By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
The Walking Dead comic spurned a popular television series. But the graphic novels still have its loyal legion of fans.
Cryptozoic will release the second edition of The Walking Dead Comic Trading Cards on June 5, featuring artist autographs, chase cards and oversized sketch cards.
This set will feature artwork not depicted in the first series that came out last summer. The 24-pack box will contain at least one sketch card. Each pack will come with five cards.
The 72-card base set will consist of memorable comic covers from the series and two different chase sets: Something to Fear (the storyline surrounding the 100th issue) and Quotable (best quotes from the series).
“In the first set, we focused very heavily on the characters of the story – each character selected had nine cards featuring interior black and white art, highlighting some of his or her most dramatic moments,” Cryptozoic brand manager Miranda Charsky wrote on the company blog. “For the second set, we really wanted to focus on the awesome full-color cover art, for which I just finalized the opaque whites for the foil parallel base set, and they look fantastic!”
Collectors will get a chance to pull sketch cards, parallels and printing plates.
Autographs will be from creator Robert Kirkman, artist Charlie Adlard, letterer Rus Wooten and editor Sean Mackiewicz.
More than 75 artists will be used in the set.