This proliferation of sub-genres might seem unnecessary, but with such an awesome and—to quote avatarpress.com—"Violently original graphic novel" containing another frightful fan favorite monster and the art of Raulo Caceres, I'm not holding my breath until it comes out in hopes that it will be good. That's because I expect it to be better than good. Extinction Parade has collected the first five comics along with a gargantuan, intense zombies vs. vampires cover gallery.
Just by reading the description you can see what I'm talking about. In this comic novel, both zombies and vampires plague humanity, but they can only do so for so long before it becomes apparent to the vampires that both groups' existence is driving the human population into the pit—literally. Like any nation of people... or undead people (whatever), once it becomes evident that their food source is in danger, it's time to go to war.
To my mind, the best part of the whole theme is the ratio of vampires to zombies. The zombie plague has spread far and wide, as plagues do, until much of the human race has been consumed by it, and their numbers are overwhelming. That ratio alone has caused me to wonder: What exactly happens when a vampire is bitten by a zombie? Is a new species created, or is there no blood coursing and therefore no issue? I don't have the slightest idea, but it certainly opens up possibilities. The series promises that it "further examines Brooks' fascination with the lethal races of the undead and brings his unique voice to comics at a time when horror fiction is at an all-time high in popularity."
Extinction Parade will release the trade paperback very soon, but until then, it can be pre-ordered at your local comic shop and on Amazon or BN.com.