Rejoice! Robert Kirkman has announced at the Image Expo that The Walking Dead will go bi-weekly for seven months, beginning in October’s #115, in a twelve-issue arc entitled All Out War. As many of us know, the impending war between Team Survivors/Hilltop/Kingdom vs. Team Saviors has been building for a number of issues over the past few months. This announcement explains the random posts on TheWalkingDead.com teasing the big announcement at the 2013 Image Expo:
“First, the faction teasers we’ve been posting are all part of the upcoming 12-issue arc “All Out War.” It is going to get bloody. That starts in October. And we’ll have something more with those faction images down the road (the mystery doesn’t end folks).
Second, coinciding with the new arc is some personnel additions: we’ve got Dave Stewart on cover colors. You know Dave from Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Captain America, Daredevil, Star Wars, and tons of other major titles. We’ve also added Stefano Gaudiano on inks. Stefano did awesome work on Daredevil, Gotham Central, X-O Manowar, and more. We’ve still got Charlie on pencils and Cliff on tones. We’re stoked to have this team working together on The Walking Dead.
Ok so that’s the first two big items. Are you ready for the third? Stand up so you can sit down again because “All Out War” will be published TWICE a month! The biggest complaint we get* is that you have to wait so long between issues. Well complain no more. For half a year you’re going to be hitting your comic shop every two weeks (well, for the most part, silly Julian Calendar).”
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