DEAD@17 creator Josh Howard is celebrating his successful horror series' move to Image Comics with a World Premiere party for DEAD@17: AFTERBIRTH at Lone Star Comics in Southwest Arlington, Texas on Saturday, June 13, 2009. "Launching DEAD@17: AFTERBIRTH at Lone Star Comics feels right as they've been supporters of mine since I started," said Josh Howard. "The mini-series acts as a new beginning for the series, yet also ties in together threads long time fans have been following for a long time. Nara's new role in The Zodiac is going to really shake things up and bring out some more skeletons from the series' closet." DEAD@17: AFTERBIRTH reconnects fans with Nara Kilday, the demon slayer recently brought back to life to become an agent of The Zodiac. This new role sets up an all-new stage for the series as she attempts to safe guard her best friend, who may be targeted for the upcoming apocalypse. During Lone Star's World Premiere, Howard will be signing and doing free sketches for fans who purchase DEAD@17: AFTERBIRTH #1, the latest Dead@17 series and the first to be published by Image Comics, or DEAD@17: ULTIMATE EDITION collection, which collects all four previous series. The event begins at 5 PM with food and drink made available throughout the night.