A tale of struggle and survival that has captivated the world. The Walking Dead, created by Robert Kirkman, is a post-apocalyptic story about the families, bonds, and trials that test those bonds in the most desperate of times. The Walking Dead centers on Rick Grimes, a Kentucky deputy who wakes from a coma to find that the dead have risen and now walk the earth, eating those who lay in their path.
Rick’s journey and rise as the leader of the survivors of the apocalypse has become the gold standard in survival storytelling. Readers quickly connected with Grimes as he struggled to keep his humanity intact while trying to keep his family and friends safe.
Making its debut in October 2003, the comic book series was an immediate success and had an incredible 193-issue run, selling over 45 million copies worldwide. The Walking Dead won the 2007 and 2010 Eisner Awards for Best Continuing Series and spun out to a mega-franchise with television, video game, and merchandise adaptations.
Currently, The Walking Dead: Deluxe is presenting the series in full-color format for the first time from creator Robert Kirkman, with art by Charlie Adlard and colors by Dave McCaig.
Over half a dozen television series have been created based on The Walking Dead with over 112 million viewers. AMC’s The Walking Dead is the highest-rated show in cable television history and the #1 most-watched scripted TV show on cable. As a testament to the franchise’s global reach, AMC’s The Walking Dead is the #1 show in 80+ countries.
Following the successful spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead, other spinoff series are premiering in 2023, including The Walking Dead: Dead City.
The Walking Dead’s adaptations in gaming continue to be an immense success. Over 80 million episodes have been sold of the Telltale Game series and The Walking Dead: Survivors boasts 5.3MM players and won the VGX 2012 Game of the Year for its Telltale Definitive Edition.
The VR hit The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners has sold 2MM units, and its sequel The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution debuted in 2022.
The Walking Dead: All-Stars, also released in 2022, is one of the most successful mobile games of the year.
Skybound has also partnered with Meta for the Webby Award-winning The Walking Dead: Last Mile, an interactive Facebook Gaming experience.
Iterations of The Walking Dead have laid their mark on celebrated tabletop games including Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, and Risk.
In 2023, The Walking Dead celebrates its 20th Anniversary with new projects and live events to be announced soon!