12:29pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Walking Dead' Magazine Set to Debut
The Walking Dead is coming soon -- to your mailbox.
Titan Magazines and Skybound (the publisher behind the long-running comic book series) are teaming to launch The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine, the companies announced Thursday.
The quarterly title will launch Oct. 23 -- timed to the October premiere of the AMC zombie drama's third season -- and feature a look inside the comic series created by Robert Kirkman as well as the AMC drama starring Andrew Lincoln.
The title will also go inside the writers' room and feature interviews with executive producers like Glen Mazzara and stars including Lincoln (who graces the cover of the first issue), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori) as well as Jon Bernthal, whose fan-favorite character Shane was killed in Season 2.
The first issue will feature 100 pages and include an alternate cover featuring a colored zombie scene by The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard and only be available through comic book stores.
"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," Kirkman said in a statement announcing the news. "If it's happening, you'll find out all about it right here!"
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The Walking Dead magazine will also be available Nov. 8 in the U.K., and Dec. 18 in Australia and New Zealand.
The magazine comes as Walking Dead is set to storm San Diego Comic-Con with an interactive event celebrating the 100th issue of the Skybound title and as the AMC drama prepares to launch its biggest season to date with 16 episodes.