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Kirkman & Azaceta’s “Outcast” #1 To Be Included With “Walking Dead” Trade

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The upcoming “Walking Dead” trade will come with a double dose of Robert Kirkman. Image Comics has announced that “The Walking Dead, Vol. 25: No Turning Back” will come shrink-wrapped with a free copy of “Outcast” #1, the Image series from writer Kirkman, artist Paul Azaceta and colorist Bettie Breitweiser.

The double-sized first issue introduces Kyle Barnes, a man “who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and who is now in need of answers.” An adaptation of the series will debut on Cinemax later this year and stars Patrick Fugit in the lead role. The series will debut in March at the South By Southwest film festival before later making its way to Cinemax.

The 25th collection of Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s “Walking Dead”, “No Turning Back” finds Rick facing questions about his leadership as well as his struggle to keep his group of survivors alive in the face of numerous threats both alive and undead.

The “Walking Dead: No Turning Back” trade will arrive in stores on March 30th and will come paired with copy of “Outcast” #1, while supplies last.


Official press release

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 25 customers will enjoy bonus-OUTCAST issue

Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to announce that THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 25, created and written by Robert Kirkman with art by Charlie Adlard, will be shrink-wrapped with a free copy of OUTCAST #1 by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta and will be in stores this March, while supplies last.

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 25: NO TURNING BACK is set after a devastating act of war by the Whisperers. Now Rick must chart a path for his community. But when his leadership is questioned, how will he respond?

Readers of THE WALKING DEAD will enjoy the same chilling psychological terrors in Kirkman’s new series, OUTCAST. In this complimentary double-sized first issue, readers meet Kyle Barnes-a man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and who is now in need of answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it.

The television adaption of OUTCAST will premiere on Cinemax this year and stars Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, Gone Girl) as Kyle Barnes and Philip Glenister (Ashes to Ashes, Life on Mars) as Reverend Anderson.

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 25 (ISBN: 978-1-63215-659-4) will be available in comic book stores on March 30th and can be ordered with Diamond Code DEC150677. It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, April 5th and can be pre-ordered at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and IndieBound. THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 25 with complimentary shrink-wrapped OUTCAST #1 will be available for a limited time.