Rising Star Conor Hughes Debuts THE WALKING DEAD DELUXE Connecting Variant Covers

LOS ANGELES 05/25/2023 – Today Skybound revealed a striking set of all-new The Walking Dead Deluxe connecting variant covers from superstar artist Conor Hughes (White Ash, The Game). Covering the “Life Among Them” arc of the landmark comic series, Hughes’ covers showcase notable scenes from the survivors’ gruesome journey to the Alexandria Safe-Zone.


These all-new covers will appear as variants to The Walking Dead Deluxe #67-72, with each issue presenting the series in full color format for the first time from writer/creator Robert Kirkman, with art by Charlie Adlard and colors by Dave McCaig. Fans will also receive a new look at the worldwide pop culture phenomenon with pinups and exclusive “Cutting Room Floor” commentary by Kirkman, celebrating the secret history of the series.


“Conor’s covers transition us into a new chapter for THE WALKING DEAD DELUXE comic series… the long-awaited arrival at Alexandria,” said Amanda LaFranco, Editor, Skybound Entertainment. “The first three covers in this set really capture the intensity of life on the road, as the group pushes towards Washington D.C., and walkers are still very much a concern through the metropolitan city. But it’s the final three covers that emphasize the eerie calm of what life is like in this new settlement for our group. Michonne may be hanging up her sword, but for how long?”


The Walking Dead Deluxe #67 (Diamond codes listed below | $3.99) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, July 19, 2023.


A full list of the connecting covers is below:


  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #67 CVR C HUGHES (Diamond Code: MAY230297)
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #68 CVR C HUGHES (Diamond Code: JUN230382)
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #69 CVR C HUGHES (Diamond Code: JUN230385)
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #70 CVR C HUGHES (Diamond Code Coming Soon)
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #71 CVR C HUGHES (Diamond Code Coming Soon)
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #72 CVR C HUGHES (Diamond Code Coming Soon)


For more info and updates, visit www.skybound.com.


Established in 2010, Skybound is a multiplatform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties to create cool stuff and deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to fans. Skybound extends their stories across platforms including comics, television, film, video games, tabletop, books, digital content, audio programming, and beyond. The company is home to critically-acclaimed global franchises including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Superfight, and hit new podcast series Impact Winter.


Led by Skybound Entertainment co-founder Robert Kirkman, Skybound Comics is an award-winning imprint of Image Comics and promotes a shared vision to collaborate with top and emerging talent across the comics industry. The Skybound publishing slate includes acclaimed series such as The Walking Dead, Invincible, Ultramega, Stillwater, Fire Power, and Excellence, while also delivering powerful licensed comics, including a partnership with LEGO Books. It is also home to Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult and Middle Grade audiences, launching in June 2022 with Clementine Book One, by award-winning writer/artist Tillie Walden and set in the world of The Walking Dead. Skybound has seen numerous comics series adapted for the screen, including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur and Outcast, with more projects in development.


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