Grim Reaper shows off his creativity in “1000 Ways to Die” graphic novel

Death can be pretty creative when it wants to be, as Spike TVs hit series 1000 Ways to Die reveals. Now it seems Spike TV is getting creative with Death and producing a 200-page 1000 Ways to Die graphic novel due to hit comic store shelves this fall.

This first-ever graphic novel adaptation of a Spike TV show will be produced by Zenescope Entertainment, on of the most recognizable publishers of independent comic books and graphic novels in the world. Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales and spinoff series Escape from Wonderland, Neverland and The Piper give classic fairy tales a dark twist. They are also among the best-selling and longest running original independent comic books on the market today. Charmed, Se7en and Final Destination are among Zenescope’s other licensed titles.

“We’re definitely very excited to be working with the crew over at Spike. Our brands fit extremely well together and  1,000 Ways to Die is a phenomenal property to bring into the world of graphic novels,” said Ralph Tedesco,  Editor-in-Chief of Zenescope.

1000 Ways to Die showcases some of the most outrageous true stories about those who succumbed to the Grim Reaper in the most unorthodox styles. If you’re looking for excellent candidates for hauntings and ghosts, look no further that the cases profiled in each episode.

Each case takes viewers through a fast-paced full re-enactment interlaced with witness testimony, historical tidbits, expert scientific explanations and CGI effects reminiscent of classic comic books. Playing off the common, if erroneous notion “that could never happen to me” 1000 Ways to Die works to dispel the myth in a tongue-in-cheek fashion that highlights the comedic irony of all the crazy ways people can and do get themselves killed. 1000 Ways to Die is produced by Thom Beers’ Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company.

“A graphic novel is a fantastic vehicle to expand the 1,000 Ways to Die signature, and a perfect collaboration between Spike TV, Original Productions and Zenescope,” Beers states.

Unfortunately, fans are going to have to wait until autumn for both new episodes to and the release of the graphic novel. Full episodes from previous seasons are available online at

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