Dead Day #1 / $4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 04.15.20

Writer: Ryan Parrott

Artists: Evgeniy Bornyakov

Colorist: Juancho Velez

Letterer: Charles Pritchett

Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia

Incentive Cover: Francesco Francavilla

 

If the dead could come back for just one night, would we want them to?

 

Meet the Haskins, a seemingly normal suburban family, as they prepare for the annual macabre holiday known as “Dead Day” – when the deceased rise from the grave from sunset to sunrise. Some come back to reunite with family and friends, others for one last night of debauchery, still others with only one thing on their decomposing mind: revenge.

 

From writer Ryan Parrott (OBERON, VOLITION, Power Rangers) and artist Evgeniy Bornyakov (DESCENDENT, YOU ARE OBSOLETE) comes an unnerving tale of existential horror with grave consequences.

 

RYAN PARROTT ON WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT AND WHY HE IS EXCITED FOR IT TO COME OUT:

 

“The premise is pretty simple: What if, every few years, some of the dead could  come back for just one day? What would they do with it? How would it change our world and our perception of death? I’ve always been a fan of big event-based world building. Ones where a single moment can create a legion of individual stories, and this premise seemed to do that. For most people with family, it would probably be like Christmas. You’d get to reconnect with loved ones and reminisce. And for those without, maybe it’s one last night to cut loose. But you would also have people coming back with scores to settle and unfinished business. And that’s where Dead Day really started to take shape for me.”

 

RYAN PARROTT ON SOME OF THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE PROJECT:

 

“I think the inspiration came from the fact that getting older means you start to lose the people you love. I never got a chance to say goodbye to my grandparents before they passed and, I remember for months after their deaths, I would have these insanely vivid dreams were I simply got to talk with them for a few minutes, and then I’d wake up and they were gone. So I thought, what if that actually happened… but worldwide? Television shows like THE PURGE and THE LEFTOVERS have done a wonderful job highlighting how entire societies can change politically or emotionally based on a single moment, and I think I liked the idea of exploring that idea in relationship to death.”


RYAN PARROTT ON THIS BEING HIS THIRD BOOK WITH AFTERSHOCK AND HOW HIS EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN WORKING THE PUBLISHER AND THE CREATORS HE’S COLLABORATED WITH:

 

“I can’t say enough wonderful things about my working relationship with AfterShock Comics. They’ve always brought a balance of providing creative freedom but keeping you in tune with the commercial sensibilities of the market. They take so many chances in an effort to simply tell a great story. I mean, I’ve done a futuristic robot murder mystery, an evil fairy Shakespearian road trip and now… a psychological horror series about a holiday where they dead rise. AfterShock has shown tremendous faith and commitment to their creators and I will be eternally grateful.”

RYAN PARROTT ON (3) REASONS WHY COMIC FANS SHOULD ADD THIS TITLE TO THEIR PULL LIST:

 

“Three reasons to add this to your pull list. Okay… 

  1. ) If you like character-driven stories about life, death and roads not taken… 
  2. ) If you like a little zombie-style gore and violence with your catharsis…
  3. ) If you’ve ever wondered how you might react to seeing someone you love come back from the dead…

…Then DEAD DAY might just be for you.”

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Dead Day #1 / $4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 04.15.20 Writer: Ryan Parrott Artists: Evgeniy Bornyakov Colorist: Juancho Velez Letterer: Charles Pritchett Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia Incentive Cover: Francesco Francavilla   If the dead could come back for just one night, would we want them to?   Meet the Haskins, a seemingly normal suburban...