When Sam opens his eyes after dying, he expects to see clouds or hellfire. What he's faced with instead is "The House" -- a surreal and often-dangerous afterlife of interconnected rooms. As Sam travels deeper into this new world, he finds the strange creators of these rooms aren't the only residents of The House. Here there be monsters, and if he isn't careful, Sam's stay will take a horrible turn. Brought to comic life by two of the industry's newest and brightest creators, the first issue of THE DEAD is a great introduction to a story that's already received praise from critics and professionals alike.