Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment has special Walking Dead comics news for fans this summer. A new over-sized hardcover comics story, The Walking Dead: The Alien written by Brian K. Vaughan (Saga) and art by Marcos Martin (The Private Eye, Barrie), is set for this July.
This story spins off The Walking Dead comic series by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, and set its comic book continuity. It was originally published in digital form on the Panel Syndicate site and printed as a limited, over-sized single issue exclusively for Local Comic Shop Day. This new hardcover edition has never-before-seen designs, sketches and layouts, and will be widely available for the first-time ever.
“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.”
The Walking Dead: The Alien will arrive in comic stores on Wednesday, July 29 and in bookstores on Tuesday, August 4.
In the meantime, here’s some character sketches from artist Marcos Martin: