Next month, the Walking Dead comic will celebrate 100 issues of zombie slaying, limb amputating, food foraging, and a talking Tyrannosaurus Rex. I jest, of course, about the yapping prehistoric beastie — that’s one of Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman’s other comics, Super Dinosaur. Kirkman and his Skybound imprint, on the other hand, are taking the anniversary seriously. Visitors to this year’s Comic-Con will be able to celebrate Walking Dead #100 and/or sprain an important body part by taking part in a zombie assault course at San Diego’s Petco Park. And the issue itself is being published on July 11 with both a cover from regular Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard and a number of variants, including the one by Sean Phillips you can see below.
The British Phillips has worked on a large number of titles both here and in the U.K., including two of my favorites: the berserk, Kirkman-penned Marvel Zombies and the arguably even more lunatic Devlin Waugh: Swimming in Blood, which finds a massively muscled, hugely camp, and ennui-filled exorcist-priest facing off against vampires in the underwater prison Aquatraz.
Take a look at Phillips’ Walking Dead #100 cover and tell us what you think.