Posted by G-Man (34313 posts) - - Show Bio

It's crazy to think that THE WALKING DEAD has been going on for ten years now. Do you remember the first time you started reading?

Actually the 10th Anniversary begins this October and Image has announced issue 115 will have ten different covers. The covers will be connecting covers that, together, form an image that highlights key moments from the past ten years. Each cover will feature a moment from each year. The covers are drawn by series artist Charlie Adlard with colors by Dave Stewart.

Each weekday for the next couple weeks, Image will reveal a separate cover. The first shows a fun time Rick went through during the third year.

Do you think you can predict what each key moment for each year will be?

THE WALKING DEAD #115 is on sale October 9, 2013.

Source: Image

Update

Second cover has been revealed. Did you guess correctly? What do you think will be the third?

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#1 Posted by Mutie199 (135 posts) - - Show Bio

cool:)

#2 Edited by noj (1084 posts) - - Show Bio

Great another million variants to boost sales. Im normally fine with 2 or 3 variants, 5 max but when you get more than that for a single issue its ridiculous. This is just like that Uncanny Avengers 1 and Walking Dead 100 BS.

#3 Edited by NightFang (10068 posts) - - Show Bio

And let the complaining about variant covers begin.

#4 Posted by G_Money_Christmas (883 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't read Walking Dead but I'll probably pick a variant up in the hopes it'll be worth something, at least someday.

#5 Posted by impossibilly (886 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like that each cover will feature an iconic moment from each year.

#6 Posted by EvilPenguin543 (178 posts) - - Show Bio

Carl getting shot in the face has to be one of these! I'd also guess Lori getting killed and Maggie and Glenn getting married.

#7 Posted by Mucklefluga (2563 posts) - - Show Bio

Surely no ones going to pick them ALL up??

#9 Edited by ILLO_29 (152 posts) - - Show Bio

Why do people bitch about covers they don't have to buy. Who cares if it's got 10 covers grab the ones you want however many or none at all there is no gun to your head.

#10 Edited by Dabee (2393 posts) - - Show Bio

@noj: Then just don't buy them. You are just looking for things to complain about.

The only complaint I have is that when there's no main cover, I feel like I have to buy them all. =p

EDIT: Also one should be Michonne spooning the Governor's eye.

#11 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1505 posts) - - Show Bio

I am guessing it is a little too late to start reading this series?

#12 Edited by MadeinBangladesh (6910 posts) - - Show Bio

Gonna be exciting!!

@thefirstlantern You can still start from issue 1. It's worth it but it's a lot of reading.

#13 Posted by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

Kinda like the idea. No one has to pick up all but can select her/his favorite moment, for instance this one would be my choice, too:

@dabee said:
EDIT: Also one should be Michonne spooning the Governor's eye.

Sweet!

I am guessing it is a little too late to start reading this series?

Better late than never. It's never too late.

The good thing about TWD is it's available in many different formats collecting 6 (trade), 12 (hc), 24 (omnibus), 48 (compendium) issues; and if you really don't like b/w comics then wait until October when Image will release the first issue in full color for the first time.

#14 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33452 posts) - - Show Bio

Carl getting shot in the face has to be one of these! I'd also guess Lori getting killed and Maggie and Glenn getting married.

I will buy that, frame it and put it on my wall.

#15 Posted by McG (38 posts) - - Show Bio

People giving out about covers... can't you just find them and print them yourselves?

#16 Posted by Watcherg6 (263 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Posted by impossibilly (886 posts) - - Show Bio

@watcherg6: 9 of the 10 images in that montage aren't the actual covers. In the article above, it says that Skybound/Image will be revealing one cover a day for the next couple of weeks.

#18 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems like the same thing that kinda went around with the hundredth issue coming out. I like it, and I'm definitely psyched for "All out War"! Lets see...I started reading back in 2009 getting trades and absolutely LOVED the ride so far! Truth be told though, I wish Tony Moore was still doing the interiors. I loved the way he did the first arc. Adlard is fine but Moore just did so much better for me.

#19 Posted by danhimself (22553 posts) - - Show Bio

I'M GETTING ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!

take that complainers

#21 Edited by TheUnN4med (86 posts) - - Show Bio

Holy cow! I want them all!!

#22 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe third cover will be Carl getting his eye shot out? Just my guess.

#23 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1505 posts) - - Show Bio

@donfelipe: Well I meant as the next issue isn't the best spot to start in? I don't have enough money at the moment to purchase the collected editions. Just single issues

#24 Posted by TheMinister707 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

Anybody else getting a "Game of Thrones" sigil vibe from these covers?

#25 Posted by StumbotheGiant (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Too many covers

#26 Posted by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

@thefirstlantern said:

@donfelipe: Well I meant as the next issue isn't the best spot to start in? I don't have enough money at the moment to purchase the collected editions. Just single issues

Maybe the re-issue of #1 would still be a good starting point - at least it will give you a fell of the writing and art style (though the re-issue will be in full color and not b/w). Otherwise there isn't a really good jumping on point without reading a few trades first.

Just in case, to any brand new reader I would recommend picking up the very first trade (as it will introduce the main protagonist Rick Grimes and many of his fellow companions who are still around aka Team Grimes), plus the trade volume #17 "Something to Fear" (collecting 97-102) that introduces Negan and The Saviors; and maybe the Michonne Special (because she's awesome and the special tells her origin somehow).

#115 will start a new arc and (according to Kirkman) era of rebuilding civilization (it wouldn't really be the first try) but you may need to get to know about some characters first -- basically the major players of Team Grimes and The Saviors. If you have watched the TV-series you might be familiar with most of the characters already (they're not that different) but The Saviors.

Anyhow, if you're short on money the disadvantage of the new arc is that it's going to be bi-weekly from Oct-Dec.

#27 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33452 posts) - - Show Bio

Reading Issue 100 of the Walking Dead was my super-villain origin story

#28 Posted by ThomasElliot (362 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't care about 10 covers because I won't buy them, so more power to those who do.

BUT.... if they really wanted to celebrate 10 years... wouldn't a double or triple sized issue w/ some guest artist pin-ups of key moments, and maybe a timeline restrospect and some other 'goodies', be a LOT better?

#29 Posted by ThomasElliot (362 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Posted by tupiaz (2185 posts) - - Show Bio

Funny Charlie Adlard said a few months ago he was hoping that all this variant covers would soon end.

I don't read Walking Dead but I'll probably pick a variant up in the hopes it'll be worth something, at least someday.

LOL

#32 Posted by Renchamp (2397 posts) - - Show Bio
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