The Walking Dead Deluxe welcomes readers to Woodbury – now in color. Skybound and Image comics revealed on Friday an exclusive Local Comic Shop Day 2021 edition of The Walking Dead Deluxe # 27, the first color reprint of The Governor’s First Appearance. The limited edition variant, with a new artist cover from the Charlie Adlard series and a rare aluminum treatment from The walking dead logo, will not be reprinted and is only available as part of the annual event celebrating the comic book stores. Readers can take a first look below and purchase their copy of TWD Deluxe # 27 in their local stores on Wednesday November 24.
Originally published in black and white, the key April 2006 issue of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard sees Rick Grimes, Michonne and Glenn Rhee leave prison to search for survivors of a helicopter crash. The trio stumble upon Woodbury, a fenced town of four blocks and forty residents, and meet their leader: the self-proclaimed Governor.
On October 20, Image and Skybound released the first in a series of six hardcover variant covers featuring Rick’s group of survivors at war with Woodbury. The covers, appearing as variants for numbers 25-30 of The Walking Dead Deluxe, are part of color reprint series launched last October with Kirkman’s exclusive “Cutting Room Floor” commentary and other special features.
With the aluminum cover edition of The Walking Dead Deluxe # 27, other titles available for Local Comic Shop Day 2021 on November 24 include:
JOY OPERATIONS 1, Dark Horse Comics From Peabody and Brian Michael Bendis, winner of multiple Eisner Awards, this Jinxworld comic goes 55 years into the future and stars Joy, who is an ENVOI., A special agent for the Jonando Trust. Stephen Byrne art with a Tyler Boss cover variant.
CHUCK D PRESENTS APOCALYPSE 91 REVOLUTION NEVER SLEEP, Z2 Comics. Limited edition graphic novel. Celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Public Enemy album, “Apocalypse 91: The Enemy Strikes Back”.
METALLICA SPECIAL EDITION, 10 Tons Press Reissued to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s “Black Album”.
Problems The Walking Dead Deluxe publish every two months on Wednesdays and are available on digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play. The Walking Dead Deluxe # 27 comes out on November 17th; the Governor LCSD variant is available for purchase on November 24.
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