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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Michael Golden Knocks 'Em Dead with Exclusive "Walking Dead" Cover for Wizard Indianapolis!

Variant Exclusive Walking Dead #1 cover by Michael Golden

Indianapolis-- Renowned artist and storyteller Michael Golden is knocking 'em "Dead" at the upcoming Wizard Indianapolis show! 

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that “Rogue” co-creator Michael Golden has drawn the fourth in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of "The Walking Dead" #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Indianapolis, February 13-15. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The exclusive "The Walking Dead" #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Indianapolis Convention Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic.

A hugely popular Wizard World guest, Golden has penciled everything from Batman to Captain America to Vampirella. If a fan brings up a character, Golden has probably worked on it at some point in his career. And his ‘Storytelling’ panel is not to be missed by aspiring artists, or those who just want a little more insight into this iconic artist’s work.

“Michael has been a fixture at Wizard World Comic Cons as one of our most prominent artists,” says John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “This cover reflects the amazing, colorful art that has been his trademark.”

Michael will be at the show all three days to sign books and take sketch requests. (Fees do apply.)

The artists for future books will be announced as they are selected. A similar series in 2013 featuring exclusives of The Walking Dead #1 proved to be wildly popular with fans. The full schedule of 2015 Wizard World shows is available at www.wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.

"The Walking Dead" #1 variant cover by Michael Golden, 2013
And in fact, this is the second time that Michael Golden has put pen to paper to collaborate with this popular franchise. His variant on "Walking Dead" #1 in 2013 was one of the highlights of the series, and one of the hardest issues to find. He is often sought out at shows to sketch likenesses of the main characters from the TV series, many of whom will be in attendance in Indianapolis as well.

Stars of “The Walking Dead” TV series scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Indianapolis include Michael Cudlitz (“Sgt. Abraham Ford”), Emily Kinney (“Beth Greene”), Sonequa Martin-Green (“Sasha”), Michael Rooker (“Merle Dixon”) and Andrew J. West (“Gareth”). Other top celebrities on hand include William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), Liam McIntyre (“Spartacus: War of the Damned,” “The Legend of Hercules”), Katie Cassidy (“Arrow,” “Gossip Girl”), WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™, James & Oliver Phelps (Harry Potter) and many others.

In addition to Golden, Artist Alley in Indianapolis will feature John Tyler Christopher (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Avenger”), Neal Adams (“Batman,” “X-Men”), James O’Barr (“The Crow”), Dr. Travis Langley (“Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight”), Renee Witterstaetter (“She Hulk,” “Avengers”), Troy Brownfield (“Grimm Fairy Tales”), Jeremiah Lambert (“Transformers,” “Tonka Truck”), C.S. Marks (“Elfhunter,” “Ravenshade”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”) and more.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con Indianapolis show hours are Friday, February 13, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, February 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Indianapolis, visit http://wizd.me/IndianapolisPR.

For more information on artist Michael Golden, contact his agent at:  evaink@aol.com

(Partially taken from: www.wizardworld.com) 

A look at the line art for the new Michael Golden "Walking Dead" variant.
Below, after the artists color treatment on the piece, sans logo.


  1. Hi Renee! Bring lots to Alamo City Comicon 2015, they have all kinds of walking dead guests and me too ha ha. -http://moremoneymoretimenow.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_5017.html

    1. Would love to go if you have their contact info. Just email me at: evaink@aol.com

  2. So far, we haven't been invited to that one.