New Comic Trailer for The Rage: A Zombie Virus That Only Infects Children

Friday, 03 October 2014 - 3:08PM
Zombies
Friday, 03 October 2014 - 3:08PM
New Comic Trailer for The Rage: A Zombie Virus That Only Infects Children

What do you get when you mix The Walking Dead with Battle Royale? New French comic series The Rage depicts a zombie virus that only infects children, and turns them into unrecognizably brutal killers (insert joke about how children are already evil zombies here). It will be published by Titan Comics, who also published Death Sentence, and will be written by Pierre Boisserie and drawn by Malo Kerfriden. 

 

Watch the English language trailer here:

 

[Credit: Titan Comics]

 

There may be a few too many exclamation points, but the artwork looks amazing and the premise is intriguing, with plenty of potential for sociopolitical commentary and Children of Men-style philosophizing, especially considering the "humanity's last generation" angle. 

 

The official synopsis is as follows: "A new pandemic virus, a mutated form of rabies, spreads throughout the world. It affects only children, turning them into mindless, violent killers, hungry for blood. Now humanity faces an impossible choice: kill every child – or face extinction…

 

The government tries to save those infected by keeping them locked away until a treatment becomes possible. The government men find protecting the children more and more difficult, however, for large militia groups now roam the land – with a single-minded purpose: to kill all the infected, and cleanse the world of the virus.

 

Meet Amina; a young mother battling to save her son – but she finds not only their lives hanging in the balance, but her humanity, and that of everyone around her, too."

 

The first issue, The Rage Vol. 1: Zombie Generation, comes out on October 7.

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