Dynamite Entertainment will launch a canonical comic series based on the Syfy series Z Nation in 2017.

The prequel miniseries will be called Z Nation: Black Summer. It will be written by series co-creator Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente (The Mocking Dead, Big Trouble in Little China). The series will be set one year prior to events in the TV series, and revel previously untold tales from the post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Z Nation debuted on Syfy in September 2014. Two seasons have aired, with the series renewed for a third season. Z Nation is a combination horror/comedy/drama that follows a group of ordinary people on a cross-country trek escorting the world's only known survivor of a zombie bite to the CDC lab in California in hopes of finding a cure.