Fort Lauderdale, FL, September 16, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that superstar artist Julian Totino Tedesco has drawn the 19th 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 Wizard World Comic Con Fort Lauderdale, October 2-4. 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 Music City Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic.
Buenos Aires, Argentina-born Totino Tedesco has worked on such popular titles as "X-Treme X-Men," "Uncanny X-Force," "Venom" and "Hulk." He has been working mostly for Marvel in the past few years, including covers of "Northanger Abbey," "Fantastic Four" and more.
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 2015-16 Wizard World shows is available at http://www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html.
The Wizard World Comic Con Fort Lauderdale celebrity roster features “The Walking Dead” stars Norman Reedus ("Daryl Dixon") and Jon Bernthal ("Shane Walsh"), along with William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, The Goonies), Christian Kane (“The Librarians,” “Leverage”), Burn Gorman (“Torchwood,” “Game of Thrones”), WWE® Diva Natalya™, Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat™, Superstar Dean Ambrose™, Dennis Rodman (former NBA player), Eve Myles (“Doctor Who,” “Torchwood”) and many others.
In addition to Totino Tedesco, Artist Alley in Fort Lauderdale will feature Neal Adams (“Batman,” “X-Men,”), Billy Martin (“TMNT New Animated Adventures”), Harvey Tolibao (“Green Arrow,” “Silver Surfer”), Claudio Aboy (“Heavy Metal,” “Marilyn”), Stephanie Hans (“Journey Into Mystery,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Justice League,” “Green Lantern”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Rob Liefeld (“Deadpool,” “X-Force”), Brad Guigar (“Evil Inc.,” “Phables”) 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. The 20th of 24 events currently scheduled on the 2015 Wizard World calendar, Fort Lauderdale show hours are Friday, October 2, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, October 3, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, October 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Fort Lauderdale, visit http://wizd.me/FortLauderdalePR.