The Walking Dead creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman and the former showrunner Scott M. Gimple have announced a surprise new comic book series. The series is titled DIE!DIE!DIE! and is published by Image Comics and Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment.
The first issue hits stores today!
“That’s right,” said Kirkman in an official press release yesterday, “in stores TOMORROW! We want to make going to a comic shop exciting again — a place for discovery! The internet has drained all surprise and anticipation from comics. Everyone hears about exciting new projects and then has to wait months or years for it to be in their hands… and half the time at the end of that buildup, the stories get spoiled in some lame attempt at getting wider media attention. So, surprise! Here’s a new monthly series. How cool is that?! This is literally the only way I can be like Beyoncé.”
“I spend most of my time working in TV,” added Gimple, currently serving as the chief content officer of the Walking Dead franchise. “The big Walking Dead programs keep me plenty busy, but I’ve had a burning passion for comics since I was nine. I used to go to panels to see Robert Kirkman talk. And now he’s writing quotes in a press release as me that I can read over and tweak!”
What can we expect from the new series? Well, the announcement calls it a “blood-soaked, no holds barred, action-packed, irreverent story.” The announcement adds that the story focuses on “a secret cabal within the United States government that influences world matters through targeted assassination. The world around us is manipulated right under our noses, mostly for the better… but sometimes for individual gain, and sometimes for the fun of it.”
DIE!DIE!DIE! is available in stores and online now!