Brooklyn’s Best-Loved Hip Hop Act Team with Rob Markman and J.J. Lopez For An Original Graphic Novel Inspired By Their
2016 Debut Album
NEW YORK, NY— Z2 Comics continues to bring the biggest names in music and comics together; rewarding longtime fans, and bringing new readers into the immersive world of four-color fiction. Today, the publisher brings it back to Brooklyn for Flatbush Zombies- 3001: A Prequel Odyssey, an original graphic novel hitting stores just in time for Halloween!
Erick the Architect says “Collecting trading cards and reading comic books was always a way for me to tap into my imagination as a youngin’. Now that I’m an older man, I still have those memories (which I’m grateful for) and will always pose as a means of pulling inspiration when I’m fresh out of them. To be featured in my own graphic novel is a pretty remarkable feat, I’m super proud to be part of it [but] I’m even more proud that we are representing our city!”
Zombie Juice continues “Never thought we would be immortalized with our own graphic novel, and to highlight where we come from. That means everything to me. Special thanks to everyone involved who helped make this a reality. I couldn’t be more proud of the art that was created.”
Meechy Darko adds “Picture this: Lil Meech in the early early 90s. This was around the time my parents split and just before my pops left the crib to start a new chapter, he gave me his comic book collection. Listen, some of them shits was soooo old I was scared to even touch em’. Mint condition…first issues …fuckin flawless. Pretty impressive looking back at it. A lot of them were given to him by his stepfather before, so there’s some history. Then, in the late 1990s, my Uncle Dean leaves to join the army, but before the wars, he dumped a big stack of comics on my bedroom floor, and I still have some of these comics till this day. Knowing that I can now contribute something to the collection, something I was part of crafting…is a wilddd Feeling. Hopefully I can pass ‘em down to the next litter.”
The official prequel to the Flatbush Zombies’ breakthrough debut, 3001: A Prequel Odyssey is only in comics, only from Z2. Erick, Meech, and Juice were just three friends from Flatbush with the power to really move a crowd—until a supernatural crystal changed everything! Now, dark forces are invading the neighborhood to unleash a nightmare entity at Brooklyn’s world-famous West Indian Day Parade…and only the Flatbush Zombies stand in their way.
Writer Rob Markman says “Comics and music are my passions and bringing both together with The Zombies is a dream come true. Like Meech, Juice and Erick; I’m from Flatbush, Brooklyn, so the stars couldn’t align more perfectly on this story.”
Artist J.J. Lopez adds “I’m ecstatic to be a part of this project. I mean, Rob wrote an awesome story. The Flatbush Zombies have such a raw, contagious energy, and I think we’re delivering that here. I can’t wait for everyone to join us and the Zombies on this epic adventure!”
Written in partnership with the artists, writer Rob Markman (Marvel’s Voices; Solo teams with interior artist J.J. Lopez, and a stunning cover by Marvel Comics artist David Nakayama, Flatbush Zombies- 3001: A Prequel Odyssey will be released in comic shops and bookstores in October, with multiple editions available for preorder through Z2 now, including a deluxe and super deluxe edition, featuring limited edition art prints, exclusive vinyl and more!