Series: John Russo's 'The Living Dead'

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Night of the Living Dead [movie] by John Russo1
Return of the Living Dead by John Russo2
Undead by John RussoOmnibus 1-2
Return of the Living Dead - Novelization by John Russo2A

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John Russo was co-creator of Night of the Living Dead. When he split with George Romero, he kept the rights to the title 'Living Dead'. He wrote a novelization of NOTLD and penned his own direct sequel, Return of the Living Dead which was turned into a movie. When the movie diverged wildly from his book, he wrote a novelization of that film as well.

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