Originally appearing as a back up stories in issues 19–21 of the original Deadworld series, this compiles all of the stories into a single collection that leads into the 'To Kill A King' mini-series. There is a mysterious man that has embraced the new world where the dead walk the Earth. In fact, he seems to relish it and hunts down the zombies for sport with a single minded purpose. But when he comes up against King Zombie and his grakken demon creatures, he finds out that perhaps man is no longer superior to the dead in this supernatural holocaust world. Also included in this issue is the Deadworld short story “Body of Art”. Featuring art by Ron McCain (Batman, Adventures of Superman).
Overview: A supernatural plague has been unleashed on the world. The dead return to walk the earth…but this is no standard zombie story. The dead are just soldiers for those who have crossed the Gateway. The lead zombies are intelligent, sadistic, and in addition to having a hankering for flesh, enjoy the tortuous ordeals they put the surviving humans through. Leader of the zombies is the chain-smoking, Harley riding, sarcastic being known as King Zombie. Killing humans is just a sideline to his cruel methods as he seeks to find a way to open the Gateway permanently and take over the earth. Deadworld is a horror comic that attacks the zombie menace from a different perspective. In addition to having intelligent zombies with a goal and mission, Deadworld is also exploring the human interactions as mankind finds itself facing extinction. While some groups organize in the best interests of self-preservation, others use this as an opportunity to explore their own self deluded dreams. Deadworld is a story of horror…of survival…of hope and despair. It is an ongoing saga of modern man facing his darkest sid…where science and technology are no longer his allies…where his power of reasoning is no longer his weapon alone. Deadworld is death, yet life.