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BRIAN K. VAUGHAN & MARCOS MARTIN’S THE WALKING DEAD: THE ALIEN STORY TO BE AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM IMAGE/SKYBOUND THIS JULY

PORTLAND, Ore. 5.5.2020 — Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to announce that the popular Panel Syndicate story The Walking Dead: The Alien by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin—which spins out of bestselling phenomenon The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard—will be available in oversized hardcover this July.

This stunning hardcover features a story firmly set in The Walking Dead comic book continuity by Vaughan (Saga) and Martin (The Private Eye, Barrier) and includes never-before-seen designs, sketches and layouts.

“I couldn't be a bigger fan of Vaughan and Martin's work,” said Kirkman. “I've been very hesitant to allow anyone to play in the Walking Dead sandbox in comic form but when the opportunity arose for these gents to show up what Charlie Adlard and I had been doing, I jumped at the chance. It's remarkable what Vaughan and Martin were able to accomplish in one self-contained story. A tale with so much heart and emotion told far more succinctly than I've ever been capable of. I'm so thrilled to finally be sharing this story with a wider audience in this spectacular hardcover edition.”

Originally released in digital format on Panel Syndicate and printed as an oversized single issue exclusively and in limited quantity for Local Comic Shop Day, this The Walking Dead: The Alien story will be available widely and in hardcover for the first time ever.

The Walking Dead: The Alien by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1659-1) will be available on Wednesday, July 29 and in bookstores on Tuesday, August 4. It can be pre-ordered at local comic book shops and independent bookstores and on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.