Fans across the world celebrated the release of THE WALKING DEAD #115 this week, with thousands attending midnight release parties throughout the United States. The parties officially ignited the 10th anniversary of THE WALKING DEAD and the introduction of the most intense storyline in the series to date: ALL OUT WAR. Accordingly, the response has been overwhelming.
THE WALKING DEAD #115, written by Robert Kirkman with art by Charlie Adlard, instantly sold out at the distributor, selling over 352,000 copies on the day of release. This makes THE WALKING DEAD #115 the top selling single comic issue of the year to date.
“Ten years in and The Walking Dead never fails to surprise me. I wanted our tenth anniversary to be a big event but I never could have anticipated this,” said Robert Kirkman. “The level of support we continue to get from retailers and readers is astounding. I only hope we can somehow top if for the 20th anniversary.”
With the release of THE WALKING DEAD #115, the storyline ALL OUT WAR moves the title to a bi-weekly release schedule for the duration of the story. THE WALKING DEAD #115 features 10 interlocking covers which celebrate the THE WALKING DEAD by spotlighting classic moments from the comic's past with all-new art from series artist Charlie Adlard. The second printing of THE WALKING DEAD #115 will feature a gatefold cover depicting the range of characters in the ALL OUT WAR storyline.
Fans are not the only ones raving about THE WALKING DEAD as critics celebrate this issue with universal praise:
“GREAT” - Jesse Schedeen, IGN
“This is not something readers will want to miss.” - Tony Guerrero, ComicVine
“THE WALKING DEAD is on a collision course. The narrative barrels ahead and promises to leave many in its wake. I can think of no better way to celebrate ten years of this fantastic series than the orgy of blood promised by this conflict.” - Jimbus Christ, BloodyDisgusting
Issues of THE WALKING DEAD #115 may still be available at comic stores and is available digitally on the Image website and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web, iOS, and Android.
The second printing of THE WALKING DEAD #115, featuring a gatefold cover by Charlie Adlard, arrives on 11/6 and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code AUG138407.