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Zombies!: An Illustrated History of the Undead

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When writer/director George A. Romero released his seminal cult classic movie, Night of the Living Dead, in 1968 he had little idea of the vast cultural impact it would have. Over the past 40 years zombie culture has steadily grown in popularity—until the legions of the undead have infected every aspect of pop culture from movies and novels to comic books, television, music, toys, and even fashion.  What are they?  Where did they come from?  What do they want? Zombies!: ...

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Overview

When writer/director George A. Romero released his seminal cult classic movie, Night of the Living Dead, in 1968 he had little idea of the vast cultural impact it would have. Over the past 40 years zombie culture has steadily grown in popularity—until the legions of the undead have infected every aspect of pop culture from movies and novels to comic books, television, music, toys, and even fashion.  What are they?  Where did they come from?  What do they want? Zombies!: An Illustrated History of the Undead  celebrates the living's enduring fascination with the ever popular undead.  From its earliest cultural origins in African folklore and the Voodoo religion that emerged in Haiti through its colorful pedigree in cinema, right up to the contemporary mass zombie walks, their prevalence in New York Times bestselling fiction lists, and even the video game market.  Zombies! examines and celebrates with fully illustrated text the many manners in which the undead have been portrayed since their inception.   

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"No one knows horror like Jovanka Vuckovic and no one is better suited to lay out a gory smorgasboard of zombie history.  This is going to be bloody delicious!"  

Jonathan Maberry – NY Times Bestseller and multiple Bram Stoker Award winning author of PATIENT ZERO and ZOMBIE CSU

"Horror to Jovanka Vuckovic is as much about preservation as it is enjoyment. She is the modern equivalent of Forry Ackerman, but her breath is much better."

Steve Niles – comic book author, novelist, Creator of 30 Days of Night

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312656508
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 205,380
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jovanka Vuckovic is the the former editor-in-chief of Rue Morgue Magazine, the world's largest and fastest-growing horror in culture and entertainment magazine since 1997.  She is also an artist and film-maker and has appeared in zombie movies by Zack Snyder and George Romero.

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  • Posted March 7, 2011

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    Fascinating

    Perhaps the most popular Zombie fever advocate is movie director George A. Romero who began the current craze with his classic Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Since then Zombies are a feature of comic books, novels and movies. However, though this terrific reference book devotes about Zombies in the recent decades, the fun in this collection is the less known earlier periods. Thus the first four chapters are insightful and fascinating as the roots in Haiti, the literature of Poe and Shelley; the early films like the Living Dead and of course the Romero flesh feasts. Ironically though the slaves whispered of the dead walking at night, it is in the late nineteenth century the first zombie mania became an American public phenomena due to the work of journalist Patrick Hearne. The next wave is kicked off by EC comics, Romero and the Spanish zombie invasion. Finally there is choices when one enters Zombieland as readers will enjoy being on the menu due to the graphic illustrations enhancing the engaging historical look at peeling flesh via all types of multimedia sources; just keep hand lotion handy.

    Harriet Klausner

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