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THE WALKING DEAD #100 SELLS OUT, GETS 2nd PRINTING
Landmark issue was best-selling first printing in 15 years
Berkeley, CA - July 18, 2012 — Coming off a whirlwind release day the week of Comic-Con International and supported by special events at comic book stores around the country, THE WALKING DEAD #100 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard will receive a second printing after selling out of its record-setting first printing. At 383,612 copies, the sales of THE WALKING DEAD #100 were the best initial orders for a single issue of a comic book since 1997.
A harrowing and heart-wrenching event in the lives of Rick Grimes and his band of survivors, THE WALKING DEAD #100 has been critically acclaimed for its examination of violence and mortality.
At The Comics Journal, Sean T. Collins considered the depiction of brutality: "It's hugely graphic and gory, but more importantly it's predicated on anguish and agony, on a character begging for their life and slowly losing it anyway, in view of other characters, including children, made to watch as punishment," he wrote. "A 'bad guy' is committing the violence, but its horribleness is quite of a piece with the series' presentation of human-on-human violence overall."
Augie De Blieck, Jr. at Comic Book Resources wrote, "[T]his issue delivers. It is not, however, the massive rampage of blood and guts I expected it to be. Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard deliver something much smaller, but just as effective, creepy, tense and sad."
The issue inspired Bleeding Cool's Adi Tantimedh to ponder the function of tragic fiction in society. "I wonder if the popularity of THE WALKING DEAD and the zombie apocalypse genre is a kind of atavistic ritual that the culture is partaking in to magickally ward off the worst that could happen, which is societal collapse into full horror," Tantimedh wrote. "...[T]he proxy of fiction allows the audience to mentally put themselves through the horror to find catharsis and feel more secure after the experience."
The second printing of the milestone issue will feature a new cover with art by Adlard. It is available for order now with the Diamond code JUN128066.
Welcome back from the holiday, Skybound fans!
In this week’s installment of “Seven Questions with Sina Grace,” I got to take a break from asking Charlie the same questions about deadlines, and spend some time discussing more light-hearted topics.
Take a read, and make sure to head to your local comic shop this Wednesday to pick up Walking Dead #98!
1- Easiest question: did you really think when you started on The Walking Dead that you would be drawing the same series almost ten years later?
Of course not!
To be honest, I didn't think I'd last the first 6 issues. When I first got offered the book, I simultaneously got offered Warlock from Marvel. Foolishly I believed that "obviously" Warlock would be the one that would last and consequentially got in touch with Robert and Eric to say that I'd do the 6 issue arc of TWD and then carry on with the Marvel book. If it wasn't for VERY persuasive e-mails back from them asking for me to stay, I'd have finished TWD and then have Warlock cancelled from under me 4 issues in. Thankfully, I decided to do both at the same time - Warlock was cancelled - which left the way forward for TWD.
Can you imagine what I'd be feeling now if I'd have done what I'd originally planned?
Both The Walking Dead 97 and Thief of Thieves 4 hit the stands this week. Hit the Jump for a sneak peek at both issues.