Absent from The Walking Dead since the ninth season and dead in the comics that inspired the series, Rick Grimes will be resurrected in a new story in the comics written by none other than Robert Kirkman. The creator of the zombie universe announced on Tuesday (13) the miniseries Skybound X, a work that will bring back the cowboy lived on TV by Andrew Lincoln.
The launch of the miniseries is part of the 10th anniversary celebration of Skybound, a multiplatform entertainment company founded by Kirkman.
The Skybound X plot will continue the non-canonical events of The Walking Dead presented in issue 75 of the series in the comics. At the time, after suffering a blow to the head by Michonne, Rick woke up in a parallel universe in which aliens were responsible for creating the virus that turns people into zombies.
The miniseries, which will be divided into five parts, will also feature Clementine’s first appearance in a franchise HQ. The character was first introduced in The Walking Dead games and became very popular with fans.
“Surprise! Did you really think we would let Skybound’s 10th anniversary go by without bringing back some of our favorite characters?” Said Kirkman in a press release.
“We are forever grateful for the support of our community over the past decade and we are honored to share this special series with the Skybound family. None of these characters have such monumental journeys without fans, so Skybound X is for all of you,” he concluded.
In addition to Kirkman, the miniseries will have collaboration with artists Ryan Ottley, Tillie Walden, Donny Cates, Joshua Williamson, Chip Zdarsky, James Harren and Daniel Warren Johnson. Each issue will feature unpublished stories from the worlds of The Walking Dead, Assassin Nation, Excellence and Manifest Destiny.
On TV, The Walking Dead is heading towards its 11th and final season, which is scheduled to premiere in August this year. Andrew Lincoln was confirmed in a trilogy of features in the franchise announced three years ago, but whose recordings have not even started yet.
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