The New Deadwardians
|The New Deadwardians|
Cover for the first issue
|Genre||Zombies in comics,
|Publication date||March 2012 to October 2012|
|No. of issues||8|
|Written by||Dan Abnett|
The New Deadwardians is an eight issue comic book series by Dan Abnett with artwork by I.N.J. Culbard. The series began publication in March 2012 by Vertigo. Abnett has stated that The New Deadwardians will span eight issues but that "We already have a very, very nice idea where we would go next with it, both in terns of the geopolitics of the world but a very specific other case for a second series".
The comic follows Chief Inspector George Suttle as he attempts to solve crimes in a post-Victorian England where the upper classes are composed of vampires and the lower class of zombies and humans. As Suttle tries to get to the bottom of an upper-class citizen's murder, he discovers that there's more to this murder than meets the eye.
Reception for The New Deadwardians has been overwhelmingly positive, with Comic Book Resources calling it "inventive" and "unique". The New Jersey On-Line and Shock Till You Drop praised the story line, with Shock Till You Drop writing that "with an end date in sight it only makes me more impatient for the next issue because I want to see what happens next".
The series has been collected in the form of a trade paperback:
- The New Deadwardians (Collects The New Deadwardians #1-8, February 13, 2013, ISBN 978-1-4012-3763-9)
- ‘The New Deadwardians’: If vampires, zombies visited ‘Downton Abbey’ LA Times
- 'New Deadwardians': Undead meets the English upper crust USA Today
- The New Deadwardians Gives Us Its Best Play On Words To Date Bleeding Cool
- Comic Book Review: ‘The New Deadwardians’ #5 ScienceFiction.com
- The Weekly Round-Up #138 With Manhattan Projects, American Vampire, Graveyard of Empires & More Inside Pulse
- THE NEW DEADWARDIANS #3 CBR
- THE NEW DEADWARDIANS #1 CBR
- "The New Deadwardians" is a murder mystery layered with social psychology of class NJ.com
- Review: The New Deadwardians Shock Till You Drop
- The New Deadwardians #4: The Restless Young Crave Online