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Raising 'Soldiers of the Dead': How to Turn an Unsold Screenplay into a Comic Book

Paul Fusco converted his unsold screenplay "Soldiers of the Dead" into a comic book with the help of custom publisher Atlantis Studios.

Paul Fusco converted his unsold screenplay "Soldiers of the Dead" into a comic book with the help of custom publisher Atlantis Studios.

"Soldiers of the Dead" tells the story of a U.S. Army Green Beret team dispatched to Haiti on a mission to suppress a military conflict. However, the troops discover a town infested with voodoo-induced zombies.

"Soldiers of the Dead" tells the story of a U.S. Army Green Beret team dispatched to Haiti on a mission to suppress a military conflict. However, the troops discover a town infested with voodoo-induced zombies.

Atlantis Studios connected Fusco with a comic artist, Ulises Roman, of Argentina, who illustrated the visual side of the script.

Atlantis Studios connected Fusco with a comic artist, Ulises Roman, of Argentina, who illustrated the visual side of the script.

Fusco describes the action-horror tale as "Black Hawk Down" meets "Aliens" - with zombies, of course.

Fusco describes the action-horror tale as "Black Hawk Down" meets "Aliens" - with zombies, of course.

The 24-page preview issue of "Soldiers of the Dead" is on sale now and full 96-page graphic novel is scheduled to be published next month.

The 24-page preview issue of "Soldiers of the Dead" is on sale now and full 96-page graphic novel is scheduled to be published next month.

"Soldiers of the Dead" author Paul Fusco at Comic-Con 2006.

"Soldiers of the Dead" author Paul Fusco at Comic-Con 2006.