Wizard World St. Louis Attendees to Receive 'The Walking Dead #1' Cover By Gerhard, May 22-24

‘Cerebus’ creator has drawn tenth cover in series available at America’s Center for full-price attendees; VIP fans get additional B&W sketch at registration.

Online PR News – 14-May-2015 – Saint Louis – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that Cerebus creator Gerhard has drawn the tenth in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, May 22-24. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at America’s Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic.

Gerhard's most familiar work is Cerebus, for which he won the prestigious Eisner for Best Graphic Album in 1994 and the Shuster for Outstanding Achievement in 2005 for having completed the endeavor the previous year.

Gerhard has gone on to extensive commissioned work via GerhardArt.com and has contributed to tribute books, children stories and other projects.

The artists for future books will be announced as they are selected. A similar series in 2013 featuring exclusives of The Walking Dead #1 proved to be wildly popular with fans. The full schedule of 2015 Wizard World shows is available at www.wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.

Stars of “The Walking Dead” TV series scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis include Robin Lord Taylor (“Sam”), Alanna Masterson ("Tara Chambler"), and Michael Rooker (“Merle Dixon”). Other top celebrities on hand include Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Hayley Atwell (“Agent Carter,” Captain America: The First Avenger), Liam McIntyre (“Spartacus: War of the Damned,” The Legend of Hercules), Cassandra Peterson ("Elvira, Mistress of the Dark"), WWE® Superstar Seth Rollins™ and Diva Paige™, St. Louis Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree and many others.

In addition to Gerhard, Artist Alley in St. Louis will feature Michael Golden (“Spider-Man,” “Daredevil”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Batman: The Dark Knight”), Ken Lashley (“Superman,” “JLA”), C.S. Marks (“Elfhunter,” “Fire-heart”), Tom Cook (“He-man,” “Scooby Doo”), Jim Mahfood (“Miami Vice: Remix,” “Everybody Loves Tank Girl”), Renee Witterstaetter (“She Hulk,” “Avengers”) and many others..

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis show hours are Friday, May 22, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, visit http://wizd.me/StLouisPR.

About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman is the creator of many popular comic books, including the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, and the new exorcism comic, Outcast which was released in June 2014 and recently received a pilot pickup for CINEMAX with Fox International.

Since entering the comics scene with his self-published cult-hit Battle Pope in 2000, the Kentucky native has risen to fame as one of the most successful names in comics and entertainment. In 2008, Kirkman became a partner at Image Comics, and in 2010, he opened Skybound, his own imprint at Image, which publishes his titles as well as other original work.

That same year, Kirkman continued to expand his presence in the entertainment industry, becoming a creator, executive producer and writer on The Walking Dead television show. The show is in production on its fifth season and has become the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 on television among the coveted 18-49 demo.

Kirkman is also slated to executive produce AMC’s upcoming The Walking Dead companion series.

Under the Skybound Entertainment umbrella Kirkman wrapped production on his first feature film, Air, starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou.

About Skybound Entertainment
Since opening its doors in 2010, Skybound Entertainment has grown into a multiplatform entertainment company. Skybound CEO Robert Kirkman is creator of the award-winning The Walking Dead comic book series, the inspiration for the hit TV show of the same name where he serves as creator and executive producer. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 on television among the coveted 18-49 demo.

Skybound Entertainment and Kirkman just wrapped production on their first feature film, Air, starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou. The film is slated to be released in the spring of 2015.

Skybound released Kirkman’s new exorcism comic, Outcast, in June 2014 which recently got the green light for a television pilot with CINEMAX and Fox International. Kirkman will serve as creator and executive producer of the series.

Skybound Entertainment and digital entertainment company Maker Studios recently announced a deal for the studio to produce and air four digital series based off Skybound IPs.

Comic book titles published by Skybound include The Walking Dead, the superhero-comic Invincible, all-ages comic Super Dinosaur, the revenge drama Dead Body Road, and heist comic Thief of Thieves.

Skybound also creates a wide range of merchandise, including video games, apparel, board games, and action figures.

For more information, please visit Skybound online at www.skybound.com and www.thewalkingdead.com.

About Wizard World
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World also produces socialcon featuring social media stars and have launched ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM).

Wizard World 2015 schedule available at: http://wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.