This is page 1 of Michael Thompson and Andrew Waugh's story about Marcus a sinister loner. Includes St Jame's Park Zombies, the Tyne and Wear Metro system and a well stock rucksack. Great art by Simon Cavanagh and lettering by Daniel Clifford.
The Zs were getting more and more. If I dont go now I'll get swamped. So I run. Through a gap and sprint like hell.
I can feel them tearing at my clothes, scratching at my face. Stinking, moaning, but they didn't manage to bite. Rotten flesh. Lost my bag, just got the scaffolding pole.
I run along the first path I see. This is madness, the trees and bushes are close on either side. Too easy to get trapped. Out off the leaves ahead comes a zombie head. Smack it straight and hard while I'm still running. Head bursts.
The path is leading up. Cant see anything behind, but I can hear them. Can't stop. Gotta find shelter and security.