“An excellent indie horror book with a wholly original premise.”
Mike Carey (The Unwritten, Lucifer, Suicide Risk)

“THE DEAD is an ambitious, sprawling mix of horror, fantasy, and heart. James Maddox has crafted an intriguing story, and Jen Hickman is definitely one to watch.” - Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, Green Lantern, and X-O Manowar)

“I love comics that present worlds that I could never have imagined. I could never have imagined the world of THE DEAD.” – Comics Bulletin

Listed in “The Best Indie Comics of 2013″ from Comic Bastards.
“I’ll just say that THE DEAD is pretty damn amazing.” – Comic Bastards


When Sam opens his eyes after dying, he expects to see clouds or hellfire. What he’s faced with instead is “The House” – a surreal and often-dangerous afterlife of interconnected rooms.  As Sam travels deeper into this new world, he finds the strange creators of these rooms aren’t the only residents of The House. Here there be monsters, and if he isn’t careful, Sam’s stay will take a horrible turn.

New comic project THE DEAD—written by James Maddox and illustrated by Jen Hickman—brings the tale of what happens after you die. Check back here for more preview pages of the title every Tuesday, or buy full issues at Comixology!

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maddoxJames Maddox

James Maddox is a writer/creator of unparalleled versatility.
He is currently involved in several different series and projects.

He can be found on the web:



hickmanJen Hickman

Jen Hickman is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Sequential Art program. Her credits include The Playlist anthology and the digital sketch book Tip Jar.

She can be found online: