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Zombiepowder. (ゾンビパウダー, Zonbi Paudā) is an unfinished action manga and the first serialized work of Tite Kubo, author of the popular manga series Bleach. It was published in Japanese by Shueisha in 1999, serialized in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump. Zombiepowder. is distributed in English by Viz Media. The series is 27 chapters in length, and collected into 4 tankōbon.
Zombiepowder. follows a young boy named Elwood Shepherd and mysterious criminals Gamma Akutabi and C.T. Smith in their search for the Rings of the Dead, a group of legendary artifacts with the power to resurrect the departed and grant immortality to anyone who collects 12 of them. The series has an anachronistic western setting, with sparsely populated human settlements separated by desert. The trio travel from town to town in this world, fighting other criminals for possession of the Rings of the Dead. They obtain three of said rings in the course of the story, but due to the series' cancellation, the plot is left incomplete as Kubo had a breakdown.