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More Evolutionary Coverness (?) for THESE DEAD LANDS: DESOLATION

First off, a correction for a previous post on this topic. Below is one of the alternate covers that was presented of Hastings bailing out onto the train. Wolf and I discarded it, not because it’s bad or anything, but just because it wasn’t sufficiently dramatic. It is good work, though!


Now, back on topic. We already agreed upon a format, and the next revision Marc sent to us is below:


Good stuff, but the main character seems a bit out of scale, and unless the Chinook is drifting sideways, he’s kind of away from where he should be. Another guy was added, blasting away at the dead. But Wolf’s major problem with this: the stars on Old Glory aren’t right. But as you may remember from this earlier iteration, it’s generally all sorts of good.

Marc’s latest revision…

Cover E

…has a different sky, a modified aspect, more guys, guns, and zombies–and oh yeah, Hastings actually kicking the head off a zombie. That was an unexpected surprise, and if he can get enough brackish gore in there, it’ll be perfect! Flag modified, our crew chief is whipping out the pistol, and some neat-o spark effects thrown in for good measure. Wolf approves, and so do I, so this is the launching pad for the final.

Now…if only I could deliver my pages so Mr. Wolf can start his slice… 😀



  1. Alex
    May 11, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Hmmm very interesting.

    I bet the reeks finally overwhelmed the train as in clog the wheels with enough corpse to finally snap it off the track. A good slip over trench and one way to get in be hard but at least safe inside a metal can and need help getting out. I see that happening. Portable radio and if the Navy, Air Force or Guard nearby AWACs can start relying COMs around get it to Bragg as in save us yep excellent.

    Still with everything gone mad won’t be surprise a car of someone trying to catch up gets taken out only for the car to slide right into the train and oh no.

    Still trap as spam in a can not my idea as limited food and water plus need to go to the bathroom not happening anytime soon.

    Can’t wait for part 2 and any word on Mister Wolf on that Q with NATO vs Zombies also hope you excited for the new DOOM. PS keep up the epic work. We Die Standing…

    You may not want to copy that last line as got it from Dawn of War Winter Assault ending so why trying not to get you in trouble.

  2. charlie
    June 22, 2016 at 10:11 am

    any word on a release date?

    • June 22, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      All I can say is, it’ll be released when it’s done. 🙂

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