IMAGE/SKYBOUND’S THE WALKING DEAD DELUXE GETS SIX STUNNING CHARLIE ADLARD CONNECTING COVERS
PORTLAND, Ore. 09/08/2020 — Image/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to reveal a series of six highly collectible, connecting variant covers by Charlie Adlard, which will be unleashed over the course of the first story arc of The Walking Dead Deluxe full color editions. The iconic 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)—will be reissued starting in October as The Walking Dead Deluxe and fully colored by Dave McCaig.
These Deluxe editions of the series will also feature a variety of other variants—including covers by 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.
The Walking Dead Deluxe issues 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.
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 - Diamond Code AUG200027
The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover B Tony Moore & Dave McCaig - Diamond Code AUG200028
The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover C Charlie Adlard (connecting) - Diamond Code AUG200029
The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover D Julian Totino Tedesco - Diamond Code AUG200030
The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover E Arthur Adams - Diamond Code AUG200031
The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover F sketch cover - Diamond Code JUL209321
The Walking Dead Deluxe #2 Cover A Finch & McCaig - Diamond Code SEP200236
The Walking Dead Deluxe #2 Cover B Moore & McCaig - Diamond Code SEP200237
The Walking Dead Deluxe #2 Cover C Adlard & McCaig - Diamond Code SEP200238
The Walking Dead Deluxe #2 Cover D Tedesco & McCaig - Diamond Code SEP200239
The Walking Dead Deluxe #2 Cover E Adams & McCaig - Diamond Code SEP200240
The Walking Dead Deluxe #3 Cover A Finch & McCaig - Diamond Code SEP200241
The Walking Dead Deluxe #3 Cover B Moore & McCaig - Diamond Code SEP200242
The Walking Dead Deluxe #3 Cover C Adlard & McCaig (connecting) - Diamond Code SEP200243
The Walking Dead Deluxe #3 Cover D Adams & McCaig - Diamond Code SEP200244
The Walking Dead Deluxe 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. For more information, visitwww.imagecomics.com.
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.