Neal Adams’s Variant ‘TWD #1’ Cover Debuts at Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience

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Skybound and Wizard World’s Fourth Limited Edition Cover in the Wizard World Series Free to Full-Price Attendees

Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams will create the fourth in a series of exclusive Wizard World variant covers of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #1 comic, provided for free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience, June 28-30 at Basketball City (Pier 36) in Manhattan. Wizard World and Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, have teamed to produce the line.

Adams will be on hand at Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience to sign copies of the limited-edition comic, produced in extremely limited quantities and available to fans only while supplies last. The first three covers, illustrated by superstar artists Michael Golden, “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam and Julian Totino Tedesco, respectively, were huge hits at Wizard World events in Portland (February, Golden), St. Louis (March, Suydam) and Philadelphia (June, Tedesco). A different creator will draw the variant cover art for each of the remaining scheduled Wizard World shows this year.

Adams has also drawn a second, sketch Black & White cover, which will be provided to VIP guests at the event.

Independent third-party comic book grading service CGC, a leader in the industry, will accept TWD #1 variant and Signature Series submissions at its Wizard World NYC Experience exhibitor booth.

The Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience will be a bonanza for fans of the AMC series based upon The Walking Dead, as headliners Norman Reedus (“Daryl Dixon”), Laurie Holden (“Andrea”), Michael Rooker (“Merle Dixon”), Jon Bernthal (“Shane Walsh”) and Chandler Riggs (“Carl Grimes”) will appear at the event. They will be joined by other well-known celebrities, including Stan Lee, Patrick Stewart and WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, as well as a top-drawer collection of well-known artists, a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the fourth event on Wizard World’s 2013 calendar and the promotion’s first at Basketball City.

The Walking Dead graphic novels accounted for seven of the 10 bestselling titles of the year and were #1 overall for both 2011 and 2012.

Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Admission is free for kids 10 and under. Event hours are Friday, June 28, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 30, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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