Watch Robert Kirkman announce The Walking Dead Deluxe – a re-release of his iconic comic series IN COLOR starting this October.
The reprints will be colored by Dave McCaig, whose previous works include Adam Strange, X-Men, Star Wars, and Superman: Birthright, with the re-release branded “The Walking Dead Deluxe.” You can read the official press release below which goes into more detail as to what fans can expect from the reprints.
“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.”
The Walking Dead ended last year with issue 193, wrapping up the story with a middle-aged Carl Grimes telling stories of his heroic father. When the comic was originally released it was famously in black and white, harking back to the horror movies of old as well as the work of zombie maestro George A. Romero, so it will interesting to see what a splash of color will bring to the story and artwork.