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THE WALKING DEAD DELUXE Debuts Connecting Variant Covers by Superstar Artist Tula Lotay

LOS ANGELES 9/22/2021 – Today Skybound revealed a captivating set of all-new The Walking Dead Deluxe connecting variant covers from first-class artist Tula Lotay (All Star Batman, Barnstormers). Kicking off the next arc of the landmark series, Lotay’s connecting covers showcase iconic characters Rick, Carl, Lori, Michonne, Glenn and Andrea as never seen before.

These all-new covers will appear as variants to The Walking Dead Deluxe #49-54, with each issue presenting the 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 with exclusive “Cutting Room Floor” commentary, revelations, pinups and more from Kirkman celebrating the secret history of the series.

"After following up recent cover runs from Mike Del Mundo, Stephen Platt & Dave McCaig, and Paolo Rivera, we’re so excited that Tula Lotay is our next artist illustrating an incredible set of connecting covers for The Walking Dead Deluxe,” said Amanda LaFranco, Editor at Skybound. “The emotion she’s bringing to these illustrations captures the next harrowing arc so well, which sees our group splintered and separated after the events at the prison. Tula has such an immaculate eye when it comes to character, I’m so thrilled she went in this direction for these covers gracing our next six issues.”

The Walking Dead Deluxe #49 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

A full list of the connecting covers is below:

  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #49 CVR C LOTAY (AUG220258)
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #50 CVR C LOTAY (SEP220083)
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #51 CVR C LOTAY (SEP220089)
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #52 CVR C LOTAY (OCT220247)
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #53 CVR C LOTAY (OCT220250)
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #54 CVR C LOTAY (look for information in the January 2023 on-sale Diamond Previews catalogue)

For more info and updates, visit www.skybound.com.

Established in 2010, Skybound 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 home to critically-acclaimed global franchises including The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Superfight. Skybound’s capabilities include services as publisher, producer, and global distributor for tabletop and video games across all genres, including the multi-million unit selling The Walking Dead video game series. Skybound Games is also a strategic global marketing and distribution partner of Striking Distance Studios for the highly anticipated survival-horror game The Callisto Protocol. The company also maintains key partnerships across the entertainment industry including Universal Pictures and Image Comics, holds a first look development deal with Audible, and has engaged an ongoing strategic business partnership with mobile games publisher and developer 5th Planet Games (OAX: FIVEPG). Skybound digital and creative IP boasts unique creators such as Kristian Harloff and the Schmoedown Entertainment Network as well as Peter Santa-Maria and his Attack Peter brand. For the most up to date information on Skybound, please visit the company on Twitter (@Skybound), YouTube (Skybound), Facebook (@Skybound Entertainment), Instagram (@skyboundent), and at www.skybound.com.

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Shannon Meehan | Skybound Entertainment