Next month’s New York Comic Con lurches ever closer and Robert Kirkman and the folks at his Image imprint Skybound have plenty of treats ready for all the good and bad little boys and girls.
Tops on the list? Two limited edition hardcovers available for purchase at Skybound’s booth (#1229). The Walking Dead Hardcover Compendium (red foil version) is limited to 1500 copies and can be yours for just $100. The Thief of Thieves: volume #1 “I Quit” hardcover collection is even rarer, at 1000 copies. Before you lift one, be sure and leave them the $30 they’re asking.
This year Kirkman is also promoting The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury, his and Jay Bonansinga’s sequel to 2011′s The Rise of the Governor. You can pick up your copy of the prose novel and have it signed by the author throughout the big weekend (in advance of the book’s official pub date on the 16th).
October also sees the debut of The Walking Dead: The Official Magazine from Titan/Skybound. Out on the 23rd, it offers exclusive art, interviews and insights from Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and more.
Of course you can also pick up all kinds of Skybound books and merch and meet with the creative teams at the Skybound booth throughout the weekend. But Kirkman and company also have a jam-packed weekend of signings and panel discussions planned too.
Here’s the rundown:
Skybound: On the Rise
Robert Kirkman, Shawn Martinbrough, Jason Howard & special guests
moderated by Sean Mackiewicz
Date: 10/12/2012 Friday
Time: 2:45PM – 3:45PM
(seating capacity 350)
There’s no limit on what to expect from Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. Thief of Thieves is already a breakout hit that has been optioned by AMC, Guarding the Globe supplies another monthly fix for the Invincible universe, and the all-ages smash Super Dinosaur is about to blow up in a big way. Join Robert Kirkman as he discusses the imprint’s future with his stable of creators, including the creative teams behind Thief of Thieves, Witch Doctor and more!
Robert Kirkman takes questions from the audience
Date: 10/14/2012 Sunday
Time: 1:30PM – 2:30PM
(seating capacity 1200)
Robert Kirkman, creator of the global sensations The Walking Dead, Invincible and Thief of Thieves, opens the floor to all his fans in this lively and engaging Q&A session.
Thursday, October 11th:
5:00PM-6:00PM – Robert Kirkman signing, creator/writer of The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves
Friday, October 12th:
1:00PM-2:00PM – Thief of Thieves signing with artist Shawn Martinbrough, writer James Asmus and colorist Felix Serrano
4:00PM-5:30PM – Robert Kirkman signing, creator/writer of The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves
TBD – Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga sign advance copies of their upcoming novel, The Road to Woodbury. For further details, keep checking www.Skybound.com
Saturday, October 13th:
1:00PM-2:00PM – Witch Doctor signing with creator/writer Brandon Seifert and creator/artist Lukas Ketner
5:00PM-6:00PM – Thief of Thieves signing with artist Shawn Martinbrough, writer James Asmus and colorist Felix Serrano
Sunday, October 14th:
11:00AM-12:00 PM – Jason Howard signing, artist for Super Dinosaur
3:30PM-5:00PM – Robert Kirkman signing, creator/writer of The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves
NYCC 2012 is October 10th through 14th.