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The Walking Dead #1 Variant Covers Available to All Wizard World Comic Con Attendees

Tony Calandra 02/14/2013 Reviews

The Walking Dead is everywhere you look.  It has become one of the biggest TV shows these past 2 years.  Ever since the show came out on AMC many comic book fans and non-comic book fans have been buying up anything related to The Walking Dead.  Some people just can’t get enough of The Walking Dead!  I call it a Z-Bomb, you know like the A-Bomb?  Ok enough of me trying to be witty.  This year Wizard World has announced at all of their Comic Cons this year you have a chance to get all-new variant covers of The Walking Dead #1.

Here is the official press release from Wizard World:

NEW YORK, February 13, 2013 – Robert Kirkman, creator and writer of the groundbreaking, Eisner-Award winning The Walking Dead comic book series and graphic novels continues to break records in all of its incarnations. Wizard World and Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, have teamed to bring fans what they want, more of The Walking Dead! Now, all full-price attendees at every Wizard World event in 2013 will receive a limited-edition, exclusive cover variant of The Walking Dead #1.

A different superstar artist will create the variant cover art for each of the eight scheduled shows this year. Comic book writer/artist Michael Golden illustrates the first variant cover at Wizard World Portland Comic Con, Feb. 22-24 at the Oregon Convention Center. At each event, the cover artist will be on hand to sign fans’ copies. More cover artists will be announced shortly.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 editions will be produced in extremely limited quantities and are available to fans only while supplies last at each Wizard World convention.

“Wizard World cons have always been great events for The Walking Dead,” said Kirkman. “I’m excited to present the all-new #1 cover variant by the legendary Michael Golden at Portland Comic Con this year.”

John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO added, “With The Walking Dead #100 as the highest-selling comic book of last year, we are absolutely thrilled to have this exclusive book that started it all available to all our Wizard World fans, beginning in the Pacific Northwest. Giving it away for free to all paid attendees is our way of giving back to the fan community that has supported us!”

The Walking Dead graphic novels accounted for seven of the 10 bestselling titles of the year and were #1 overall for both 2011 and 2012.

The Walking Dead #1 Variant Cover

Wizard World Comic Cons kick off in Portland, Oregon this February 22-24th 2013.  Wizard World has been really pushing to make their Comic Cons an all-around great experience for comic book fans, movie fans, TV show fans and more.  This sounds like one good deal for any fan of The Walking Dead.

Here are the dates for all Wizard World Comic Cons:

The 2013 event schedule to date can be found at

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February 22-24 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con

March 22-24 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

May 30 – June 2 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

August 8-11 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con

November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con

February 7-9, 2014 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con


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Writer, creator, avid movie fan, and zombie killer of the week. Born in Texas, now resides in Baltimore, MD. I have been a fan of comic books from the first time I could read. I am a big fan of any well written comic book or movie. Plus I will ramble on about comics, movies and beer.

  1. jeffhillwriter 02/14/2013 at 9:56 pm


  2. Scorp_Moonopoly 02/15/2013 at 12:08 pm

    Wizard World is deploying the Z-bomb!

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