The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare KingMax Brallier
science fiction, horror, young adult
A very funny post-apocalyptic graphic novel, companion to The New York Times bestselling The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade!
"Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs." - Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Life after the zombie apocalypse is pretty good for 13-year-old Jack Sullivan: he lives in a mind-clobberingly cool tree fort with his best friends, speeds through town playing Real-Life Mario Kart, has a crew of monster buddies, battles zombies on the regular, and generally treats life like it's a videogame!
But then Jack's friends make a startling discovery: they may not be the last kids on earth, after all. This is great news for everyone... except Jack. Once they've found other humans, his friends won't stick around for long! Jack's only hope for keeping things the way they are is to prove that everything here is perfect, life is crazy fun, and nothing else could be any better.
One problem: it's hard convincing his friends that everything is great when they're being hunted by a monstrous Nightmare King and an ancient evil who won't rest until Earth has been devoured. Crud! Maybe life after the monster apocalypse is more complicated than Jack thought...
Max Brallier is a writer for the wildly popular virtual world, PopTropica, where each month over eight million kids spend more than 11 million hours, much of it engaged in Brallier's industry-leading online quests that exploit a rapidly increasing demand for narrative storytelling from those with gaming literacy. He’s also a humor writer, having published The All-Star Bathroom Sampler, Toilet Trivia, Reasons to Drink, and Reasons to Smoke. By day he works in the advertising and promotions department of a major book publisher, plotting his escape route for when the zombies come.