FUBAR volume 2 is well under way. 43 creators are collaborating to bring you 27 short World War II zombie stories set in the Pacific theater. As FUBAR volume one goes into it’s second printing we’ve decided to share one of the 27 stories with you rock steady true believers. “Wild Blue” is brought to you by FUBAR’s senior editorial staff.Written by our Story Editor: Jorge Vega and illustrated by FUBAR’s Editor in Chief: Jeff McComsey
The first offset print run is just about sold out. We’ve gotten great order numbers from comic shops and our online distributors that have left our boxes of FUBAR depleted. It’s what we refer to as a “good” problem. Since orders are still coming in and we find ourselves about to start our con season without any books we decided to place an order for a second print run of FUBAR volume 1. After having stared at the first cover for so long I decided that to distinguish the two print runs, we should have a different cover for it.
My first choice for a cover artist was Danilo Beyruth. I know guys that draw as well as Danilo are usually pretty busy. I expected him to politely pass but I had to ask anyway. I was very excited when he agreed to do it and in very short time. Needless to say, Danilo absolutely nailed it and got it to me 2 weeks before the time I needed it. He’s the real deal.
Today is the debut of FUBAR in comic shops all across the world. 15 stories, 184 pages of World War II zombie pulp fiction available for $11.99. It represents several months of hard work by 19 different creators as well as letterers and pin up artists. It is to date the undertaking of which I am most proud of in my career. It was a great thrill to read scripts and see artwork before anybody else. Now the collected stories that make up FUBAR are available for mass consumption. You can pick it up at your local comic shop, or if you can’t make it to a brick and mortar shop you can order online here.
Even as I type this, work is under way for the next volume of FUBAR. This volume will take place exclusively in the Pacific theater and should premier at the Baltimore Comic Con.
There are many shorts in FUBAR that were well thought out, brilliantly plotted and executed in the highest traditions of our medium.
This is not one of those shorts.
Steve Becker and I were sitting around the studio talking about FUBAR, and we came to the conclusion that the first volume needs just a little bit more brains and baseball bats. We decided to do a collaboration for this story. These are my layouts/pencils, inked by Steve. It’s also worth noting that Steve did hand drawn sound effects, which I think really set this short off. Enjoy
We are in Previews this month and available for pre-order at your local comic shop.
We are listed under Alterna comics and our order code is SEP100743.
FUBAR is 13 stories clocking in at 168 pages of Zombie smashing madness for $11.99.
If you dig zombie stories, you’ll enjoy it. If you dig World War II stories you’ll love it.
“THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR, IS FEAR ITSELF… AND ZOMBIE”
The day of days is upon us. FUBAR makes it’s print debut at The Baltimore Comic Con this weekend. If you can make it,
come on down to Booth A141 and say hey! Be sure to bring an extra $12 to take home a copy of your very own.