Rebel Blood is about a forrest ranger and I believe it takes place in the Canadian Wilderness and not the deep south. It also is much more than JUST zombie animals. It's zombie everything. And the build-up to the ending is incredible. I can't wait to see those pages.
For Peter Panzerfaust, the lost boys are actually French orphans from the city of Calais, who surbivied one of the WWII Blitzkriegs and are led to safety by the mysterious and flamboyant Peter.