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A new generation of creators tell stories set in the universe of the cult classic Night of the Living Dead.
A new generation of creators tell stories set in the universe of the cult classic Night of the Living Dead.
522 backers pledged $16,858 to help bring this project to life.

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THE FIRST BIG BANG: Double Take (2T) is launching a new comic book universe.

You are here in the beginning. 

We have assembled ten teams of talented storytellers. Each team is creating an original series of stories. Each series is interesting, informative and funny in its own way. Together they weave into a common creative universe. 

2T will publish the 1st issues of our 1st 10 series in one big bang on September 16, 2015. Then, we’ll publish our next 10 #1’s in a bigger bang in 2016.

ABOUT DOUBLE TAKE

16 years ago, Bill Jemas played a lead role on the team that transformed Marvel from an insolvent comic publisher and toy manufacturer into a world-class entertainment company.  

Take-Two Interactive (T2) is a world-class video game publisher. Two years ago, T2 hired Bill to help start a new comic book publisher...

Now the 2T team is a dozen strong! We have recruited scores of writers and artists, editors and designers.

ABOUT YOU

On September 16, 2015, you can buy at comic shops:

      Any of 2T's print issue #1's for $2.50 to $3.50
      A Super Pack of all 10 print issue #1's for $20 to $25

But right now, you can preview the 1st scenes of the digital storyboards of our issue #1's on your phone and order a Super Pack for only $10. (The print issue #1's in the Super Pack will be very different from the digital storyboards; scroll down for an inside look into the first pages of Z-Men #1: Nervous in the Service!) 
*Psst...This may not be the final design and art of the Super Pack!
*Psst...This may not be the final design and art of the Super Pack!

We'll ship anywhere in the United States for $5 shipping cost.

But we'll cover shipping if you order the "Hundy" display case of 10 Super Packs (10 Super Packs x 10) or the "Kilo" (10 Hundies x 10). 

The Hundy (*Psst... This may not be the final design and art!)
The Hundy (*Psst... This may not be the final design and art!)

ABOUT 2T's FIRST 10 STORIES

Our first 10 stories start in the world established by the 1968 cult classic Night of the Living Dead, then we let our imaginations...and our zombies...run wild. 

Mostly, our creators are telling new stories starring new characters. But if you love the classic film, you won't be disappointed; you can follow your favorite characters from the film, from their first appearances through their dying breaths, to their first baby zombie steps...

TAKE A SNEAK PEEK AT OUR DIGITAL STORYBOARDS  BY CLICKING ON THE COVERS BELOW!

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KICKSTARTER INSIDE LOOK INTO OUR FIRST STORIES!

As promised, to thank the first wave of backers, here is a special inside look into the first pages of Z-Men #1...

Inside Look 5/8/2015 into Z-Men #1: Nervous in the Service (credit page is not final!)
Inside Look 5/8/2015 into Z-Men #1: Nervous in the Service (credit page is not final!)

WANT MORE? Well, stay tuned for more previews of our digital storyboards and inside looks of our first 10 stories, and sign up for our newsletter!

ABOUT NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 

As you may know, the 1968 film is in the public domain. All of us here at Double Take admire and respect the creators, cast and crew but no one affiliated with the Night of the Living Dead film is in any way involved in the creation of our stories. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: So why Night of the Living Dead?

A: The film is the best thing in the public domain--we're all fans of the cult classic. Night of the Living Dead is also a great property for our Ultimate-approach to storytelling. 

Q: What makes the Ultimate Night of the Living Dead series different from heavyweights like The Walking Dead?

A: Our Ultimate-style stories are told by The Moth Grand Slam winners and talented comic creators who really love the 1968 classic.

Q: Who are the creative teams for these series?

A: We have three star writers doing two books each: Jeff McComsey (best know for his Zombie collections, Fubar, Mother Russia) is on Z-Men and Rise. Brian Finkelstein and Peter Aguero our Moth Grand Slam champs are also doing two each. Brian's on Slab and Medic, Peter's on Home and Honor. Double Take is fortunate to have three wonderfully talented creators working in the office, Michael Coast, our Story Editor, along with Julian Rowe and Kurt Tiede – our graphic artists.

Q: Why are you using Kickstarter?

A: Kickstarter is a great way to reach out to readers directly, to learn about what you like and don't like. 

Q: What's the difference between the digital storyboards and the issue #1's in the Super Pack?

A: Our digital storyboards are single-panel graphic storyboards that you can read and experience on the world's first native-mobile comic player. The digital storyboards are more art, but we abridged the dialogue. The Super Pack issues feature our best art in traditional comic page layouts, with more dialogue.

Q: Are these going to be mini-series or ongoing titles?  

A: These series will be ongoing until they go zombie. 

GOT MORE QUESTIONS? Email us at doubletake.info@take2games.com (doubletake dot info at take2games dot com)

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    DIGITAL FILM BOOK - Coming for you! Get a PDF of the Night of the Living Dead Film Book, our first compilation of the best stills from the film, along with all the dialogue!

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    DIGITAL 10 PACK - Pew Pew! Get PDFs of our 1st 10 stories + Digital Film Book

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    SUPER PACK - Get the Super Pack, a collector's boxed set of our 1st 10 stories + everything above! (Unlimited ordering until the end of the campaign)

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    ART CARDS - Eye candy! Get 2 packs (one deck signed and one sealed) of limited edition art cards featuring the covers of Rise, Z-Men, Home, Spring and Slab #1 + everything above! (Unlimited ordering until the end of the campaign)

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    DIGITALLY ENHANCED - For the ghoul with no self-control, binge read your way through the Double Take Universe with a one year subscription to the Double Take Universe website. Unlimited reading, 12 months at a time! + Everything Above

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    JUMBO PRINTS! Decorate with these wallflowers. Get 11 x 17 prints of our 10 covers in gory-ious glossy color + everything above (Limited ordering until end of campaign)

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    THE SHELF! Such a patient saint... Get the graphic novels of Rise, Z-Men, Home, Spring and Slab + everything above, EXCEPT that only the first wave of new Backers at this tier or higher, and existing Backers at the higher tiers, will get the JUMBO PRINTS (limit 300)

    (Unlimited ordering of THE SHELF until end of the campaign)

    Note: We anticipate to release the graphic novels of Rise, Z-Men, Home, Spring and Slab by late Spring or Summer 2016. We will keep Backers at this tier regularly updated on our progress!

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    HUNDIES - Boss up here! Get a display case of 10 Super Packs + everything above (Unlimited ordering until the end of the campaign)

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    KILOS - For you Super Collectors. Get 10 Hundies + we'll also draw you into one of our future comics + everything above (Unlimited ordering until the end of the campaign)

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    RETAILER EXCLUSIVE – Start stockpiling, retailers! We are offering 5 Kilos with some great perks:

    Free shipping.
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    Free fulfillment.

    Intrigued? Reach out to our Sales & Marketing Coordinator Gabe Yocum at gabe.yocum@take2games.com for more information and details about this savory retailer deal!

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