Official Press Release
Robert Kirkman and Skybound, his imprint at Image Comics, debut The Walking Dead Rick Grimes bust bank, coming this Fall. The Walking Dead, created by Robert Kirkman, is written by Kirkman with Charlie Adlard as the main illustrator since 2004. The Walking Dead reached its milestone 100th issue in 2012 and is also the basis for the hit AMC television series of the same name. Rick Grimes is the fifth vinyl bust bank in The Walking Dead series by Diamond Select Toys, and is the line’s first living subject.
Based on the artwork of Charlie Adlard, the Rick Grimes vinyl bank has a coin slot in its back for inserting change, and an access panel in the base. The 8-inch bank features collectible-quality sculpting and paint, and will retail for around $23 when it is released in the fall.
The Rick Grimes bust bank will be available at comic shops, specialty stores and Toys “R” Us stores, and can be pre-ordered in comic shops or online (Previews code JUL131822). To find your nearest comic shop, visit comicshoplocator.com.
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 Clone, Ghosted, Invincible Universe and Witch Doctor. 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 are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com
Skybound is Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics and home to his creator-owned works including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves. Skybound also develops and fosters other talented writers, creators and artists and publishes their comic book series and graphic novels: Clone, Ghosted, Invincible Universe and Witch Doctor. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise, games (The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound’s successes include the comic behind the hit EmmyÂ®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S. where Kirkman serves as Executive Producer/writer. Kirkman is also developing a new show with FOX International Channels based on his upcoming comic book series set in the world of exorcism. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com
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