If you’re headed to Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con this weekend, be on the look out for a very cool freebee – Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead #1 comic book issue with a special variant cover by Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies).
The issue will be given away for free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con this weekend, March 22-24, at America’s Center. Suydam’s cover is the second series of exclusive Wizard World variant covers for The Walking Dead #1, and the artist will be at the convention signing copies of this special issue, which was unsurprisingly produced in “extremely limited quantities” and will be available while supplies last (don’t expect them to last!).
Check out Suydam’s cover art for The Walking Dead #1 here below.
The first variant cover was by Michael Golden and debuted last month at Wizard World Portland Comic Con. There will be several covers for the issue, which is a reprint of the original Image comic, each by a popular artist. There’s six more variants to come and the remaining cover artists will be announced soon.
If you’ve never read The Walking Dead comic book series, which is the basis for the popular AMC television series, you can start reading it with The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye trade paperback, which collects the first 6 issues. It’s good stuff!!! You can also dip your toe in the water with a free digital copy of issue #1 over at Comixology.
Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), 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, and Sunday, March 24, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children.
Event hours are Friday, March 22, 3-8 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m and Sunday, March 24, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
The Walking Dead #1 variant cover by Arthur Suydam
Visit the Wizard World site for more information about this weekend’s convention, as well as the other upcoming conventions.