LAS VEGAS, April 13, 2015 — Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that Love & Rockets creator Gilbert Hernandez has drawn the seventh in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas, April 24-26. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Las Vegas Convention Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic.
Hernandez’s Love & Rockets has been translated into French, Japanese and many other languages, and has received numerous awards for excellence. The book collections from Fantagraphics have garnered almost nothing but rave reviews from fan and mainstream press alike for over a decade. Hernandez’s early comics featured a passel of fascinating females, but the one who commanded center stage in every respect was Luba, who first appeared as an ambitious “voodoo woman” in the science fiction pastiche BEM.
The artists for future books will be announced as they are selected. A similar series in 2013 featuring exclusives of The Walking Dead #1 proved to be wildly popular with fans. The full schedule of 2015 Wizard World shows is available at www.wizd.me/PRSchedule2015 .
Stars of “The Walking Dead” TV series scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas include Norman Reedus ( Boondock Saints), David Morrissey ( The Reaping), Steven Yeun ( I Origins), Emily Kinney ( Concussion), Michael Cudlitz (“Southland”), Seth Gilliam (“Teen Wolf”) and Michael Rooker ( Guardians of the Galaxy). Other standout celebrities attending include Tom Felton (Harry Potter, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Tom Mison (“Sleepy Hollow”), Arthur Darvill (“Dr. Who”), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street ), WWE Superstar Roman Reigns™ (“The Walking Dead”), WWE® Diva Paige™, Milo Ventimiglia (“Gilmore Girls,” “Heroes), RJ Mitte (“Breaking Bad”) and more.
In addition to Hernandez, Artist Alley in Las Vegas will feature Salvador Larroca (“Avengers Vs. X-Men,” “Thor”), Neal Adams (“Batman,” “X-Men”), Mike Zeck (“Spider-Man,” “Captain America”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Michael Golden (“Daredevil,” “Hulk”), Clay Mann (“Batman Eternal,” “Harley Quinn”) and many others.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas show hours are Friday, April 24, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas, visit http://wizd.me/LasVegasPR .