Official Press Release
Following the announcement earlier this month that the hotly anticipated first issue ofÂ The Walking Dead, The Official MagazineÂ is already one of Diamond's best sellingÂ magazines of allÂ time, Titan MagazinesÂ and Skybound reveal what's inside the upcoming second issue.
HittingÂ stores on December 18, this 100-page issue dips another toe in the bloodyÂ waters of everythingÂ The Walking Dead, from the comic to the seriesÂ and everything in-between: Creator/writer Robert KirkmanÂ answers readers'Â questions and reveals what to look forward to in the coming weeks; TheÂ GovernorÂ himself, David Morrissey, reveals what it's like to play theÂ villain;Â weÂ interview make-up/SFX legend and co-executive producer Greg Nicotero; and, inÂ the comics, we profile Rick's current nemesis, Negan, and pay our respects toÂ thoseÂ original survivors who are now worm food. We'll also have all the latestÂ news, reviews and tips forÂ The Walking DeadÂ fans.
This issue comes with a main newsstand cover featuring David Morrissey as 'The Governor' and an alternative art cover byÂ The Walking DeadÂ comic artist Charlie Adlard,Â colored byThe Walking DeadÂ colorist Cliff Rathburn. Retailers can order this from the November edition of Diamond PREVIEWS.
Retailers can still order copies of the hit issue #1 from Diamond, who have now extended its ordering deadline due the overwhelming response. Any retailers wishing to order this highly demanded issue, or place a reorder, areÂ urged to do so before the issue #1 release date of October 23.
Fans of the show are urged to joinÂ The Walking Dead, The Official MagazineÂ onÂ TwitterÂ andÂ FacebookÂ to keep up to date with exclusive developments and deals, or visit the magazineÂ websiteÂ andÂ www.Skybound.com, the source for all news onÂ The Walking Dead,Â RobertÂ Kirkman and all Skybound titles.
The Walking Dead, The Official MagazineÂ issue #2 will be available on newsstands and in comic book stores in the US on December 18, in the UK on December 27 and Australia &Â New Zealand on Feb 2.
AboutÂ 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 years ago and he formed his own imprint there, Skybound, in 2010.Â Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winningÂ The Walking Dead, long-runningÂ Invincible, all-agesÂ Super Dinosaur,Â The Astounding Wolf-Man, and new titleÂ Thief of Thieves, among many others. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities andÂ topped theÂ New York TimesÂ bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and in April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists.Â He'sÂ theÂ creator/executive producer and writer of the hit television show, AMC'sÂ The Walking Dead, theÂ highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122Â countriesÂ and 37 languages. AMC is developingÂ Thief of ThievesÂ as a Â potential series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer.Â www.Skybound.comÂ is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman,Â The Walking DeadÂ and all Skybound titles.
About Image Comics
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visitÂ www.imagecomics.com.
AboutÂ The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine
Published byÂ Titan Magazines and Skybound,Â The Walking Dead, TheÂ Official MagazineÂ will beÂ a complete, in-depth guide toÂ The WalkingÂ DeadÂ TVÂ series and comics, featuring exclusiveÂ interviews with the show cast,Â as well as comic editors, illustrators and more.Â The WalkingÂ Dead, TheÂ Official MagazineÂ is a must-have companion for fans.
Each quarterlyÂ 100-page edition also includes the latest revelations fromÂ The WalkingÂ DeadÂ comicÂ team, including interviews with the creators and features showcasingÂ the creativeÂ process behind the art. Plus,Â The Walking DeadÂ creatorÂ and writer/executive producer for theÂ show, Robert Kirkman, reveals theÂ latest news from the set and answers fans' questions.
IssueÂ #1 will be available on newsstands and in specialty comic book stores in the USÂ from October 23, UK from November 8 andÂ Australia & New Zealand fromÂ December 18.
AboutÂ Titan Magazines
Titan MagazinesÂ is the largest and most experienced publisher of licensed entertainmentÂ magazines and comics in the US, Canada, UK,Â Australia and NewÂ Zealand.
Licensing partnersÂ include: Aardman - ABC - BBC - Bongo - CBS - DC - Disney - Hasbro - LucasFilm - MGM - NBC - Nickelodeon -Â Paramount - Twentieth CenturyÂ Fox - WWE - Mattel. For moreÂ information, visit: titanmagazines.com.
AboutÂ The Walking DeadÂ (TV series)
"TheÂ Walking Dead" is the number one drama series in basic cable history for AdultsÂ 18-49 and Adults 25-54.Â Â Based onÂ the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, "The Walking Dead" tells theÂ story of theÂ months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It followsÂ a group of survivors, led by police officerÂ Rick Grimes, who travel in searchÂ of a safe and secure home. The series, which garnered a 2010 GoldenÂ GlobeÂ®Â nomination for Best Television Series -Â Drama and won the 2011 and 2012 EmmyÂ®Â Awards forÂ Outstanding Prosthetic Make-Up, starsÂ Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, NormanÂ Reedus, Steven Yeun,Â Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira and DavidÂ Morrissey.Â Â Season three ofÂ "The Walking Dead" is executive produced by showrunner Glen Mazzara,Â Kirkman, GaleÂ Anne Hurd and David Alpert. ForÂ more information, visit: AMC's TV show website.