Black Tide Rising: The Graphic Novel (Paperback)
New York Times Bestseller John Ringo's Epic Zombie Series, Adapted by Comics Legend Chuck Dixon!
A Thrilling Adaptation of the Best-selling Black Tide Rising Series
The media calls it the Pacific Flu. The CDC calls it H7D3, and it spreads like wildfire. The virus combines the worst symptoms of Rabies and the common Flu, and is suspected to be man-made. The first reports of feral, cannibalistic “zombie-like” symptoms were met with disbelief and skeptical amusement, but nobody’s laughing now. Scientists, backed by the world’s governments and its wealthiest institutions, race against the clock to develop a cure as infections rise and cities fall.
A glimmer of hope appears as a vaccine is discovered, but its production requires harvesting the spinal tissue of the infected, a grim task that tests the limits of human morality. With no other choices apparent, time is quickly running out before hordes of infected overwhelm the last remaining bastions of civilization.
In the first days of the outbreak, a college history professor receives a cryptic warning from a trusted source. Its baffling, yet unmistakable message translates as: "PACK UP, GET OUT, AND GO NOW!"
Steve Smith and his family don’t waste any time; they leave their normal, comfortable lives behind to get ahead of the inevitable panic and survive the end of the world!
Praise for Black Tide Rising: The Graphic Novel:
"A badass tale of the apocalypse, told John Ringo-style with an extra dose of awesome from Chuck Dixon! It isn't just about the end of the world; it's about what it takes to come out the other side."—Larry Correia
"So you think you've read every kind of zombie tale to be told? Wrong! Chuck Dixon and team pull out all the stops with Black Tide Rising and twist the genre on its ear by populating the story with characters you actually care about! That's almost sacrilege! With Santacruz and Smith on the art chores, this is a must have for the horror and zombie fan. Your library is naked without it."—Graham Nolan
"Black Tide Rising would seem fantastical — except the last few years have proved otherwise. Illustrates the importance of free thinkers, being prepared, being vigilant, and having a plan! I want to be in the movie!" —Dean Cain
"[D]elivers all the zombie action fans crave, plus sly allusions to a western culture that has lost its way. Even better? Some eye-popping panels you'll want to blow up and frame for your movie room." —Christian Toto
"[A] terrific graphic novel that serves as both an allegory for our current COVID nonsense, as well as graphically (pardon the pun) depicting what a real viral pandemic would look like. Black Tide Rising strikes a blow for individual liberty and freedom, which is the only thing that stands in the way of the tyranny we are seeing established in the West, after its murderous run in Europe and the Far East."—Nick Searcy
About Black Tide Rising (anthology:)
“. . . an entertaining batch of . . . action-packed tales. Certainly, fans of Ringo’s particular brand of action-adventure will be pleased.”—Booklist
“This anthology broadens Ringo’s Black Tide world, serving up doses of humanity amid the ravenous afflicted. Comedy has a place in this harsh reality, and these stories stir adventure and emotion at a frantic clip throughout. Zombie fiction fans will be thrilled.”—Library Journal
About the Black Tide Rising Series:
“Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, he's using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved. A fine series.”—Booklist
About Under a Graveyard Sky:
“Ringo combines humor and horror in this strong series debut, the thinking reader’s zombie novel.”—Publishers Weekly
About John Ringo:
“[Ringo’s work is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse.”—Library Journal
“. . . Explosive. . . . fans . . . will appreciate Ringo’s lively narrative and flavorful characters.”—Publishers Weekly
“. . . practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit.”—Booklist
BLACK TIDE RISING SERIES:
Under a Graveyard Sky
To Sail a Darkling Sea
Islands of Rage and Hope
Strands of Sorrow
Black Tide Rising
Voices of the Fall
We Shall Rise
At the End of the World
At the End of the Journey
The Valley of Shadows
River of Night
About the Author
John Ringo is the New York Times best-selling author of the Black Tide Rising series, the Posleen War series, the Through the Looking Glass series, and more, including the Troy Rising series, of which Live Free or Die is the first installment. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings firsthand knowledge of military operations to his fiction.