The Strolling Useless is making a shock return. Creator Robert Kirkman determined to, in one thing of an abrupt transfer, finish his long-running Picture Comics collection final yr after a run that lasted almost 16 years. Now, Kirkman is bringing the collection again with a brand new one-shot, Negan Lives, which is ready to reach in comedian e book outlets subsequent month.
Robert Kirkman wrote the brand new story, with artwork Charlie Adlard returning to offer the artwork. The e book will probably be obtainable completely in shops and won’t be launched on-line. The entire proceeds are going on to comedian e book outlets, who’ve been hit significantly exhausting not too long ago. Most outlets have been compelled to shut a number of months in the past and have had a tough time resuming operations, given the present scenario. Kirkman had this to say about it in a press release.
“I have been impressed by Steve Geppi and Diamond’s [Comic Distributors] efforts to shine a lightweight on how important the Direct Market is to our beloved trade with their #backthecomeback marketing campaign. Whereas Charlie Adlard and I had laid the collection to relaxation, this felt like one thing particular we might do for the shop homeowners who made our collection a hit to start with. To that finish, I am comfortable to report that 100% of the income generated from this e book will go to the shops promoting it. The retailer group does backbreaking work to get comics into the fingers of our loving followers, we must always all be doing extra in these making an attempt occasions to indicate them how appreciated they’re.”
At the same time as outlets stay closed, many comedian e book retailers are taking orders on-line and fulfilling them with curbside pickup. Picture additionally revealed that extraordinarily uncommon Gold and Silver foil variants of Negan Lives #1 will probably be obtainable. Readers are inspired to contact their native comedian outlets relating to availability. The e book itself will probably be an outsized 36 pages, finished in black and white.
Negan Lives facilities on the famed villain who, spurned by a slowly rebuilding society, resides a lifetime of determined isolation. The brand new story presents readers a glimpse into what has occurred to the character within the time since his final look in The Strolling Useless #174. Doable spoilers for individuals who by no means learn the comedian, however the situation noticed Negan tracked down and confronted by Maggie. She was nonetheless heartbroken and searching for vengeance over the homicide of her husband, Glenn.
The Strolling Useless comedian initially launched in October 2003 and finally went on to change into one of the profitable books within the historical past of the medium. 193 points have been printed in whole, with the collection spawning a whole multi-media franchise. AMC is on the brink of wrap up season 10 of the TV present, with season 11 on the way in which. A spin-off, Worry the Strolling Useless, is getting into its sixth season, with one other spin-off Strolling Useless: World Past, set to debut someday this yr. Negan Lives #1 is ready to hit cabinets on July 1. This information involves us through Picture Comics.