Image and Skybound debuts connecting covers for The Walking Dead Deluxe # 1
In 2003 creator Robert Kirkman teamed up with artist Tony Moore and then later Charlie Adlard for the series The Walking Dead. This series not only became the hit TV series fans know today, but also played a part in not only both saving Image Comics and shaping it into the current imprint it is today. Sadly the series came to an unexpected end in 2019, but lives on in varying collections and now an all-new release of the famed series.
With 193 issues and varying one off issues it is pretty hard to dive in to this series even trying to get all the collected editions thanks to its popularity. That is all about to change since Image and Skubound have announced that they are going to be reprinting the entire series in color kicking off in October with The Walking Dead: Deluxe # 1 featuring the work of Dave McCaig.
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.
While you will have to wait a bit still to get your hands on this new vision of the undead monster hit, Skybound has revealed 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.
You can check out the covers here now along with the variants from Art Adams and Julian Totino as well as the previously released sneak peek at issue one of The Walking Dead Deluxe in stores October 7th.
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