PORTLAND, Ore. 09/16/2021 — Today Image/Skybound revealed a stunning set of all-new The Walking Dead Deluxe connecting variant covers from the acclaimed Birthright art team of Andrei Bressan and Adriano Lucas depicting the unforgettable events of Rick and Glenn venturing outside the prison... and discovering something that changed their lives forever.

It’s time to meet... The Governor.

These all-new covers will appear as variants to The Walking Dead Deluxe #25-30, with each issue presenting the iconic series in full color format for the first time from creator Robert Kirkman, with art by Charlie Adlard and colors by Dave McCaig. Fans will also receive a new look at the worldwide pop culture phenomenon like never before with exclusive “Cutting Room Floor” commentary, revelations, pinups and more from Kirkman celebrating the secret history of the series.

The Walking Dead Deluxe #25 will be will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play on Wednesday, October 20.

A full list of the connecting covers is below:

  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #25 Cover E by Bressan & Lucas - Diamond Code JUL219585
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #26 Cover C by Bressan & Lucas - Diamond Code SEP210216
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #27 Cover C by Bressan & Lucas - Diamond Code SEP210219
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #28 Cover C by Bressan & Lucas - Diamond Code OCT210190
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #29 Cover C by Bressan & Lucas - Diamond Code OCT210194
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #30 Cover C by Bressan & Lucas (look for information in the January on-sale PREVIEWS catalogue)

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Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties, extending their stories to further platforms including comics, television, film, tabletop and video games, books, digital content, events, and beyond. The company is the home of notable properties including The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Super Dinosaur.

Skybound holds strategic partnerships across the entertainment industry, and has the in-house capabilities to serve as publisher, producer, and global distributor for tabletop and video games. On screen, Skybound holds a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios and a first-look movie deal with Universal. Additional partnerships include comic book publishing with Image Comics, book publishing with Simon & Schuster, and a first-look narrative audio deal with Audible. Skybound also houses a variety of unique creators and their IP, including Kristian Harloff and his pop-culture movie trivia platform the Schmoedown Entertainment Network, and printmaking expert Peter Santa Maria’s Attack Peter brand.

Shannon Meehan, Public Relations Manager
Skybound Entertainment

Kat Salazar, Director of PR & Marketing
Image Comics