Media Release — In celebration of The Walking Dead’s 10th anniversary and the premiere of Season 4, here’s your chance to see how the worldwide phenomena all began with a week-long The Walking Dead sale on comiXology – the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web at comiXology.com.
Watching the show, but never read the comic series? You now have no excuse with every issue of The Walking Dead comic on sale at .99 cents. You’ll also find collections Volume 1 through Volume 18 on sale at a reduced price. In addition to these great savings, comiXology will be offering a “web-only” bundle of The Walking Dead issues 1-114 for only $99. These special discount offers run from today, Tuesday, October 8th, through midnight EST Monday October 14th. The sale gives fans a chance to experience the original The Walking Dead comic series that inspired it all—the show, the novels, the games and the entire universe of The Walking Dead.
Once you catch up, jump on board with the new highly anticipated The Walking Dead issue #115 – which hits comiXology this Wednesday marking the 10th Anniversary of The Walking Dead comic series. It also marks the beginning of bi-weekly releases as new issues start to arrive every other week—one more The Walking Dead comic every month for fans to enjoy.
“ComiXology is a perfect way to experience The Walking Dead comic series and a great way for fans of the TV show around the globe to experience my original vision,” said Robert Kirkman, creator and writer of The Walking Dead and writer/Executive Producer of The Walking Dead AMC TV show. “We’re super excited to offer the entire run of the comic series for half-off to new comic readers eager to get into the stories, as well as provide value to our existing, rabid Walking Dead fans with comiXology’s great digital comics platform and awesome reading experience. It truly is going to be an epic sales event”
“No fan of The Walking Dead TV show should wait another day to experience the comic,” said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology. “There’s no better way to gear up for the premiere of Season 4 and celebrate the 10th anniversary than reading the comic series that started it all.”
Based on one of the most successful and popular comic books of all time, written and created by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead captures the ongoing human drama following a zombie apocalypse. The series follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, in search of a safe and secure home. However, instead of the zombies, it is the living who remain that truly become the walking dead.
ComiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top 10 grossing iPad apps in both 2011 and 2012. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City. For more information visit www.comixology.com.
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-one years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work and Clone, Ghosted, Invincible Universe and Witch Doctor. 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 2012. 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 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. 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
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, 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.