Escape of the Living Dead: Airborne

    (Avatar, 2006)
™ and © Avatar Press, Inc.

Since 28 Days Later broke gospel and made zombies furious, frothing, speed-freaks (a lot closer to Romero’s Crazies than traditional zombies) and the Dawn of the Dead remake enforced it, there’s been some debate among horror fans over whether fast zombies are kosher or not. The question is answered when John Russo, screenwriter of the original Night of the Living Dead, scripts a zombie moving quicker than a human. (Unless this is a comic adaptation addition by scripter Mike Wolfer, or an artistic contribution by Dheeraj Verma).

Framing the flashbacks to the zombie’s past are two scientists illegally experimenting on him on a warehouse. Otherwise, the story is about a bunch of plot-free hippies flaunting free love and drugs in the swamp while elsewhere a couple of anti-hippie hunters encounter a zombie. It’s not the zombie that infects one, however, but a mosquito that had bitten the zombie earlier. One wonders why the middlemen couldn’t be cut out and just have the mosquito bite a hippie.

— Brendan McGinley

Jump to issue:
   NotesWriterArtist

#1 Variation A

  8/1/2006
  $3.99
  $3.99
1 copy available for $9.99
Regular cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation B

  8/1/2006
  $3.99
  $3.99
5 copies available from $3.99
Wraparound cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation C

  8/1/2006
  $3.99
  $3.50
1 copy available for $3.50
Body Count cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation D

  8/1/2006
  $3.99
  $3.50
1 copy available for $3.50
Gore cover by Jeremy Rock John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation E

  8/1/2006
  $3.99
  $10.00
1 copy available for $9.99
Terror cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation F

  8/1/2006
  $0.00
  $7.00
1 copy available for $7.00
Platinum Foil coverIncludes Certificate of AuthenticityJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation G

  8/1/2006
  $3.99
  $3.50
1 copy available for $3.50
Deadhead cover by Mike Wolfer John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation H

  8/1/2006
  $3.99
  $3.50
1 copy available for $3.50
Shocker cover by Mike Wolfer John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation I

  8/1/2006
  $3.99
  $3.50
1 copy available for $3.50
Splatterstock cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation J

  8/1/2006
  $5.99
  $5.25
1 copy available for $5.25
Bad Day cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation K

  8/1/2006
  $0.00
  $8.00
No copies available
Gold Foil coverIncludes Certificate of AuthenticityJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation L

  8/1/2006
  $5.99
  $5.25
1 copy available for $5.25
Walking the Dog cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation A

  10/1/2006
  $3.99
  $8.50
2 copies available from $8.50
Regular cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation B

  10/1/2006
  $3.99
  $3.75
4 copies available from $3.70
Wraparound cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation C

  10/1/2006
  $3.99
  $3.00
1 copy available for $3.00
Terror cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation D

  10/1/2006
  $3.99
  $3.50
1 copy available for $3.50
Body Count cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation E

  10/1/2006
  $5.99
  $5.25
2 copies available from $5.25
Gore cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation F

  10/1/2006
  $6.99
  $6.00
1 copy available for $6.00
Splatterstock cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation G

  10/1/2006
  $0.00
  $8.00
No copies available
Platinum Foil cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation H

  10/1/2006
  $3.99
  $3.50
1 copy available for $3.50
Gore cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation I

  10/1/2006
  $5.99
  $6.50
1 copy available for $6.50
Sneak Attack cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation J

  10/1/2006
  $5.99
  $5.25
2 copies available from $5.25
Groovy Cannibal cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation K

  10/1/2006
  $5.99
  $5.50
1 copy available for $5.50
Nightcrawlers cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#3 Variation A

  11/1/2006
  $3.99
  $8.50
2 copies available from $8.50
Regular cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#3 Variation B

  11/1/2006
  $3.99
  $3.99
4 copies available from $4.00
Wrap cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#3 Variation C

  11/1/2006
  $3.99
  $3.50
1 copy available for $3.50
Gore cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#3 Variation D

  11/1/2006
  $3.99
  $3.50
1 copy available for $3.50
Body Count cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#3 Variation E

  11/1/2006
  $3.99
  $3.50
1 copy available for $3.50
Terror cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#3 Variation F

  11/1/2006
  $8.00
  $2.25
1 copy available for $2.25
Platinum Foil coverIncludes Certificate of AuthenticityJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#3 Variation G

  11/1/2006
  $6.99
  $6.00
1 copy available for $6.00
Splatterstock cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#3 Variation H

  11/1/2006
  $5.99
  $29.00
2 copies available from $29.00
In Your Face Cover John Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer