Official Press Release
Robert Kirkman, creator and writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all ages Super Dinosaur and crime caper Thief of Thieves bring fans what they want for San Diego Comic-Con 2013. Kirkman and Skybound, his imprint at Image Comics, have focused on what people have been asking for and they have assembled the biggest and best Skybound Exclusives ever for San Diego Comic-Con 2013, from World Premiere editions of Skybound comic books and graphic novels, to Skybound Exclusive toys and collectibles debuting at SDCC, to panels and signings featuring the Skybound debut of some of these talented artists and writers. This is the best Skybound presentation to date. You can find all of these Skybound Exclusives and most Skybound signings at the Skybound Booth, #2729.
Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Walking Dead comic book series and graphic novels, the 100+ issues of Invincible and the Skybound World Exclusives: First time ever for The Walking Dead Compendium Two Hardcover and the Invincible Compendium One Hardcover, both only $100 each; Thief of Thieves Vol. 2 Hardcover and Clone Vol. 1 Hardcover, both only $30 each; and the Ghosted Issue #1 variant cover by Matteo Scalera, only $10 each.
The Walking Dead fans asked for the coolest new merchandise that could possibly exist and Skybound said, copy that, we bring you The Walking Dead Governor in Riot Gear Skybound Exclusive limited edition action figure. Created, developed and designed by Todd McFarlane and his award-winning McFarlane Toys design group, in conjunction with Robert Kirkman and Skybound for only $25. This action figure shows The Governor, wearing his famous riot gear from the classic “Kill Them All” scene in issue 42. This figures comes with some great accessories; two pistols, Michonne’s bloody sword and a bullhorn. This year’s additions for The Walking Dead PVC Figure Packs are Rick Grimes & Zombie, Carl Grimes & Zombie and Negan & Zombie. Sculpted by George Gaspar of October Toys , each pack is offered in deathly gray, glow in the dark or purple for only $15 per set or buy all nine sets for only $100! Let Skybound introduce you to your next must-have, The Walking Dead San Diego Comic-Con Skybound Exclusive Peavey Predator guitar. Only 100 of these limited edition, full-sized, rock-your-brains-out beauties were made featuring art from The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard. You can own this piece of history for $500 and then they are gone forever.
The last of the Skybound Exclusives are a partnership with Vannen Watches, who team up to bring you a fourth special edition The Walking Dead watch. The Walking Dead “Horde” watch is the first ever to feature glow in the dark hands and index markings on the inside of the crystal and is limited to only 500 pieces. Each “Horde” watch and hand-numbered sleeve display artwork by TWD artist Charlie Adlard and comes with an exclusive The Walking Dead sticker, all for only $75, grab it before time runs out and the apocalypse begins! We saved the only Skybound Exclusive for Invincible that’s not a book for last because we can’t live without our fix of Invincible/Mark Grayson, Atom Eve and especially Allen the Alien. Thanks to Vannen Watches, we won’t have to! Skybound and Vannen bring you the first-ever Invincible watch. This Invincible “Hero” watch is limited to only 300 pieces and Invincible artist Ryan Ottley created stunning wraparound art for the band with all of your favorite characters. Show everyone why Invincible is your favorite “Hero” for only $75. Both watches debut on SDCC Preview night, July 17, and only at the Skybound booth, #2729.
About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman’s success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company’s inception twenty-one years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winningÂ The Walking Dead, long-runningÂ Invincible, all-agesÂ Super DinosaurÂ andÂ Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work andÂ Witch Doctor,Â Invincible UniverseÂ andÂ Clone. Â Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped theÂ New York TimesÂ bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and 2012. In April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He’s the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit EmmyÂ®-winning television show, AMC’sÂ The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman,Â The Walking DeadÂ and all Skybound titles areÂ www.Skybound.comÂ andÂ www.TheWalkingDead.com
Skybound is the home ofÂ Robert Kirkman’s creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series,Â The Walking Dead, long-runningÂ Invincible, all-agesÂ Super Dinosaur,Â Thief of ThievesÂ andÂ CloneÂ as well asÂ Witch DoctorÂ andÂ Invincible Universe.Â Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, gamesÂ (The Walking Dead: AssaultÂ iOS app),Â and entertainment events (The Walking DeadÂ Escape). Skybound’s successes include the comic behind the hit EmmyÂ®-winning television show, AMC’sÂ The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman,Â The Walking DeadÂ and all Skybound titles areÂ www.Skybound.comÂ andÂ www.TheWalkingDead.com
McFarlane Toys is the fifth largest action figure manufacturer in the United States. Established in 1994 to manufacture and sell action figures based on founder Todd McFarlane’s comic book character Spawn, the international award-winning company has expanded into licensed products to become one of the premiere action figure producers on the planet. Check out the McFarlane Toys’ Catalog, where you can see all of our current figures, previews of upcoming toys, and even a massive archive of every action figure we’ve ever made.
Founded in 1965, PeaveyÂ® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrixÂ®, Architectural AcousticsÂ®, Crest AudioÂ®, Composite AcousticsÂ® and Trace ElliotÂ® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in more than 10,000 airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit www.Peavey.com.
About Vannen Watches
Vannen captures the electrifying worlds of art, fashion, and pop culture and infuse them into every limited edition timepiece we produce. Vannen makes exceptional, highly collectible, limited edition timepieces at affordable prices. Constructing wearable art that is both functional and accessible – but still exclusive – Vannen has given the public a new way to showcase their taste in art. Â Vannen Watches captures the electrifying worlds of art, fashion, and pop culture and infuse them into every limited edition timepiece we produce. Vannen makes exceptional, highly collectible, limited edition timepieces at affordable prices. Constructing wearable art that is both functional and accessible – but still exclusive – Vannen has given the public a new way to showcase their taste in art and fashion without breaking the bank.Â Individually inspected, assembled and packaged by hand in Los Angeles, every watch is treated like a true piece of art. Designed by some of the world’s best artists, Vannen creates wearable art that appeals to forward-thinking, style-conscious individuals while honoring the distinctive vision of our team of artists.
About October Toys
Formed in 2004, October Toys is a purveyor of fine toys and collectibles with an artistic twist! The creative misfits who own October Toys, George & Ayleen Gaspar, have a lifetime of experience collecting toys and two decades combined experience working in the toy industry. While collaborating with a variety of new and established artists, they are focusing on expanding their existing product lines as well as adding entirely new projects to the queue. You can also check in with them every week on their video podcast Toy Break to see what’s new in the wonderful world of toys! Â www.octobertoys.com
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