A VertigoComics ongoing series about Gwen Dylan, a woman brought back from the dead for mysterious reasons. The series started in July, 2010. Set in Eugene, Oregon, Gwen has to face a preponderance of supernatural threats alongside her twentysomething life. Drawn by ''Comicbook/{{Madman}}'' author Mike Allred and written by Chris Roberson.

The iZombie mythology classifies supernatural creatures using the Egyptian concept of an oversoul (memories, rational thought) and an undersoul (passion, animalistic). Central character [[MrExposition John Amon]] lays it out thusly:
* [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Ghosts]]: A roaming oversoul.
* {{Poltergeist}}s: A roaming undersoul.
* [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombies]]: A revived body with only an undersoul, with a hunger from brains. Gwen is an exception though.
* [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]]: A revived body with only an oversoul, with a hunger for blood.
* [[RevenantZombie Revenants]]: A revived body with both undersoul and oversoul intact (but requiring human flesh to sustain itself).
* [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolves]]: A person sharing their body with an animal undersoul.
* [[DemonicPossession Possessed]]: A person sharing their body with (or controlled by) a human oversoul.

The series ended in 2012 due to Vertigo canceling the comic. But giving the story enough lead time to close out properly. It has since been announced that TheCW will loosely adapt the comic into a TV show of the same name. [[Series/OnceUponATime Rose]] [[Series/PowerRangersRPM McIver]] has been announced as the lead character, and [[Series/VeronicaMars Rob]] [[Series/PartyDown Thomas]] as showrunner.

!!!This character provides examples of:

* {{Adorkable}}: Scott.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: Gwen in the final issue in order to save the world.]]
* AsianAndNerdy / BollywoodNerd: Scott's tech support buddies Tan and Patel.
* CuteGhostGirl: Ellie, who was killed in the 60s and still retains the fashion even as a ghost.
* DaddysGirl: Ellie, though this wasn't a very positive thing.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Paintball girls use their business to lure in customers and feed on them but only enough to keep them going and never fully draining their victims so they become vampires. They also try to keep a low profile as best as they can.
** Does that make them evil or neutral?
* FrankensteinsMonster: Fernando, in fact those with a keen eye will notice him and his girlfriend. Tricia (who likewise becomes a monster via a vampirism and joins the Paintball Girls) in some of the background in the earlier issues.
* KnightTemplar: The Fossor Corporation drifts into this trope with its methodology and approach to hunting monsters.
* MonsterMash
* MyBelovedSmother: Inverted. It was Ellie's mother who believed she needed more freedom, while her father wanted her to stay close to home. The reasoning behind this was that Ellie was her father's "life". He was a shellshocked World War II veteran who basically only came to life whenever Ellie was nearby. He never allowed her to join school clubs or activities, never allowed her to trick-or-treat, and it took two years after graduation for Ellie to apply to college.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Not really, the turning process is pretty simple through a standard bite and drain. The body revives with an oversoul but the victim still retains their memories, along with a few cosmetic changes (fangs, pale skin, cat-like eyes, pointed ears, and grown fingernails that give their hands the appearance of claws). They also don't really need to drain their victim, about a pint of blood is all thats needed to sustain the,.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Gwen's nerd friend, Scott, was bitten by a terrier, and transforms on a full moon, but has no significant personality change or bloodlust during the transformation.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Gwen is different from the usual zombies in that she retains her personality and looks (if not a little pale). She still does have the hunger for brains and has to eat some every so often, though only eats those of the recently deceased (gaining their memories in the process). If she doesn't do so, however, she will turn into a typical zombie.
* TooDumbToLive: Claire who not only got herself bitten and became a vampire, but could never keep a low profile and just attacked whomever she felt like, getting herself staked in the first few opening issues [[spoiler: She got better via a mad scientist.]]
* TranshumanTreachery: Self admitted by the Paintball Girls leader before she bites Tricia. [[http://vampyou.com/forums/download/file.php?id=669&sid=fe720016f38de83658a1c83ad1ae475e&mode=view It should be note Tricia made the decision to become a vampire herself.]]
--> '''Tricia''': W-Will it hurt?
--> '''PB Leader''': I'm not gonna lie to you, yes it will. But it's all right (Lunges at the unprepared Tricia, fangs bared) ''After awhile you start to like it!''
* TragicMonster: The Paintball girls who, according to the leader, were just college students making their way through school. However one of their own, Claire, a very impulsive and immature girl, went out with the wrong guy, who happened to be a vampire. She was turned and then returned back to the dorm where the girls were studying, attacking them and transforming them all into vampires.
* TheUndead: Comes in many flavors here.
* TheUnmasquedWorld: By the end of the comic, the existence of monsters becomes known to the public. Then again it's kinda hard to hide it when a Cthulhu like monster pretty much appears over the city.
* ZombieApocalypse: A story arc saw zombies suddenly rise up and attack the city.