In an effort to support the small comic book press, we proudly presents a preview of the upcoming release from Studio Z entitled Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers. The series’ inagural issue #0 will debut this weekend at the New York Comic Con. Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers is a collaboration of artist Kirk Manley and writer Jeff Marsick. Take a peek below at Studio Z’s press release on the upcoming title as well as some preview pages from the issue.
In 300 BC, venerable Lao Tzu, the father of Taoism, looked upon the evil ravaging China and set about finding ancient warrior spirits who would defend humanity and prevent the future zombie apocalypse as foretold in the ancient epic of Gilgamesh. These spirits, his Tigers, would be contained in human hosts. And to lead them, a fifth tiger, the center that commands the others, he selected a special kind of immortal being, a female zombie. If a Tiger is killed, the spirit seeks out a suitable replacement and is then drawn to Z-Girl through the sacred tattoos that bond the team to her. Z-Girl uses an ancient regenerative myst to repair herself as well as keep her more base instincts and hungers in check.
Centuries after their creation, Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers continue to fulfill the prophecies of Lao Tzu, and currently operate as agents of the secretive Department of Irregular Warfare. Outfitted with the latest in high-tech weaponry and capable of engaging threats anywhere on the planet, Z-Girl and the Four Tigers are often called upon to be the last line of defense against unthinkable and unimaginable evils.
Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers #0 will be available at the New York Comic Con at Booth #344 in the small press section. Make sure to check out the preview pages below and stop by the booth and pick up a copy and see the creators this week at NYCC.