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Just when you thought The Walking Dead couldn’t garner any more accolades, Image Comics, in conjunction with Skybound Entertainment, has announced that October 13 will forever be known as The Walking Dead Day!

October 13, 2018, will serve as the 15th anniversary of the release of TWD #1, which was originally released on October 8, 2013. This will be an all-day and globally-celebrated event to pay homage to one of the most-popular, longest-running survival horror indie comics of all-time.

Fans of Robert Kirkman’s series should have the 15th Anniversary #1 variant on their radars, which will be released on TWDD. It will feature art from current series artist, Charlie Adlard, with colors by Dave Stewart, and be a throwback to the original Tony Moore cover, with some slight modifications.

The cover will showcase walkers invading comic book shops, but will still feature Rick Grimes, front-and-center, loading his shotgun. A select-few shops will become part of the story with their very own special edition cover, featuring their logo incorporated into the artwork. Shops will also have special promotional swag available as part of the celebration.

The Walking Dead #1 15th Anniversary Variant Cover will be available on Saturday, Oct. 13, with a final order cutoff set for Monday, July 9th. Contact your local shop to get in on the fun. Before you leave, check out this sweet TWDD Anny Box Set ahead of its release.

Are you excited for the variant cover? What swag and promotional items do you want to see Image dish out? Let us know in the comments section below.

Click HERE for more information regarding the anniversary event.

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