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An Illustrated History of the Undead

Jovanka Vuckovic, Foreword by George A. Romero

St. Martin's Griffin


When writer/director George A. Romero released his seminal cult classic movie, Night of the Living Dead, in 1968 he had little idea of the vast cultural impact it would have. Over the past 40 years zombie culture has steadily grown in popularity--until the legions of the undead have infected every aspect of pop culture from movies and novels to comic books, television, music, toys, and even fashion. What are they? Where did they come from? What do they want? Zombies!: An Illustrated History of the Undead celebrates the living's enduring fascination with the ever popular undead. From its earliest cultural origins in African folklore and the Voodoo religion that emerged in Haiti through its colorful pedigree in cinema, right up to the contemporary mass zombie walks, their prevalence in New York Times bestselling fiction lists, and even the video game market. Zombies! examines and celebrates with fully illustrated text the many manners in which the undead have been portrayed since their inception.

Praise for Zombies!

“No one knows horror like Jovanka Vuckovic and no one is better suited to lay out a gory smorgasboard of zombie history. This is going to be bloody delicious!” —Jonathan Maberry – NY Times Bestseller and multiple Bram Stoker Award winning author of PATIENT ZERO and ZOMBIE CSU

“Horror to Jovanka Vuckovic is as much about preservation as it is enjoyment. She is the modern equivalent of Forry Ackerman, but her breath is much better.” —Steve Niles – comic book author, novelist, Creator of 30 Days of Night

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Jovanka Vuckovic, Foreword by George A. Romero

Jovanka Vuckovic is the the former editor-in-chief of Rue Morgue Magazine, the world's largest and fastest-growing horror in culture and entertainment magazine since 1997. She is also an artist and film-maker and has appeared in zombie movies by Zack Snyder and George Romero.

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