Nick And Zack Keller On “Death Head” Roots

Nick and Zack Keller spoke with Matthew Sardo about their new book from Dark Horse Comics, Death Head #1. The brothers went into detail about what it takes to create suspense in a comic book and why they choose the Plague Doctor as their iconic villian.

Death Head #1
Writers – Nick Keller, Zack Keller
Artist – Joanna Estep


Who is the Plague Doctor? What does he want? And how will the family survive?

Zack Keller (cocreator of Dick Figures, the Streamy, IAWTV, and Annie Award–nominated web series with 650 million+ YouTube views) and Nick Keller (Turner of the Century) deliver a supernatural-horror thriller about family and creeping, terrifying murder!

When Niles and Justine Burton go camping to get a break from their stressful lives, they expect to find peace . . . not an abandoned village hiding an ancient evil. In a turn of events ripped straight from a horror movie, a brutal killer wearing a plague doctor’s mask begins hunting Niles, Justine, and their two kids.

Death Head #1 will be in your local comic book store on July 15.

There's a sewer tunnel hidden in Mountain View Cemetery (Oakland, California) that is a huge inspiration for Death Head….

Posted by Death Head on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.