Jonathan Ross's "Turf" to Debut in "Walking Dead" #70

Official Press Release

Continuing the tradition set by some of Image Comics' biggest launches, next week's THE WALKING DEAD #70 will feature an exclusive, full-color preview of British television and radio personality Jonathan Ross' and Marvel 1985's Tommy Lee Edwards' all-new, four-issue miniseries, TURF!

"Jonathan and Tommy have really created something special with TURF and we're anxious for people to get a look at their work," said Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. "Robert has been very generous with the back pages of THE WALKING DEAD in the past, so we're thrilled he's agreed to lend his support again, not only by allowing us to preview TURF in the latest issue, but to do so in color."

Added Kirkman: "Every since Jonathan and Tommy started talking to Image about TURF, I knew I wanted to put whatever support I could behind the launch and seeing the final pages certainly didn't disappoint. TURF represents exactly what I look for in comics: original work by top talent, completely different than anything else on the stands. TURF is a must-read for every WALKING DEAD fan."

Set in Prohibition-era New York, TURF offers a twist on the hard boiled crime thriller, adds vampires and aliens to the traditional mix of booze, broads and bullets as it chronicles the eruption of a vengeful gang war between booze-smuggling mobsters and the blood thirsty Dragonmir Family. As an ancient prophecy unfolds amidst the maelstrom of violence, the entire city is engulfed by the brutal conflict and the only glimmer of hope is an unlikely alliance between tough guy Eddie Falco and a stranger from another world.

WALKING DEAD #70 (DEC090416), a 32-page black and white comic book with a full color TURF #1 preview, goes on sale February 24. TURF #1 (FEB100322), a 32-page full color comic book with a cover price of $2.99, is available for order in the February issue of Previews and will go on sale April 7.

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