Brian K. Vaughan To Write The Walking Dead For Digital


Robert Kirkman writes a pretty mean post-apocalyptic zombie yarn. There’s a reason why The Walking Dead has blown up into a multimedia phenomenon. Still, if you’ve ever wondered what The Walking Dead would be like if written by another top comic book writer, you’re going to get your chance.

Brian K. Vaughan will write the first TWD comic book story not penned by Kirkman as part of an exclusive deal between the franchise’s creator and Vaughan’s digital comics platform, Panel Syndicate. The deal with Panel Syndicate is that it offers “DRM-free digital comics directly from creators to readers around the world, for whatever the hell they want to pay,” and it currently hosts Vaughan’s The Private Eye with Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente and Universe! by Alert Monteys.

Obviously, The Walking Dead would be a big draw for a project like that, and at Image Expo, Vaughan explained that he agreed to do a print version of The Private Eye if he could play in Kirkman’s world in digital form.

Could Vaughan’s digital story eventually make its way to print as well? Since the whole thing seemed to stem from a conversation about getting comics into multiple formats, that seems possible, though perhaps a little further down the road. In any case, even if you’re a big Kirkman fan, it should be exciting to see what Vaughan brings to the table. Even better, you’ll get to pay whatever you want to read it.

(via Bleeding Cool)

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