Remains is a zombie comic set in Las Vegas after a nuclear disaster has resulted in a global zombie apocalypse. The comic focuses on a blackjack dealer and a cocktail waitress/exotic dancer who had been screwing in the casino’s vault when the world suddenly turned to shit and millions of zombies descended on Las Vegas.
I guess the vault protected them from the zombifying radiation. I read Remains #1 and enjoyed the brief story and loved the artwork. I’m not totally convinced by the premise but the zombie apocalypse has to start somewhere, somehow.
When the world goes mad, a blackjack dealer and an exotic dancer are mysteriously spared. But now they’re trapped in Las Vegas, surrounded by a veritable army of the undead – and with no idea what might wait for them beyond the city limits if they can escape. Are they the last man and woman on Earth? And if so, how long can they last? Mind-shattering horror from Steve Niles (30 days of Night) and Kieron Dwyer (Last of the Independents)!
There are five comics in the Remains comic book series. You can get the series in one book on Kindle/Comixology for just $3.99 or paperback for various prices at Amazon.com.
The story was written by Steve Niles and the art was by Kieron Dwyer. In 2011, a movie based on this comic book and sometimes billed as Steve Niles’ Remains, was released. It was pretty much panned but I might watch it anyway.
Steve Niles is an American comic book author and novelist, known for works such as 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, Simon Dark, Mystery Society and Batman: Gotham County Line. His vampire comic, 30 Days of Night was developed into a major motion picture, with Sam Raimi as producer. A prequel to 30 Days of Night called 30 Days of Night: Dark Days has also been scripted by Steve Niles and Ben Ketai.
Get Pieces for Mom: A Tale of the Undead, another zombie comic by Steve Niles for free.
Kieron Dwyer is an American comic book artist. He has worked on such comic book titles as Captain America (1987–1990), Danger Unlimited (on the “Torch of Liberty” story) (1994), Action Comics (1995–1996), Avengers vol. 3 (2001–2003), and his creator-owned series, LCD: Lowest Comic Denominator. He was once sued by Starbucks over a parody of their logo that he used on the cover of the first issue of LCD.