Zombies and vampires wage war on the walled in streets of New York City. Undead forces are laying waste to the last surviving humans of New York City – but now outside forces seek entry to the once safe haven. An invading militia seeks to take over the Big Apple. The current residents both alive and dead might have something to say about that!
"They all want what they want, whether it's right or wrong," says George Romero of the warring factions in an interview with Marvel.com "So I don't think you're going to see a lot of blinking. There's too much at stake for anyone to give up. Power. Greed. Co-existence. Survival. It's going to be a fight to the finish."
"Act Two opens just a short time after the conclusion of Act One, but in that time all of our major players are advancing their interests," editor Bill Rosemann explained to Marvel.com. "Zombie wrangler Paul Barnum has added fresh performers to his Circus Maximus, the zombies fighting there may be much more capable than even he imagined, Mayor Chandrake continues his seduction of medical scientist Penny Jones, Penny uncovers chilling discoveries about the dual threat to Manhattan's civilians, the Mayor's nephew Billy is making his own play for power, and the militia that we saw on the last page of our last issue make a huge discovery that will have everyone watching the skies."
George Romere's Empire of the Dead: Act Two #1
GEORGE ROMERO EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT TWO 1 (JUL140677)
Written by GEORGE ROMERO
Art by DALIBOR TALAJIC
Cover by ALEXANDER LOZANO
Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE (JUL140678)
FOC – 8/18/14, On-Sale – 9/10/14