Hotly anticipated first issue of The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine is one of Diamond’s best selling magazines of all time
Titan Magazines and Skybound are pleased to announce The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine is already one of Diamond’s best selling magazines of all time, more than a month prior to its release. Due to this overwhelming response, Diamond has extended its ordering deadline for issue #1. Any retailers wishing to order this highly demanded issue, or place a reorder, are urged to do so before the release date of October 23.
The premier issue debuts on October 23 to coincide with the show’s October 14th Season 3 premiere airing on AMC. The first issue features 100 pages of all the latest news, revelations and tips for fans of the television show, the comic book series, the graphic novels and the entire The Walking Dead universe.
Issue #1 comes with an alternative cover featuring an exclusive zombie scene by The Walking Dead comic artist, Charlie Adlard, colored by The Walking Dead colorist Cliff Rathburn.
Tom Mitchell, Purchasing Brand Manager at Diamond Comic Distributors said, “Orders of The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine have been through the roof and it is now one of our best selling magazines ever. Retailers can still place orders of issue #1 from Diamond. Don’t miss out on this hotly anticipated launch.”
The magazine’s initial announcement last June prompted a huge national media buzz, and Titan is planning a massive marketing campaign to support the magazine launch with print, online, social-networking and PR activity.
“Titan is putting a huge amount of effort into making this magazine as cool as it can possibly be, so I have to give a huge hats off to them for that,” said The Walking Dead creator/writer, Robert Kirkman, also Executive Producer and writer on the series based upon his groundbreaking comic. “I’ve been fortunate enough to partner with fantastic people who really make the greatest products in their field and I’m happy to count Titan among them.”
Fans of the show are urged to join The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with exclusive developments and deals, or visit the magazine websiteand www.Skybound.com, the source for all news on The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and all Skybound titles.
The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine issue #1 will be available on newsstands and in comic book stores in the US on October 23, in the UK on November 8 and Australia & New Zealand on December 18.
About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman’s success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics
led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company’s inception twenty years ago and he formed his own imprint there, Skybound, in 2010. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award- winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolf-Man, and new title Thief of Thieves, among many others. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and in April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He’s the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit 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 120 countries and 250 million households. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. www.Skybound.com is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.
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About The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine
Published by Titan Magazines and Skybound, The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine will be a complete, in-depth guide to The Walking Dead, giving fans of the TV series and comics full access to the show and its creators. Featuring exclusive interviews with the cast, past and present, full access to the sets, detailed reports bringing fans up close to the filming, and uncensored behind-the-scenes features about the making of the series, The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine is a must-have companion for fans.
Each quarterly 100-page edition also includes the latest revelations from The Walking Dead comic team, including interviews with the creators and features showcasing the creative process behind the art. Plus, The Walking Dead creator and writer/executive producer for the show, Robert Kirkman, reveals the latest news from the set and answers fans’ questions.
Issue #1 will be available on newsstands and in specialty comic book stores in the US from October 23, UK from November 8 and Australia & New Zealand from December 18.
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