Zombies: The Ultimate Guide - New SFX Special

Like zombies? Then you'll love our latest special issue, which is dedicated to all things undead!

You can get it from all good newsagents (if your local shop doesn’t stock it, ask them to order in SFX special number 52). You can also order it by ringing our customer services team on 0844 848 2852 , or buying online from this page . And if you'd prefer a digital version of the mag, you can buy one of those too, via the SFX Collections app , for £4.99.

The mag comes packaged with three great free gifts (click on the links to see images):

* A gruesome zombie face key-topper
* A warning sign sticker to slap on your door (perfect for fending off unwelcome salesmen...)
* A double-sided A1 poster. This has Walking Dead art by Drew Struzan on one side, and a specially commissioned “wartime propaganda poster” image on the reverse.

Incidentally, you can also buy an exclusive SFX t-shirt featuring that propaganda poster art – visit the SFX merch site to order one now!

The mag comes sealed inside a cardboard wallet, so we've made a short video showing you what's inside. And here’s a full run-down:

THE TOP 66 ZOMBIE MOVIES OF ALL TIME
This epic feature consists of in-depth reviews of every zombie movie worth watching - from the ‘30s to the modern day, classics to cult items – in order of increasing awesomeness, including interviews with some of the people responsible for making them.

GEORGE ROMERO
The director of classics like Night Of The Living Dead and Dawn Of The Dead answers questions sent in by SFX readers – some intelligent, some downright daft - for one of our regular "Fannish Inquisition" features.

THE WALKING DEAD
We talk to Robert Kirkman (as well as other crew and cast) about the second season of the hit US TV show, returning to UK screens on FX this October.

ITALIAN ZOMBIE MOVIES
A history of the ultra-gory Italian horror films of the early ‘80s, with lashings of gruesome poster art.

THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD
A look back at Dan O’Bannon’s 1985 cult favourite, featuring new interviews with cast and crew.

I WALKED AS A ZOMBIE
What's it like to be a zombie? Our reporter finds out as he spends a day as an extra on the set of new British horror film Cockneys vs Zombies .

TOM SAVINI
The make-up maestro who created the zombies for Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead and Day Of The Dead talks about his career.

GREG NICOTERO
An interview with another make-up genius: the guy who’s currently creating the award-winning zombie make-ups for The Walking Dead .

HOW TO SURVIVE A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
Humorous advice on survival techniques from Dr Dale Seslick, of the popular stage show of the same name.

MERCH OF THE DEAD
Four pages of the best zombie toys and gifts that money can buy, from crocheted undead bunnies to zombie-feet flip-flops!

THE A-Z OF ZOMBIE VIDEOGAMES
This 23-part feature breaks down all the essential lessons we’ve learnt from zombie gaming.

MAX BROOKS
The author of World War Z discusses the forthcoming Brad Pitt movie adaptation and more.

CHARLIE HIGSON
The author of Young Adult series The Enemy explains his love of zombies.

MIRA GRANT
We talk to author Seanan McGuire (Grant is a nom de plume, y’see!), who recently won the John W Campbell Award for her zombie series Newsflesh.

DAVID MOODY
The author of the Autumn series explains why his living dead don’t eat human flesh.

MURIEL
An original short story written exclusively for SFX by David Moody.

ISAAC MARION
We talk to the author of the acclaimed zombie novel Warm Bodies , currently being made into a film starring Nicholas Hoult.

JOHN RUSSO
The co-writer of Night Of The Living Dead explains why he feels he deserves a bit more credit for his role in creating the modern-day zombie.

ROMERO BY THE NUMBERS
Ever wondered exactly how many zombies are killed in George Romero’s Dead series? Or how many times someone says the F word? We’ve done the counting…

COMING ATTRACTIONS
A preview of zombie films, videogames and books coming our way in 2012.

A NOTE ON REPURPOSING: 23 write-ups in the Top 66 Zombie Films feature reuse material previously published in SFX (revised, updated and in many cases significantly expanded). All the other copy is new.