Night of the Living Dead Back From the Grave

 NOTQ   (Avatar, 2006)

™ and © Avatar Press, Inc.

The point of a promotional item like this is to raise anticipation for the actual story—in this case George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead: The Beginning. In that regard, this item fails. Charging $2.99 for an 8-page story and a collection of preview covers that Avatar hopes collectors will buy multiple copies of in order to acquire the variant cover art… that’s kind of low. And while the story shows a higher level of characterization and care for its cast than a typical horror story (Mike Wolfer adapts a story by the original film’s screenwriter, John Russo), it leaves the salesman’s duties to the able artwork of Sebastian Fumara.

If this is just the first 8 pages of the book, save your money and satisfy yourself with this: three kids go into the woods. Two of them are killed by zombies. The end.

— Brendan McGinley

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#1 Variation A

  8/1/2006
  $2.99
  $14.00
2 copies available from $2.99
Regular cover by Jacen BurrowsJohn Russo, Mike WolferSebastian Fiumara, Tim Vigil, Jacen Burrows, Matt Busch, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation B

  8/1/2006
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
Gore cover by Tim VigilJohn Russo, Mike WolferSebastian Fiumara, Tim Vigil, Jacen Burrows, Matt Busch, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation C

  8/1/2006
  $2.99
  $2.99
1 copy available for $2.99
Rotting cover by Sebastian FiumaraJohn Russo, Mike WolferSebastian Fiumara, Tim Vigil, Jacen Burrows, Matt Busch, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation D

  8/1/2006
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
Terror cover by Juan Jose RypJohn Russo, Mike WolferSebastian Fiumara, Tim Vigil, Jacen Burrows, Matt Busch, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation E

  8/1/2006
  $5.99
  $5.50
No copies available
Haunting cover by Tim VigilJohn Russo, Mike WolferSebastian Fiumara, Tim Vigil, Jacen Burrows, Matt Busch, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation F

  8/1/2006
  $5.99
  $5.25
1 copy available for $5.25
Headshot cover by Jacen BurrowsJohn Russo, Mike WolferSebastian Fiumara, Tim Vigil, Jacen Burrows, Matt Busch, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation G

  8/1/2006
  $6.99
  $6.99
No copies available
Cardboard stock cover; Splatterstock cover by Jacen BurrowsJohn Russo, Mike WolferSebastian Fiumara, Tim Vigil, Jacen Burrows, Matt Busch, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation H

  8/1/2006
  $0.00
  $6.00
No copies available
Grave Gold Foil cover by Jacen Burrows; Includes Certificate of AuthenticityJohn Russo, Mike WolferSebastian Fiumara, Tim Vigil, Jacen Burrows, Matt Busch, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation I

  8/1/2006
  $0.00
  $8.00
No copies available
Grave Platinum Foil cover by Jacen Burrows; Includes Certificate of AuthenticityJohn Russo, Mike WolferSebastian Fiumara, Tim Vigil, Jacen Burrows, Matt Busch, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation J

  8/1/2006
  $11.99
  $11.99
No copies available
Necro-Foil cover; Includes Certificate of AuthenticityJohn Russo, Mike WolferSebastian Fiumara, Tim Vigil, Jacen Burrows, Matt Busch, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation K

  8/1/2006
  $5.99
  $5.25
1 copy available for $5.25
Painted coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferSebastian Fiumara, Tim Vigil, Jacen Burrows, Matt Busch, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation L

  8/1/2006
  $29.99
  $29.99
No copies available
Burrows Sketch coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferSebastian Fiumara, Tim Vigil, Jacen Burrows, Matt Busch, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation M

  8/1/2006
  $5.99
  $27.00
1 copy available for $27.00
Good Eats coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferSebastian Fiumara, Tim Vigil, Jacen Burrows, Matt Busch, Mike Wolfer

#1 Variation N

  8/1/2006
  $5.99
  $5.25
2 copies available from $5.25
Rubira Painted coverJohn Russo, Mike WolferSebastian Fiumara, Tim Vigil, Jacen Burrows, Matt Busch, Mike Wolfer