Published on May 7th, 2020 | by Richard Boom


The Walking Dead by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin shows an ALIEN!

Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to announce that the popular Panel Syndicate story The Walking Dead: The Alien by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin—which spins out of bestselling phenomenon The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard—will be available in oversized hardcover this July.

This 28-pg story one shot issue follows Rick Grimes’ brother Jeff, who finds himself stranded in Spain after the zombie apocalypse breaks out. He meets a woman named Claudia, and together they plan to find their way to America where they hear there is a cure.

This stunning hardcover features a story firmly set in The Walking Dead comic book continuity by Vaughan (Saga) and Martin (The Private Eye, Barrier) and includes never-before-seen designs, sketches and layouts. 

“I couldn’t be a bigger fan of Vaughan and Martin’s work,” said Kirkman. “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 and 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.”

Originally released in digital format on Panel Syndicate and printed as an oversized single issue exclusively and in limited quantity for Local Comic Shop Day, this The Walking Dead: The Alien story will be available widely and in hardcover for the first time ever. 

The Walking Dead: The Alien by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1659-1) will be available on Wednesday, July 29 and in bookstores on Tuesday, August 4. It can be pre-ordered at local comic book shops and independent bookstores and on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo. 

“The 28-page story does not disappoint. While the regular comic has explored life in a world where zombies have overrun the United States, The Alien is more global.”
“For die-hard fans of The Walking Dead comics, digital one-shot The Walking Dead: The Alien is a must-read.”
“Amazing. Easily one of the best comics ever to sport the “Walking Dead” name, The Walking Dead: The Alien showcases two talented creators at the top of their game. 9,5.”
“Set in Barcelona, it immediately establishes itself as a vital companion to the titular behemoth because it’s the first time in TWD that we are afforded a global perspective of the undead epidemic. Fantastic work and not to be missed. 10 out of 10”
“Two more comics superstars have entered the zombie apocalypse with a beautiful side story. A well-executed, self-contained exemplar of the kinds of stories that can happen in this depressing world.”

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Richard is the driving force behind Comics for Sinners. His love and admiration for female comic book characters is virtually unparalleled, which immediately explains his biggest 'sin': his Hot Mummy fetish. This sketchbook theme is philogynistic in nature and even the source of his WIP comic book series "The Sisterhood".

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