‘The Walking Dead’ #100 Hits 383,612 in Initial Orders

Image Comics has announced that Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #100 shipped to retail on July 11th with initial orders of 383,612, the highest number of initial requests for a comic since Top Cow’s The Darkness #11 in 1997.  The anniversary issue of Kirkman’s zombie epic was published with 13 variant covers, all of which are sold out at wholesale.

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Kirkman was ecstatic about the reception of the anniversary issue of his comic, which was illustrated by series’ stalwart Charlie Adlard: "The Walking Dead continues to exceed all my expectations in all forms.  I am especially excited for what this means for comics as an industry, that this was an independent comic hit that number.  The future of comics couldn’t be brighter as more and more readers are embracing new ideas in a big way."

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