Published on October 3rd, 2015 | by Richard Boom
Brian Pulido’s Zack The Zombie Exterminator Opens For Business
From the twisted minds of Brian Pulido and Mike MacLean comes the rise, fall and redemption of an American original, Zack the Zombie Exterminator
He’s humanity’s last hope. We’re screwed!
Coffin Comics announced Zack the Zombie Exterminator, a 96 page full color original graphic novel due for release December 2015. Zack is a horror comedy that takes horror very seriously.
A year ago, Zombies started rising here and there. We expected the apocalypse. Instead, we got… pests. Zack Zander is a redneck, metal head with a talent for zombie-splatting. And his whole family gets in on the action. Together, the Zanders make up Z-Gone, “semi-professional” zombie exterminators. And they showcase every second of gory mayhem on YouTube.
Overnight, Zack’s exploits catapult him from viral video joke to primetime hero. With fame come the spoils: cooler clothes, better gear, and a sexy sidekick.
But as Zack’s ego skyrockets and his family ties snap, a cooler crew of zombie killers challenge Z-Gone’s TV supremacy, The Dead Patrol. Soon Zack takes a fall, losing everything—his money, his family, his girl. To make matters worse, an ancient evil rears its ugly head, threatening to bring forth a hellish undead apocalypse.
Now, Zack has one chance to make things right. And all he has to do is kill a horde of flesh hungry zombies and a stop the god of Death from destroying the world.
Zack the Zombie Exterminator is co-written by Mike MacLean (Sharktopus, Dino-Croc vs. SuperGator, Piranhaconda) and Brian Pulido (Lady Death, Evil Ernie, Chaos! Comics, A Nightmare on Elm St., Friday The 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Chucky) and fiendishly illustrated by industry newcomers Djibril Morissette-Phan (illustrator) and Ceci de la Cruz (color).
“It’s like Wayne’s World meets Dawn of the Dead,” says co-creator Brian Pulido. “The horror is real, but the character’s reactions are where the comedy lies.”
The graphic novel campaign is live on Kickstarter now. Here is the hyperlink: Zack
“We all love AMC’s The Walking Dead. Week after week the show delivers gut-wrenching drama, dangling its characters over the brink of extinction. It’s thrilling, thought-provoking, and… utterly depressing. That’s not Zack,” says Mike Maclean. “Simply stated, Zack the Zombie Exterminator puts the fun back into zombie-splatting.”