We’re just six days away from the premiere of The Walking Dead on AMC, and it looks like series creator Robert Kirkman’s not going to rest until everyone is following the grim misadventures of Rick Grimes. This new app seems to be an upgrade of the previous Walking Dead app for the iPhone which used dynamic scaling, movement and resizing of panels in order to communicate the flow of the story—a feature common to some of the better comic apps. This also marks the introduction of the Walking Dead app to the iPad (it’s about time I picked up one of these), bringing with it a larger-res image, and I’m sure a different style of presentation from its smaller-form sibling.
You can find the press release and links below. The Walking Dead premieres Sunday on AMC.
To commemorate the highly anticipated AMC series premiere of The Walking Dead this Halloween, comiXology has created a dedicated digital comic app of the award-winning series for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in collaboration with Image Comics and the comic’s creator Robert Kirkman.
Walking Dead, which won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series at San Diego Comic Con, recently went day-and-date with its digital version on comiXology-enabled devices and Web reader and is now giving its loyal fan base the ability to enjoy the comic in all of its gory in its own dedicated app. The Walking Dead in digital format is exclusive to the Comics by comiXology platform.
“Robert Kirkman and Image Comics have been great partners of ours and we love to see them continually pushing the envelope with The Walking Dead series,” said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “Through this new app, zombie lovers everywhere will be getting a full dose of their favorite comic on their mobile devices all in one location. We’ve even added all the collected editions.”
The story centers around Rick Grimes, a former police officer who was shot in the line of duty and woke up from a coma after the world had succumbed to the zombie plague. Dazed from months in the hospital, and confused as to why he can't find anyone alive, he begins his journey to find his wife and son.
“Today’s app release will provide fans of The Walking Dead, new and old alike, another way to enjoy this series," said Robert Kirkman. “Walking Dead app will make the series that much more accessible to the new generation that, more often than not, experiences their entertainment completely digitally. I couldn't be more thrilled to be working with comiXology, on the eve of the debut of the AMC television series, to bring this series in front of a whole new generation of readers.”
The purchases made in Walking Dead app will also be available in the Comics by comiXology app and online at comics.comixology.com.