Go back to the beginning in new Z Nation prequel comic

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Apr 13, 2017, 10:52 AM EDT

Syfy’s Z Nation series is a wild palate cleanser for the zombie genre, and now it’s getting a prequel to tell some stories from the early days of the apocalypse.

The Z Nation comic is written by Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente, with art by Edu Menna. It follows an early mission of the late, great Charles Garnett to try and acquire a food substitute in Texas. With the TV series coming back later this year for its fourth season, this could be a great way to stay distracted in the meantime.

Here’s the comic’s official synopsis:

A prequel set in the world of Syfy and Asylum's #1 scripted hit zombie series Z Nation, Black Summer is as bad as the apocalypse gets. A worldwide drought and famine when most of the surviving population dies and turns zombie. As the remnants of humanity cling to existence, fan favorite Charles Garnett returns to send a new team on a desperate new mission: Retrieve a possibly untouched cache of the food substitute Soylent Z from Galveston, Texas. 

But when mission leader Israel Johnson and his small team arrive in Galveston, they'll face a threat unlike anything ever seen before in the zombie genre. Featuring Z Nation's signature blend of horror, humor and heart, Sea of Death is the start of a new six-issue miniseries from acclaimed writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, G.I. Joe) and Craig Engler, based on the long running series Z NATION by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler.

The first issue of Z Nation is on sale now.

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