DEAD ROOTS – Issue 1 out now!

Dead Roots Issue 1 is out now!

Dead what? Dead Roots is a bumper-sized zombie comic anthology that is published quarterly through Apple’s NewsStand App (With a Kindle version currently in development).

Based during the initial outbreak of a zombie plague in Britain (and the rest of the world, but mostly Britain), the anthology focuses on the emotional state and experiences of everyday people, and their journeys as they search to find their loved ones in an apocalyptic setting. The anthology will consist of multiple short stories of related – by blood or love – characters as they come to grips with this new horrific environment.

Expect blood, violence, swearing, madness, love, hate and a LOT of zombies. Like a mad prequel to World War Z in spectacular comic form.

Developed by Mike Garley, Dead Roots has dozens of well-known contributors from across the world of Graphic Novels, Art, Film and Television, including Stormhouse writer Jason Arnopp, Red Dwarf script editors Andrew Ellard & Paul Alexander, award-winning comic artist Rob McCallum, and Severance writer James Moran.

Check out some preview pages, blog posts and a full list of contributors at

Sadly for those lacking in Apple goodness, this anthology is only available via Apple’s Newstand for both iPad and iPhones, although it does boast this hilarious “content warning”:

  • Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content or Nudity
  • Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Use
  • Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes

That’s more of an advert than a warning!

You can either download the issues of Dead Roots individually for £2.99 / $4.99 / €4.49 or go full-awesome and buy a quarterly subscription at £2.49 / $3.99 / €3.59 an issue. Either way it’s a goddamn bargain!


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