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28 Days Later: The Aftermath

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Two idealistic scientists unwittingly developing the deadliest virus the world has ever known...A family making desperate choices as they struggle to survive the Infection's initial outbreak...A lone gunslinging survivor battling the Infected in a decimated London...Four original tales chronicling the greatest horror humanity has ever faced come together in a bloody conclusion as terrifying as the Rage Virus itself.

Written by horror master Steve Niles (creator of the classic 30...

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Overview

Two idealistic scientists unwittingly developing the deadliest virus the world has ever known...A family making desperate choices as they struggle to survive the Infection's initial outbreak...A lone gunslinging survivor battling the Infected in a decimated London...Four original tales chronicling the greatest horror humanity has ever faced come together in a bloody conclusion as terrifying as the Rage Virus itself.

Written by horror master Steve Niles (creator of the classic 30 Days of Night) and illustrated by three of the most terrifyingly talented illustrators working in comics today, 28 Days Later: The Aftermath begins before the hit movie—and ends with a shocking revelation that leads into the events of the sequel, 28 Weeks Later.

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Editorial Reviews

Kevin Carr
“[A] fine bridge between the two movies [28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later].”
DreadCentral.com
"Recommended!"
Wisconsin State Journal
“Gotta have it”
Comics Alliance.com
“The art...is fantastic...Horror Buffs–give it a once-over. It’ll whet your appetite for the film!”
Dreadcentral.com
“Recommended!”
Count Gore.com
“This is high-octane horror magnificently illustrated with gory brio.”
Fangoria.com
“[W]ill evoke excitement and appreciation...with its fine combination of a well-written story and beautifully disturbing artwork.”
joblo.com
“[A] quick paced, intense ride for the 28 Days Later lover in all of us...slick and intelligent.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“[Niles] ably weaves together four separate tales that each feature those blood-spewing zombies and the mayhem they create.”
Ain't It Cool News.com
“As far as zombie comics go, [this] is definitely ahead of the shambling, brain-eating pack.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“[Niles] ably weaves together four separate tales that each feature those blood-spewing zombies and the mayhem they create.”
Fangoria.com
“[W]ill evoke excitement and appreciation...with its fine combination of a well-written story and beautifully disturbing artwork.”
Count Gore.com
“This is high-octane horror magnificently illustrated with gory brio.”
Ain't It Cool News.com
“As far as zombie comics go, [this] is definitely ahead of the shambling, brain-eating pack.”
Comics Alliance.com
“The art...is fantastic...Horror Buffs-give it a once-over. It’ll whet your appetite for the film!”
Dreadcentral.com
“Recommended!”
joblo.com
“[A] quick paced, intense ride for the 28 Days Later lover in all of us...slick and intelligent.”
Publishers Weekly
Gruesome rules in this horror collection. Despite the title, the four stories actually are set before or at the same time as the action of the 2002 film about the horrifying consequences of a manmade virus that infects humans with mindless rage, turning them into carnivorous brutes who infect others by spewing virus-laden blood. Niles's scripts (one of which is included as a bonus text feature) show the creation of the virus by ethically challenged researchers, describe its uncontrollable spread as zomboid mobs wipe out most of humanity, and question whether the survivors deserve to survive. Like the movie, the stories also juxtapose the rationalizations that we use to justify violence-idealism, pride, revenge, love, etc.-with the behavior of the infected monsters. The characters aren't especially interesting beyond that: some infected zomboids totter around, puking blood and exclaiming "Ghaaaagh!" while others dither and wait for death. Of the multiple artists at work, Calero's two stories, "Stage 1: Development" and "Stage 4: Quarantine," effectively combine glimpses of light with masses of darkness, and Nat Jones ("Stage 3: Decimation") mixes scratchy agitated line work with a muted wash, especially in a two-page spread of a ruined Piccadilly Circus. Mainly, however, the art is just graphic enough to satisfy readers' cravings for literal blood and guts. (Apr.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061236761
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/3/2007
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 583,047
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Niles is a film producer and writer of screenplays including the classic 30 Days of Night which is being made into a film produced by the legendary Sam Raimi for release in October 2007. Named by Fangoria magazine as one of the "13 rising talents who promise to terrify us for the next 25 years" is also penning the upcoming films Bigfoot (which he co-created with rocker Rob Zombie) and The Lurkers. He lives in Los Angeles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2007

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    i thought it was an entertaining book. the artwork was really good. i was just disappointed in the storyline. in the reviews it says it answers many unanswered questions. it does so, but without much substance. its overall good, but with the lack of a storyline its not great.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    terrific graphic comic doomsday thriller

    The two Cambridge, England scientists Clive and Warren work on an inhibitor to prevent human rage. Whereas the more violent prone Clive worries they are going too far, Warren wants to test on humans. Their first attempt on an abusive criminal goes awry. However, Warren thinks he has the elixir after testing with a monkey and plans to use an airborne virulent of Ebola to deliver it. --- In Cherry Hinton Hall Park in Cambridge, Roger and his three children celebrate the birthday of his wife their mom. The youngest child sees a monkey in a tree that attacks the kid. He is rushed to the hospital as all hell has broken loose because Warren¿s concept mutated making the Rage Virus the norm. --- This is the first ¿stage¿ and a half of a five stage graphic comic doomsday thriller. The art is gripping with its overall darkness enhancing the feeling of overall doom. The cast is solid as family battles to survive the aftermath of science out of control. Fans of the format especially those who enjoyed the movie 28 Days Later will want to read this terrific horror thriller. --- Harriet Klausner

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