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Zombies! The Gruesome True Story
(issue #64)

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Zombies!
    • A human with almost everything human taken out
    • Prehistory of Zombies
    • Birthplace of Zombies
    • The Monkey’s Paw
    • Lovecraft’s Reanimator
    • Haitian Zombies
    • Zombies On Screen
    • Inventing the Modern Zombie
    • Why Are Zombies So Popular?
    • Real Life Zombies?
    • Zombie Preparedness

By Daniel Loxton. This issue’s cover features a digital painting by Daniel Loxton.

from the Introduction

Hello!

Our world has been conquered by hordes of zombies! They menace us in video games, comics, television, and movies. They lurch gruesomely down city streets in “zombie walk” events. After decades of zombie fiction, the walking dead are more popular than ever. Mindless, moaning, hungry for human flesh, zombies may be the ultimate modern monsters. They’ve spread like a virus through tales of terror and horrified imaginings. But where did the idea come from? Were zombies invented for fiction, or do they have a basis in legend—or perhaps even in reality? Could anything like fictional movie zombies actually exist in the real world? Let’s find out!

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