Over the weekend Robert Kirkman’s multimedia entity, Skybound, held an expo for fans. The event unveiled new information on plenty of Skybound’s upcoming projects including the Invincible animated series and The Walking Dead Rick Grimes movies.
But one announcement which really caught fans attention dives back in to The Walking Dead‘s source material.
The entire The Walking Dead comic series is going back in to print for new, full colour deluxe editions. Each issue features full colour artwork by colourist Dave McCaig.
Skybound released a number of teaser images from issue #1 on its social media accounts to coincide with the announcement:
The full announcement form Skybound reads:
PORTLAND, Ore. [7.18.2020] — Read it again! Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment will revisit the historic independent series that took the entertainment world by storm 17 years ago—The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman (Fire Power, Oblivion Song) and Charlie Adlard (Vampire State Building)—with newly, fully colored issues. Featuring the stunning work of the masterful Dave McCaig, these new issues will launch in October with The Walking Dead Deluxe #1. Kirkman first announced the fully colored issues during Skybound Xpo, Skybound’s virtual pop-culture convention, earlier today.
This deluxe revival of the series will also feature a memorable array of variant covers—by such artists as David Finch, Tony Moore, Julian Totino Tedesco, and Arthur Adams—commemorating major character introductions and the series’ most memorable twists and turns. Each issue will include a new installment of “The Cutting Room Floor,” featuring Kirkman’s original handwritten plots along with commentary on abandoned storylines and plot points that may have changed along the way.
This definitive presentation of the story will NOT be collected into trade paperback any time soon, so fans and new readers should not trade-wait to experience this fully colored edition of the popular survival horror series. Issue #1 will be available on October 7. Each following month two issues will be released.