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SDCC 2022: Skybound’s panels, exclusives, and more!

Skybound Entertainment will return to San Diego Comic-Con July 20-24, this year with an offering that includes two can’t-miss panels centered around Skybound franchises The Walking Dead and Impact Winter.

On Thursday, July 21, talent and creators will grant an insider’s look at the development of the post-apocalyptic vampire thriller Impact Winter and its evolution from hit audio series to a visual medium via the stunning prequel comic by Travis Beacham and Stephen Green.  

Yvette Nicole Brown and Felicia Day will co-moderate alongside the key development team for a behind-the-scenes look at The Walking Dead: Last Mile and the creation of this Massively Interactive Live Event (MILE) at “The Walking Dead: Last Mile – The Future of Entertainment” on Friday, July 22.  

Skybound comics, including SDCC-exclusives, will be available for purchase at the Image Comics booth (#1915).  

LIMITED* CONVENTION VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#1915):  

*Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.  

  • Skybound X #25 by various, SDCC exclusive variant Foil, Cover art by James Harren, $20 + tax 
  • Skybound X #25 by various, SDCC exclusive variant B&W, Cover art by James Harren, $20 + tax

PANELS: 

THURSDAY, 7/21  

Impact Winter: Sound to Page 

10AM – 11AM, Room 9 

Impact Winter, Audible’s hit audio series from writer/director Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim, Carnival Row), takes place 10 years after a comet strike blacked out the sun, and vampires have emerged in the darkness to take over what remains of the world. One vampire hunter, a young woman named Darcy, is lured by a powerful vampire overlord and thrust into a fight for her people’s future. Executive produced by Skybound Entertainment (The Walking Dead) and Anonymous Content (True Detective), Impact Winter delivers binaural audio, original music and incomparable sound design, all of which bring to life this post-apocalyptic world in visceral detail. Join the team as they spill secrets behind the year’s biggest audio hit and its evolution into a visual medium via the stunning prequel comic written by Travis Beacham with art from Stephen Green (Hellboy and the BPRD). Appearing are writer/director Travis Beacham, comic artist Stephen Green, EVP, Head of US Content Rachel Ghiazza (Audible), executive producer Alexandra August (Skybound Entertainment), and comic editor Amanda LaFranco (Skybound), in a panel moderated by John Rocha (Critic and Host at The Outlaw Nation). The first 100 panel attendees will receive a copy of comic book Impact Winter #1.  

FRIDAY, 7/22 

The Walking Dead: Last Mile – The Future of Entertainment  

5:45PM – 6:45PM, Room 6BCF 

The Walking Dead: Last Mile is the next big installment in the beloved franchise created by Robert Kirkman, but this time the story is driven by YOU, the fans. Join actress, comedian, and The Walking Dead superfan Yvette Nicole Brown alongside actress and creator Felicia Day as they co-moderate a discussion with Massively Interactive Live Event (MILE) creator Jacob Navok of Genvid Entertainment, creative executive Mike Rogers of Skybound Entertainment, senior writer & producer Jessica Woodard of Terrible Posture Games, and Matthew Ball, noted Metaverse author and producer on TWD:LM. The team will share the latest details of this MILE, exclusively on Facebook. All attendees receive an exclusive T-shirt!   

Skybound Entertainment Gets investment from Hiro Capital

Hiro Capital

Hiro Capital has invested in Skybound Entertainment in a “significant, undisclosed round”. It was led by Knollwood Advisory with participation from Boost VC, and follow on participation from Com2uS and Skydance Entertainment. Skybound Entertainment is home to acclaimed franchises including The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Impact Winter.

The investment is an interesting one considering Hiro Capital’s pedigree. Not just an investment company, it has a pedigree in the space. The firm was co-founded by Sir Ian Livingstone, one of the co-founders of Games Workshop, the game company behind Warhammer (40K). He was also the President and CEO for Eidos Interactive for 20 years.


Skybound brings together creators across its multi-faceted business, including comics, interactive games, audio, film and television (traditional and digital platforms), licensing, and merchandising.  Skybound has successfully franchised some of its biggest IP by connecting creators and their content to new platforms and audiences. Skybound is responsible for turning Robert Kirkman’s comic book series The Walking Dead into a multi-billion-dollar franchise through a television adaptation, numerous video games and merchandise, and novels. Kirkman’s comic book series Invincible is also in production for seasons 2 and 3 after a high-acclaimed and successful first season debut through an exclusive partnership with Amazon Prime.

Hiro’s creator-first approach supports some of the best teams in the industry to build futuristic new worlds. Hiro will have more announcements soon about follow-on projects and investments.

Skybound XPO Returns with a Top Secret LEGO Comic Reveal!

Skybound XPO

THE BIGGEST COMIC BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE SEASON IS HERE – exclusively at The Skybound Halloween XPO on Friday, October 29. This event will stream on Skybound Entertainment’s YouTube and Twitch channels. 

What is the top secret, very first LEGO comic book from the historic partnership between Skybound Entertainment and AMEET Publishing? You’re going to find out here—along with a first look at art from <SPOILER>! Yeah, that’s right, <SPOILER> is the first LEGO comic book and features the return of <OTHER SPOILER>! 

This one-day virtual event also brings fans worldwide can’t miss panels from the world of comics, including Comics Vault Live (with exclusive new drops) to the crossover with sneakerheads (sponsored by Whatnot); the stunning new statue from Telltale’s The Walking Dead; a behind-the-scenes look at Skybound Tabletop; the return of ATTACK! With Attack Peter; a deep dive into Latinx representation in Horror; and of course, a not-to-be-missed new episode of Movie Trivia Schmoedown

The full programming line-up, beginning at 10am PT, includes: 

  • The Top Secret Skybound & LEGO Panel – No fan can miss the WORLD PREMIERE reveal of the very first LEGO comic book series from Skybound, in partnership with AMEET Publishing. Join writer/artist Tri Vuong (Everyday Hero Machine Boy), Sean Mackiewicz (Skybound SVP/Editor in Chief), Daniel Konstanski (The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks), Hayley Wolfe (AKA Sensei Wolf) and LEGO NINJAGO® series creator and TV show producer Tommy Andreasen and LEGO NINJAGO® producer/Transmedia Tommy Kalmar to discuss building a brand-new comic world brick by brick! Moderated by Eric Huang (VP and Publisher, AMEET).   
  • Comics Vault Live 210 – Shawn “Big Clutch” Kirkham opens the Skybound vault for this Halloween edition of CVL. Don’t miss out on exclusive new drops including The Walking Dead Deluxe #6 Second Printing variants in both Gold Foil Color Cover and Red Foil BW Cover editions; new variants to House of Slaughter #1; and a special Redneck #1 with a new cover by co-creator Donny Cates! 
  • ATTACK! with Attack Peter – Skybound’s Peter Santa-Maria once again invites the Xpo audience inside his workshop to give you an update on everything he’s got going and to debut a very spooky print for Halloween!  
  • Movie Trivia Schmoedown – “Final Girl” One-on-One Match – Two of the Schmoedown’s top horror experts will square off in a rapid-fire iron man match all about that famed slasher film trope “The Final Girl”! Who has the intelligence, the wits, the absolute nerves of steel to be the latest Xpo Schmoedown champion?! Tune in to find out!  
  • In The Bones: A Discussion on Horror in Latinx Culture – Latinx voices in the horror space have been telling some of the most exciting (and scary) stories of the last decade. Join Dani Fernandez with special guests to discuss this explosion of talent and creativity in one of our favorite genres.  
  • Lee and Clem Tell Tales – The real-life Lee and Clementine—Dave Fennoy and Melissa Hutchison—join Skybound’s Woody Tondorf to talk about this legendary duo and the release of our much-anticipated limited edition Lee and Clem statue from Level 52 Studios. The update you’ve been waiting for! 
  • A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Skybound Tabletop – Join the Skybound Tabletop team as they showcase some of their most inventive games to date, from The Walking Dead: Something to Fear to Kim-Joy’s Magic Bakery. Also joining them are James Hudson (Senior Director of Skybound Tabletop) and board game aficionado Ruel Gaviola. 
  • Comics x Kicks – Join some of the most exciting voices in the world of kicks as they discuss how they fell in love with sneakers, their most treasured grails, the similarities to the world of comics and how you can take your first step (pun intended) into the most fashionable fandom of all! Join Chris Chase, Jodi Chase, Tamika Moultrie and more for a can’t miss discussion hosted by Jack DeMayo. Sponsored by Whatnot.   

Fans can register now for The Skybound Halloween Xpo by heading over to this link right now and then tuning in on October 29, 2021. 

Unboxing: Invincible Atom Eve Box

Skybound has recently packaged a whole bunch of Atom Eve releases into one handy box for fans! We decided to grab one to show off. There’s no surprises here but we decided to take a look anyway!

You can get yours for $65.

Atom Eve Character Design Sheet – ?
Atom Eve Figure – $25
Atom Eve Logo Socks (Pink) – $20
ATOM EVE AND REXPLODE Vol. #1 – $14.99
Atom Eve Character Pin – $10
Invincible Logo Pin – $10

Total: ~$79.99

Discover the Secrets of Alexandria in this New Look Inside The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe

AMC NetworksSkybound Entertainment, and Image Comics have unveiled an all-new look inside The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe, the upcoming hardcover going behind-the-scenes of all three of AMC’s landmark The Walking Dead TV series, featuring an in-depth look at the iconic town of Alexandria, top secret details on the evolution of Merle Dixon, never-before-seen concept art from The Walking Dead: World Beyond, and more.

The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe is available at comic shops on October 20, 2021 and everywhere books are sold on October 26, 2021, featuring an in-depth compilation of behind-the-scenes pre-production and production art from AMC’s three iconic TWD series—The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Plus, fans will discover never-before-seen original sketches, concept art, storyboards, special product illustrations, and more from the shows inspired by Robert Kirkman’s comic book turned pop culture phenomenon.

Marking AMC Networks’ first venture into book publishing, The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe, from writer Matthew K. Manning and Creative Director John J. Hill, also features an introduction by Chief Content Officer of  The Walking Dead  Universe Scott M. Gimple and fun facts from creators and crew members on all three series.  

The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe standard edition can be pre-ordered right now everywhere books are sold, in both print and digital formats, along with TWDUShop.com. A special edition, featuring a new cover by superstars David Finch & Dave McCaig, can be exclusively pre-ordered at the Skybound Store. The AMC Networks Publishing Limited-Edition Exclusive featuring a new cover utilizing the three-circle symbol displayed throughout the shows by Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbairn is also available to pre-order here. 

Unboxing: Skybound Mystery Box – Foil Fever 2: Electric Boogaloo

Skybound has regularly (or maybe irregularly) been releasing “mystery boxes” packed with random Skybound goodies including graded comics!

We decided to roll the dice again and ordered another box during the recent Skybound Xpo. The box cost us $50 and how’d we do? Find out!

Rough value:

Outcast Sidney: $15
Walking Dead Negan Rick Grimes: $15
Invincible Mark Grayson: $25
Abraham (Orange): $15
Lucille Patrol Beta: $25
Saga Hazel & Izabel set: $32

Superfight The Walking Dead: $15
Superfight The Anime Deck 2: $15
Superfight sampler: ?
Red Flags sampler: ?

The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Red Foil: $200
The Walking Dead #1 (15th Anniversary J. Scott Campbell cover): $8
Walking Dead 15th Anniversary Edition #1 David Finch Cover CGC 9.8: $45
Witch Doctor Vol. 1: $15

Outcast Card pack: $5
Lucille Bat Pen: $7.50

Total: ~$437.50

Daryl Dixon’s Secrets and More Revealed in The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe

AMC NetworksSkybound Entertainment, and Image Comics today unveiled an exclusive look inside The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe, the hotly-anticipated hardcover that reveals new secrets from all three of AMC’s landmark The Walking Dead TV series, including pages with never-before-seen looks at the art on Daryl Dixon’s (Norman Reedus) iconic jacket and its origin, the fan-favorite Walker known as “Bicycle Girl,” and behind-the-scenes artwork from The Walking Dead: World Beyond.

Available at comic shops on September 29, 2021 and everywhere books are sold on October 5, 2021, The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe is an in-depth compilation of behind-the-scenes pre-production and production art from AMC’s three iconic TWD series—The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond. This hardcover will feature never-before-seen original sketches, concept art, storyboards, special product illustrations, and more from the shows inspired by Robert Kirkman’s comic book turned pop-culture phenomenon.

Marking AMC Networks’ first venture into book publishing, The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe also features an introduction by Chief Content Officer of  The Walking Dead  Universe Scott M. Gimple and fun facts from creators and crew members on all three series.  

The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe standard edition can be pre-ordered right now everywhere books are sold, in both print and digital formats, along with TWDUShop.com. A special edition, featuring a new cover by superstars David Finch & Dave McCaig, can be exclusively pre-ordered at the Skybound Store. The AMC Networks Publishing Limited-Edition Exclusive featuring a new cover utilizing the three-circle symbol displayed throughout the shows by Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbairn is also available to pre-order here

The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe Gets a Cover by Brian Rood

AMC NetworksSkybound Entertainment, and Image Comics revealed the historic new cover to The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe from iconic illustrator Brian Rood. This all-new cover marks the first time that the casts of AMC’s three iconic TWD series—The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and The Walking Dead: World Beyond—have ever been featured in the same piece of art, and includes the artist’s rendition of over 50 (!) cast members, along with a multitude of terrifying Walkers.

Available at comic shops on September 29, and everywhere books are sold on October 5, The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe is an in-depth compilation of behind-the-scenes pre-production and production art from all three of AMC’s iconic The Walking Dead series and will feature never-before-seen original sketches, concept art, storyboards, special product illustrations, and more from the shows inspired by Robert Kirkman’s comic book turned pop-culture phenomenon.  

Marking AMC Networks’ first venture into book publishing, The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe also features an introduction by Chief Content Officer of  The Walking Dead  Universe Scott M. Gimple and fun facts from creators and crew members on all three series.  

The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe can be pre-ordered now everywhere books are sold, in both print and digital formats. Plus, fans will soon be able to pre-order an exclusive special variant edition that will be available on  Skybound.com  and a second exclusive special variant edition that will be available on  TWDUshop.com, both in super limited quantities. 

Skybound and Ameet Publishing Partner for LEGO Comic Book Deal

LEGO logo

Skybound and AMEET have announced a partnership to launch LEGO branded comics. The first comic will debut in 2022 and be published by Image and Skybound.

It’ll be interesting to see what is released and what can be released. LEGO has licensing deals with Marvel and DC and it’s unknown if this deal would allow Skybound to release comics featuring those properties.

This is a big step for Skybound which has been slowly moving into licensed comics and entertainment moving beyond their creator-owned roots. The publisher has released comics based on video game properties and has dipped its toes into crowdfunding. Over the years, the company has been expanding itself beyond its roots in comic releases by founder Robert Kirkman expanding the creators whose comics are being released under the publishing label, moving into television, video games, merchandise, board games, and more.

The first LEGO comic release will be announced in the coming months.

Unboxing: Skybound Mystery Box – Double Boxes Edition – Red Foil Fever

Skybound has regularly (or maybe irregularly) been releasing “mystery boxes” packed with random Skybound goodies including graded comics!

We decided to roll the dice again and ordered two during the recent Xpo. The box cost us $50 each and how’d we do? Find out!

Rough value:

Box 1:
Outcast Sidney: $15
Walking Dead Negan Rick Grimes (Bloody): $15
Invincible Mark Grayson: $25
Abraham (Orange): $15
Lucille Patrol Beta: $25
Saga Hazel & Izabel set: $32

Superfight The Walking Dead: $15
Superfight The Anime Deck 2: $15
Superfight sampler: ?
Red Flags sampler: ?

The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Red Foil: $200-$250
The Walking Dead #2 (15th Anniversary Chris Samnee cover): $5
Walking Dead 15th Anniversary Edition #1 Chris Samnee Cover CGC 9.8: $25
Outcast Vol. 1 A Darkness Surrounds Him: $22.50

Outcast Card pack: $5
Skybound Pin: $10
Saga Pin: $10
Walking Dead Something to Fear Negan Pin: $10
Disco Broccoli Pin: $10
Saga Pin: $10
Lucille Bat Pen: $7.50

Total: ~$472 to $522

Box 2:
Outcast Sidney (Bloody): $25
Walking Dead Negan Rick Grimes: $15
Invincible Atom Eve (Bloody): $25
Lucille Patrol Beta: $25
Abraham (Orange): $15
Saga The Will & Lying Cat set: $40

Superfight Street Fighter: $15
Superfight The Anime Deck 2: $15
Superfight sampler: ?
Red Flags sampler: ?

The Walking Dead #2 (15th Anniversary Chris Samnee cover): $5
Manifest Destiny Vol. 1: $22.50
Walking Dead 15th Anniversary Edition #92 Cory Walker 9.8 CGC: $40

Outcast Card pack: $5
Survivors Keychain: $10
Saga Pin: $10
Walking Dead Something to Fear Negan Pin: $10
Disco Broccoli Pin: $10
Saga Pin: $10
Lucille Bat Pen: $7.50

Total: ~$305

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