Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Walking Dead Continues to be Infectious Among Readers


The Walking Dead #116 continues the all out war that has currently got a stranglehold on the attention of readers. And why wouldn't it? The show continues to meet critical and audience success (despite some plotlines and characters choices that don't make complete sense) and the comic keeps on rolling. And the issue is returning for a second printing in order satiate that seemingly ravenous demand.

Fans of the TV show who were left hanging on the mid-season finale can jump into the comic series' action as it picks up momentum. The second printing will release on 1/8/14 and will be available for order with Diamond Code OCT138242. The Walking Dead #115 2nd printing, featuring a gatefold cover, is still available in stores and can be ordered with Diamond Code AUG138407.

Full press release below.

THE WALKING DEAD’S NEW ACTION-PACKED STORY ARC IS INFECTIOUS

Issue #116, the second chapter of All Out War,
goes to second printing to meet demand

The long-running, critically-acclaimed series that inspired the hit TV show just keeps drawing in readers with every new story arc. ALL OUT WAR explodes in THE WALKING DEAD #116, by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard, when the first shots are fired between Rick's army and Negan's Saviors. Fans of the TV show who were left hanging on the mid-season finale can jump into the comic series' action as it picks up momentum. 

Praise for THE WALKING DEAD #116:

“So far, this bi-weekly event is living up to its name and expectations.” --Augie De Blieck, Jr., Comic Book Resources

“Gaudiano's inks bring a newfound level of sharpness and clarity to Charlie Adlard's pencils. The action hits harder and the storytelling flows better as a result.” --Jesse Schedeen, IGN

“So far this arc is truly unlike anything Kirkman has done before. Which is no easy feat after writing the same series for ten years. With any luck the fantastic pacing will keep up and we'll be treated to a new gold standard of zombie story by years end.” --Jimbus_Christ, Bloody Disgusting

Image Comics is committed to keeping all issues of THE WALKING DEAD: ALL OUT WAR available, and is pleased to announce that THE WALKING DEAD #116 will be going back to print to meet customer demand. The second printing will release on 1/8/14 and will be available for order with Diamond Code OCT138242

THE WALKING DEAD #115 2nd printing, featuring a stunning gatefold cover, is still available in stores and can be ordered with Diamond Code AUG138407.


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound 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 www.imagecomics.com.

ABOUT SKYBOUND
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman's creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, Thief of Thieves, and Clone as well as Ghosted, Witch Doctor and Invincible Universe. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games (The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound's successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com.

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