A Vertigo Comics
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 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 John Amon
lays it out thusly:
- Ghosts: A roaming oversoul.
- Poltergeists: A roaming undersoul.
- Zombies: A revived body with only an undersoul, with a hunger from brains. Gwen is an exception though.
- Vampires: A revived body with only an oversoul, with a hunger for blood.
- Revenants: A revived body with both undersoul and oversoul intact (but requiring human flesh to sustain itself).
- Werewolves: A person sharing their body with an animal undersoul.
- 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 The CW
will loosely adapt the comic into a TV show of the same name. Rose McIver
has been announced as the lead character, and Rob Thomas
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