Chapter 1 of 7: Mr. Bear
Written by: Christopher Reda
Illustrated by: Leandro Rizzo
Lettered by: Travis Lanham
The Mortuus Virus, a disease that reanimates the dead, put a hold on civilization. Zombified civilians littered the streets and spread the contagion like wildfire, crumbling the populace and nearly bringing society to a state of natural chaos. That was 15 years ago.
Now, with Mortuus publicly eliminated and social order reestablished, the disease's final carrier, Alexander Livingston, remains under the close supervision of microbiologist Dr. Victor Brooks. With his project kept secret as he searches for a cure, Victor tempts fate with the risk of another apocalyptic outbreak, and should the well preserved abomination escape, no one knows how long the undead can survive a fragile world.