MAG REVIEW: The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine

We review the 1st issue of The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine by Titan Magazines and Skybound which has been timed with the release of season 3 in the UK.


This 1st issue is huge and filled with so much goodness you have to wonder just how they are going to improve it with issue 2. I am a good Walking Dead fan but not a great one so this was an opportunity for me to learn some more about the whole franchise across the comics and the TV show.

In case you are wondering Robert Kirkman is fully involved in this publication so rest assured that the news you hear is from the horse’s mouth. Kirkman not only writes the into for the magazine but there is also an excellent interview with him which gives an excellent insight into his world.

There is a season 3 preview from the perspective of what it was based on in the comics with some cool images of what is to come. Following this a truly kick ass piece on what is sure to be the star of season 3, Michonne the Ninja.

Also included in the magazine is a short story by Jay Bonansinga and some of the best Walking Dead comic covers that showcase some truly gory and amazing art.

The best part of the magazine is The Story So Far article which covers the comics right up to today and this has persuaded me to get hold of the rest of the comics just so I can read what happens next.

Overall this magazine has all this and so much more and is worth every penny. The magazine is out on the 23rd October in the US and 8th November in the UK  from all good retailers.

Issue #1 Covers:
– Newsstand cover featuring “Michonne”
– An alternative art cover featuring a completely exclusive, never-before-released colored zombie scene by The Walking Dead comic artist, Charlie Adlard and colored by The Walking Dead comic colorist Cliff Rathburn (Only available in comic book stores)

Digital: The magazine will also be available globally to read on the iPad, Nook and Kindle Fire from October 23, giving Walking Dead fans an exciting alternative to the print edition and a high quality digital reading experience. Just search ‘The Walking Dead Magazine’ on your device’s newsstand or app store.

Quote from Robert Kirkman:
“This magazine will be your one stop destination for all the news pertaining to the comic, TV show, video game, toys, games, and whatever else exists in the ever-expanding Walking Dead universe! If it’s happening, you’ll find out all about it right here!” – Robert Kirkman

About The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine
Published by Titan Magazines and Skybound, The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine will be a complete, in-depth guide to The Walking Dead TV series and comics, featuring exclusive interviews with the show cast, as well as comic editors, illustrators and more. The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine is a must-have companion for fans.

Each 100-page edition also includes the latest revelations from The Walking Dead comic team, including interviews with the creators and features showcasing the creative process behind the art. Plus, The Walking Dead creator and writer/executive producer for the show, Robert Kirkman, reveals the latest news from the set and answers fans’ questions.

Issue #1 will be available on newsstands and in specialty comic book stores in the U.S. from October 23, U.K. from November 8 and Australia & New Zealand from December 18.

For more information on The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine visit:
www.TitanMagazines.com/WalkingDead

GS Rating 5/5

Source: Titan
GS Reporter: Montoya

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