LOS ANGELES 03/23/2023 – Today Skybound revealed a stunning set of all-new The Walking Dead Deluxe connecting variant covers from acclaimed artist Stephanie Hans (Die). Kicking off the next arc of the landmark comic series, Hans’ covers showcase iconic scenes from the series in the background amidst a connecting foreground of a singular walker body to create a one-of-a-kind haunting art piece.
These all-new covers will appear as variants to The Walking Dead Deluxe #61-66, with each issue presenting the series in full color format for the first time from writer/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 with pinups and exclusive “Cutting Room Floor” commentary by Kirkman, celebrating the secret history of the series.
“Stephanie came up with this awesome idea for a cover set right off the bat, and I knew from the start it would be really special, but I didn’t imagine how beautiful and haunting the final piece would be,” said Amanda LaFranco, Editor, Skybound Entertainment. “These connecting six covers capture just about every emotion The Walking Dead is known for evoking and Stephanie does an incredible job capturing the tension and chilling atmosphere of this iconic, “Fear the Hunters” storyline.”
The Walking Dead Deluxe #61 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.
A full list of the connecting covers is below:
- The Walking Dead Deluxe #61 CVR C HANS (Diamond Code: FEB230269)
- The Walking Dead Deluxe #62 CVR C HANS (Diamond Code: MAR230205)
- The Walking Dead Deluxe #63 CVR C HANS (Diamond Code: MAR230208)
- The Walking Dead Deluxe #64 CVR C HANS (Diamond Code: APR230314)
- The Walking Dead Deluxe #65 CVR C HANS (Diamond Code: APR230317)
- The Walking Dead Deluxe #66 CVR C HANS (look for information in the July 2023 on-sale Diamond Previews catalogue)
For more info and updates, visit www.skybound.com.
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Led by Skybound Entertainment co-founder Robert Kirkman, Skybound Comics is an award-winning imprint of Image Comics and promotes a shared vision to collaborate with top and emerging talent across the comics industry. The Skybound publishing slate includes acclaimed series such as The Walking Dead, Invincible, Ultramega, Stillwater, Fire Power, and Excellence, while also delivering powerful licensed comics, including a partnership with LEGO Books. It is also home to Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult and Middle Grade audiences, launching in June 2022 with Clementine Book One, by award-winning writer/artist Tillie Walden and set in the world of The Walking Dead. Skybound has seen numerous comics series adapted for the screen, including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur and Outcast, with more projects in development.
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