"The Walking Dead" Goes Back To Press

Official Press Release

BERKELEY, CA -- 11 July, 2005 -- Image Comics is going back to press on Volume 3 of Robert Kirkman's THE WALKING DEAD series.

SAFETY BEHIND BARS, which collects issues #13-18 of the acclaimed series, was printed well above the standard overprint for trade paperbacks - almost 400% over initial orders.

With the stock of more than 20,000 copies nearly gone after only six weeks, Image wanted to ensure there would be no interruption in the availability of THE WALKING DEAD.

"Frankly I'm at a loss for words," said Robert Kirkman. "We've sold out of our initial print run in less than two months. I love this book, and I enjoy working on it but I don't know what people are doing with this book--smoking it? This news, to me, means that I can continue writing the book and nothing makes me happier than that, I hope we'll be sending press releases like this out for volume 63."

The newest printings of THE WALKING DEAD Volume 1 & 2 (DAYS GONE BYE [FEB041347] and MILES BEHIND US [AUG041586], respectively) collect the first twelve issues between them and are available now. The second printing of SAFETY BEHIND BARS (FEB051581) will be in stores by the end of July.

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States and also the largest consumer of Home Run Pies in Northern California. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit www.imagecomics.com for more information.

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