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In 300 BC, venerable Lao Tzu, the father of Taoism, looked upon the evil ravaging China and set about finding ancient warrior spirits who would defend humanity and prevent the future zombie apocalypse as foretold in the ancient epic of Gilgamesh. These spirits, his Tigers, would be contained in human hosts. And to lead them, a fifth tiger, the center that commands the others, he selected a self aware female zombie with a conscience. If a Tiger is killed, the spirit seeks out a suitable replacement and is then drawn to Z-Girl through the sacred tattoos that bond the team to her. Z-Girl uses an ancient regenerative myst to repair herself as well as keep her more base instincts and hungers in check. Centuries after their creation, Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers currently operate as agents of the secretive Department of Irregular Warfare. Outfitted with the latest in high-tech weaponry and capable of engaging threats anywhere on the planet, Z-Girl and the Four Tigers are often called upon to be the last line of defense against unthinkable and unimaginable evils.
This premiere issue is numbered #0 and contains three separate tales that span three different time periods in the team’s history. Along with twenty-seven pages of story there are full page character bios and a generous guest artist pin-up gallery featuring works by Ron Salas, Rick Cortes, Euan Mactavish, Marc Lamming Scott Barnett and more. Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers #0 is forty-four pages of action, adventure, horror and military science fiction in one gorgeous comic book.
This is the first issue in the five-issue story arc, "ODYSSEY". The mission for Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers was straightforward: battle gun-toting apes at the temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, prevent the emergence of the wrathful god, Shiva, and save a pregnant hostage. But the ancient scroll they find means this is just the beginning of something greater, a journey of discovery of who Z-Girl is and what part she is to play in the prophesied zombie apocalypse.
The events of the first issue set Z-Girl and the Tigers in search of the 13th tablet of Gilgamesh in Nineveh, Iraq, where they unearth something far more sinister than they were expecting. Back in Chicago, Valerie Tardiff begins learning the way of the Red Tiger spirit. Meanwhile, lurking in the shadows is a mysterious cabal whose own quest for world-domination has put them on a collision course with our heroes. And witness the debut of...the bionic yeti!
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