Monday, January 19, 2009

Studio 407's Netherworld

Preview Netherworld
Chris Jones, the writer on this book, was kind enough to send me the press release below for a new release from Studio 407. He describes it as follows:

"It's a science-fiction/horror book about a research scientist abducted by the military for a covert mission on a hostile planet under alien control where all of the inhabitants have suddenly fallen dead. Now, I could go on about how its cold-war-political undertones are an homage to the classic sci-fi movies from the fifties, or about the emotional struggle the main character, Emily, has as a pacifist forced on a mission with a military objective, but I can really sum the book up in two words:

Alien Zombies."

Sounds great to me! Check out their site for other comics, as well.

PRESS RELEASE, for immediate distribution

Studio 407's Unleashes Sci-fi/Horror Mini-Series Netherworld on March 25th

January 12, 2009 - Studio 407 is excited to launch the first issue of "Netherworld" on March 25th. Studio 407 recently announced that their vampire series The Night Projectionist was picked up by Myriad Pictures along with the much anticipated Hybrid which starts filming later this year, directed by Ernie Barbarash (Cube Zero, American Psycho 2). Now comes an original new series Netherworld, which takes the zombie/undead genre to a terrifying new level. Adding to Studio 407’s growing stable of horror titles, Netherworld is penned by emerging writing talent Chad Jones and penciled by Brazilian artist RB Silva.

Jones says "I've been writing genre for as long as I can remember. So, I was kicking around a novel idea and was trying to describe the creature concept in the story to a friend and made the off-hand comment, "well it's not like they're alien zombies or anything..." Jones continues "And I stopped. And I thought, hmm.... that would be kind of awesome. Alien zombies. Hell, I gotta write that! And suddenly, Netherworld became my obsession. Everything else that I had been writing, planning to write or thinking about writing, got put to the side and I started hammering the keyboard like a mad person. And Netherworld came out in a flourish of alien body parts, political intrigue, humans running for their lives and lots and lots of blood."

Preview "Netherworld" at:

Netherworld is described as: On a distant planet, a team of specialists investigate the mysterious remains of an alien civilization brought to the brink of extinction. Dead alien bodies litter the streets of a massive city of an once majestic, extraterrestrial culture still strange and foreign to them. As the team unravels the enigma surrounding this cataclysmic event, they discover the planet’s horrible secret, and soon find themselves surrounded by a legion of undead aliens. The comic series is written by Chad Jones and artist RB Silva.

Jazma calls "Netherworld": "Intense!"
Broken Frontier says "It may be the best small press sci-fi book going."

Bringing out of this world action with full on terror, Netherworld blends Aliens with Dawn of the Dead, and will be sure to satisfy both horror and science fiction fans alike.
You can pre-order "Netherworld" now by using the Diamond order code: DCD item # JAN094420

For more information on Studio 407, visit them online at (, or check them out in your local comic book shop!

About Studio 407

Studio 407 brings together the imagination and creative talents of writers and artists from North America and Asia to generate a flow of distinct and kinetic East-meets-West entertainment. A writer driven studio that blends innovation with tradition, Studio 407 is dedicated to publishing the highest quality in comics and manga, across a wide variety of genres. From capes to kung fu, giant robots to vampires, and secret agents to mad scientists; at Studio 407, we sweat the details.

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