THE WALKING DEAD #36
THE WALKING DEAD #36
New horror series gets second printing of first issue
The first issue of REVIVAL, the “rural noir” series by Tim Seeley (HACK/SLASH) and 2012 Eisner Award-winner Mike Norton (IT GIRL AND THE ATOMICS, Battlepug), has sold out at the distributor level after its July 11 in-store date. It will receive a second printing, which will go on sale on August 8 and is available for order now with the Diamond Comics code JUN128065.
A new take on the undead genre, REVIVAL is set in a small Wisconsin town where the dead are returning to their lives as if they’d never left. But as police officer Dana Cypress will discover, they’re not who they used to be. The second issue of REVIVAL will be in stores on August 15.
“It’s the unexpected that fills Seeley and Norton’s first issue of Revival and promises to keep the reader riveted for future developments. As with Image’s other recent releases Saga and Fatale, this comic is an unexpected windfall that evokes an uncomfortable feeling, piques interest and taunts curiosity. It’s a good read with great art and a weird, wild diversion from anything else on the stands this week.”
-Comic Book Resources
“Revival is… a devious little read, in that it deftly bounces back and forth from the frightening, to the truly disturbing, to the creepy, to the weird, to the odd, and finally settles somewhere in the land of mind-shattering terror with a cherry of familial drama to keep the whole thing grounded on top.”
OTHER IMAGE COMICS REPRINTS
THIEF OF THIEVES #6 by Robert Kirkman and Nick Spencer continued the trend set by the first five issues by selling out of its first printing. A second printing (MAY128287) is scheduled to be in stores on August 1.
SAGA #5 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples also remains one of Image’s strongest sellers, as its fifth issue sold out the week of its release. A second printing (JUN128079) is scheduled to go on sale on August 15.
THE WALKING DEAD #100 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard became the best-selling comic book of the 21st century as it sold out of its first printing of more than 380,000 copies. Its second printing (JUN128066), with new cover art by Adlard, will be in stores on August 15, the same day as THE WALKING DEAD #101.
THE WALKING DEAD #100 2nd Printing Cover by Charlie Adlard
Every week, Image Comics sends a newsletter about our upcoming releases to retailers with a letter at the beginning. This message, by Image Comics PR & Marketing Director Jennifer de Guzman was in the July 10, 2012 newsletter.
This is it. The Big One. Not only is Comic-Con starting on July 11, but what may be comics’ biggest event of the year, the 100th issue of THE WALKING DEAD is going on sale.
I read the monumental issue a few weeks ago and, I have to say, I am still shaken. It is an issue that will change you. You’ll be forced to contemplate the atrocities that human beings commit against each other, something we all know about but do not confront on a daily basis. My life has been affected by recent tragedy — a niece murdered by her ex-boyfriend — and even I don’t think about it every day.
Because it is too dark, too painful, and — almost — too hopeless. Almost because we do feel that pain and revulsion, and as long as we are disturbed by violence, we know that there is some hope for us after all. I almost wish I could see the faces of every person reading THE WALKING DEAD #100 as they come to the realization of humanity’s capacity for atrocity, so I can see our shared humanity. That’s where the hope is.
No writer, no artist, no matter how skilled in the technical aspects of their crafts can affect readers like this unless they have something more, that real insight into what makes us and moves us as a species. From Night of the Living Dead on, zombie stories have made us look into a mirror — made us wonder what we would do, how we would survive, whether we would be corrupted by something different from the infection that is raising the dead. THE WALKING DEAD has taken up this tradition and pushed it to its limits.
And I’m not exaggerating when I say I won’t be the same.
THE WALKING DEAD #100 The Walking Dead Escape cover by Matthew Roberts!
All of THE WALKING DEAD covers! (There is also a black-and-white version of the Adlard wrap-around.)
A: Charlie Adlard
B: Marc Silvestri
C: Frank Quitely
D: Todd McFarlane
E: Sean Phillips
F: Bryan Hitch
G: Ryan Ottley
H: Charlie Adlard
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“I appreciate the fact that we do a zombie book, I appreciate the fact that because of that very nature, it has to be gory and you have to show stuff. We have never done anything gratuitously. That sounds so ridiculous to say, but every time we’ve shown some level of violence to another human being, it’s always been to serve the story, even when we show a torture scene. It wasn’t just 15 pages of violence for no reason, there was a reason for it.”
—Charlie Adlard, Comic Book Resources Interview