Escape of the Living Dead: Airborne

 EOTA   (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

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#1 Variation A

  8/1/2006
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Regular coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation B

  8/1/2006
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Wraparound coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation C

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Body Count coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation D

  8/1/2006
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Gore cover by Jeremy RockJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation E

  8/1/2006
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Terror coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation F

  8/1/2006
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Platinum Foil cover; Includes Certificate of AuthenticityJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation G

  8/1/2006
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Deadhead cover by Mike WolferJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation H

  8/1/2006
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Shocker cover by Mike WolferJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation I

  8/1/2006
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Splatterstock coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation J

  8/1/2006
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Bad Day coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation K

  8/1/2006
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Gold Foil cover; Includes Certificate of AuthenticityJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation L

  8/1/2006
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Walking the Dog coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation A

  10/1/2006
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Regular coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation B

  10/1/2006
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Wraparound coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation C

  10/1/2006
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Terror coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation D

  10/1/2006
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Body Count coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation E

  10/1/2006
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Gore coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation F

  10/1/2006
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Splatterstock coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation G

  10/1/2006
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  $8.00
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Platinum Foil coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation H

  10/1/2006
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Gore coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation I

  10/1/2006
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Sneak Attack coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation J

  10/1/2006
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Groovy Cannibal coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#2 Variation K

  10/1/2006
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Nightcrawlers coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#3 Variation A

  11/1/2006
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Regular coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#3 Variation B

  11/1/2006
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Wrap coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferDheeraj Verma, Mike Wolfer

#3 Variation C

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

#3 Variation D

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

#3 Variation E

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

#3 Variation F

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

#3 Variation G

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

#3 Variation H

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