After the incredible publishing success that was Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies it was obvious that the editorial world would be eager to capitalise on the mash-up/zombie trend. So what does the future have in store for us?
Grahame-Smith will return to the fold with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but Quirk Books already has a new Jane Austen mash-up planned for later this year (October in the USA), Sense And Sensibility and Seamonsters. And look, there's even a trailer!
The USA will also see the release in September of Amanda Grange's Mr. Darcy, Vampyre, where the Darcy family are all vampires (because, frankly, why not?) while in Europe mid-October will see both A.E. Moorat's Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter (which I assume will do exactly what it says on the tin) AND Adam Robert's I Am Scrooge: A Zombie History for Christmas (an excerpt from the description: Can Scrooge be persuaded to go back to his evil ways, travel back to Christmas past and destroy the brain stem of the tiny, irritatingly cheery Patient Zero?).
And that's not even mentioning Alan Goldsher's Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie where The Beatles are, well, zombies.
What great times for lovers of gonzo fiction!
(Although, I should write a follow-up on how the serious literary world is only now catching up with comics. Hum...)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Published by Quirk, available in-store