The Black Death Becomes A Zombie Outbreak In Pestilence

The Walking Dead goes Medieval.

Frequent comic readers will no doubt be familiar with writer Frank Tieri because of his stories featuring popular characters including Iron Man, Wolverine, Deadpool, Batman, and for his work on the Marvel vs. Capcom games. This May, he’s going to be weaving a different kind of tale as he steps into Medieval Europe for a new comic series called Pestilence, which asks the question of “what if the Black Death was actually a zombie outbreak?”

The black death killed over 50 million people, which back in the day was around 60% of the population of Europe. Tieri’s alternate history tale will feature a knight named Roderick Helms who is tasked with leading his elite squad of knights to prevent the living dead outbreak from spreading any further.

Published by AfterShock Comics, Oleg Okunev will provide the interior artwork, whilst Tim Bradstreet, the guy who created all those amazing Punisher covers, will also be drawing the covers for Pestilence. If you can stomach a ton of Medieval gore, you can pre-order a digital copy of #1 on ComiXology ahead of its release on 3 May 2017.

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