.ly/1FRF04A.
Finally, RunGoodGear.com has also be printed 250 limited edition shirts featuring the cover of the comic book. These shirts are available for purchase here -> Www.rungoodgear.com/world-series-of-zombies.html