Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin’s Digital Comic ‘The Walking Dead: The Alien Story’ to Be Collected in a Hardcover Edition This July

The Panel Syndicate story The Walking Dead: The Alien by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin impressed many jaded Walking Dead fans when it was released as a digital comic book in 2016.  Those of you who want to experience the story “the old fashioned way” (and may have missed the special comic book edition for Local Comic Shop Day in ’16) The Alien will be available in over-sized hardcover from Image Comics this July.

The deluxe hardcover will feature a story firmly set in The Walking Dead comic book continuity by Vaughan (Saga, Paper Girls) and Martin (The Private Eye, Barrier) and includes never-before-seen designs, sketches and layouts.

Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman gushed about the project, saying that”I couldn’t be a bigger fan of Vaughan and Martin’s work.  I’ve been very hesitant to allow anyone to play in the Walking Dead sandbox in comic form but when the opportunity arose for these gents to show up what Charlie Adlard and I had been doing, I jumped at the chance.  It’s remarkable what Vaughan and Martin were able to accomplish in one self-contained story.  A tale with so much heart and emotion told far more succinctly than I’ve ever been capable of.  I’m so thrilled to finally be sharing this story with a wider audience in this spectacular hardcover edition.”

The Walking Dead: The Alien will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, July 29 and in bookstores on Tuesday, August 4.  It can also be pre-ordered at local comic book shops and independent bookstores and through a variety of online retailers.

Nick Banks
Nick Banks
Nick joined the website in 2015. His lifelong love of comics and horror began with Universal Monsters and the Incredible Hulk. He has fond memories of going to Waldbaum’s supermarket with his mother and being rewarded with a 3-pack of sealed comics. It’s been all downhill from there… Since those early days, his life has been immersed in four color action and scares on the silver screen.

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