Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment have announced Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s Panel Syndicate story The Walking Dead: The Alien will be released as an oversized hardcover.
“I couldn’t be a bigger fan of Vaughan and Martin’s work,” The Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman said in a statement. “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 & 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 was originally released digitally through Panel Syndicate and as an oversized single issue in 2016 for Local Comic Shop Day. However, this new edition marks the first time it will be printed in hardcover format, and it will also include previously unreleased designs, sketches and layouts.
The Walking Dead: The Alien, by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin, goes on sale July 29 in comic book shops and Aug. 4 in bookstores.
Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin's Panel Syndicate story The Walking Dead: The Alien is getting an oversized hardcover edition from Image Comics.