The Press Release:
Read it again! Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment will revisit the historic independent series that took the entertainment world by storm 17 years ago—The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman (Fire Power, Oblivion Song) and Charlie Adlard (Vampire State Building)—with newly, fully colored issues. Featuring the stunning work of the masterful Dave McCaig, these new issues will launch in October with The Walking Dead Deluxe #1. Kirkman first announced the fully colored issues during Skybound Xpo, Skybound’s virtual pop-culture convention, earlier today.
This deluxe revival of the series will also feature a memorable array of variant covers—by such artists as David Finch, Tony Moore, Julian Totino Tedesco, and Arthur Adams—commemorating major character introductions and the series’ most memorable twists and turns. Each issue will include a new installment of “The Cutting Room Floor,” featuring Kirkman’s original handwritten plots along with commentary on abandoned storylines and plot points that may have changed along the way.
This definitive presentation of the story will NOT be collected into trade paperback any time soon, so fans and new readers should not trade-wait to experience this fully colored edition of the popular survival horror series. Issue #1 will be available on October 7. Each following month two issues will be released.
The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 7:
* The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover A David Finch & Dave McCaig
* The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover B Tony Moore & Dave McCaig
* The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover C Charlie Adlard
* The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover D Julian Totino Tedesco
* The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover E Arthur Adams
The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS:
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today.
ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT:
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in television, comics, film, digital content, interactive, gaming, and merchandise. The company is led by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his longtime producing and business partner David Alpert.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Back in June we discussed Image Comics releasing a special edition “Negan” comic one-shot (seen HERE) which might already be on the racks of your local comic book store. I have to admit that I have not yet been to my own area shope but they’ve been closed for a few months anyway based on the virus. I love the idea of them re-issuing the original series in color and with some bonus features since that will make people order a copy be put aside for their weekly pull list. As far as I go with this one, I’ve slowed down my intake of issues based on the need for the finances for supplies while this pandemic keeps on going. I’m going to see to see the first edition on the racks to know if I am snagging one for myself and that brings me to the end of myown thoughts. As always I wonder what you think about this news and will you be grabbing a copy or not. Chime in down below and remember to stay healthy out there.
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