In 'Shadow Walk,' a valley of death made real

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Walk through the valley of the shadow of death where authors Mark Waid and Max Brooks join hell and earth — and evil is poised to explode into the world of man.

Such is the plot of "Shadow Walk," created by Brooks and Waid and illustrated by Shane Davis. The 23rd Pslam-inspired comic sees a team of academics and soldiers exploring a literal valley that has been discovered amidst the fighting in Iraq that may, or may not be, the gateway to the Biblical hell.

Brooks is the author of "World War Z" and "The Zombie Survival Guide." He says what transpires is an examination of faith, survival, cynicism and skepticism rolled into a graphic novel that examines what would happen were the valley a real place.

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