George A Romero postage stamp petition launches

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Lucas Siegel
Jul 18, 2017

The world of horror is still mourning the loss of visionary creator George A. Romero. The creator of the modern zombie, his works, starting with 1968's Night of the Living Dead, are the basis of every major zombie work since. If you've enjoyed the zombie explosion of the last decade or so, it all comes back to Romero. Now, some fans are hoping to get Romero's work honored through a series of US Postal Stamps.

A petition at GoPetition (via Bloody-Disgusting) asks to commemorate his works with the USPS. While it's not caught on all that quickly, it's a nice idea to acknowledge Romero's work and influence across the horror genre.

Previous honorees of the USPS have included presidents, musicians, astronauts, comedians, actors, and more. Directors Frank Capra, John Cassavetes, Perry Ferguson, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, Oscar Micheux, King Vidor, Orson Welles, and Billy Wilder have all been honored with stamps in the past, so there is precedence.

Romero passed away last weekend at the age of 77, after a brief battle with lung cancer. His legacy lives on in every zombie work, including an upcoming TV adaptation of Romero's own Empire of the Dead, a comic he created for Marvel Comics.