December 31, 1969

The Hardships of War Include Zombies in Upcoming One Shot

CA – 8 June 2011 – The next zombie hit comes from none other than Image
Comics, the publisher that introduced fans to the international
best-selling hit THE WALKING DEAD. ‘68: HARDSHIP is a stand alone story
based in the grisly world that horror writer Mark Kidwell carved out in
the first two issues of the ‘68 miniseries. Along with gifted colorist
Jay Fotos, guest artist Jeff Zornow (TYRANNOSAURUS REX, HACK/SLASH)
illustrates the horrific details of this story about what happens to one
soldier when he returns home.

â“68: HARDSHIP is my return to the
zombie/horror genre,” Zornow explained. “This is the darkest zombie book
I have ever illustrated. Brutal and to the point, this is a detailed
description of the American nightmare, which opens the gates to an
undead apocalypse!”

“They say you can’t go home again,†Kidwell
commented. â“And HARDSHIP proves that old adage in spades. We’re giving
readers a look at the American heartland invaded by the hungry undead
through the eyes of a battle-fatigued soldier who’s seen far too much
horror. This book is dark, hardcore and doesn’t flinch.”

In ‘68:
HARDSHIP, a young soldier comes back home from Vietnam. However, seen
through the eyes of one traumatized by battle and suffering from
previously latent schizophrenia, Nebraska does not appear to be the
gentle place of his memories. In fact, it appears to be a battleground
teaming with the threats of enemy occupation… from both ‘Charlie’ and
the undead. ‘68: HARDSHIP is a journey into a psychological realm of
hallucination, violence and undead horror!

‘68: HARDSHIP (ONE SHOT), a 32-page full color horror comic book, will be on sale August 24th for $3.99.