Mike Carey has had a prolific career in comics writing for the big publishers for long runs on some of their most successful and most critically acclaimed titles. He has also written a zombie-themed novel that is up for a major award, all of which makes him a perfect candidate, in the runup to Free Comic Book Day, to contemplate zombie humanity, the X-Men in a zombie universe, and the terror of non-human zombies.
British writer Mike Carey was one of the special guests at last year's Open Book
Comics Festival in Cape Town due to his extensive catalogue of comics writing that reaches back decades and includes work for 2000 AD
, DC/Vertigo, and Marvel, with particularly notable examples being the long-running The Sandman
spin-off series Lucifer
, 40 issues of Hellblazer
, and long runs on X-Men
and X-Men: Legacy
, nevermind some Batman, Electra, and Fantastic Four titles (to name a few other examples). Read on...