Comic convention organisers Wizard World will be giving seven stores, close to some of their shows, a limited supply of exclusive Wizard World Walking Dead #1 variants for Free Comic Book Day, previously only available at the shows and fetching premium prices.
Over the years, Walking Dead #1 Wizard Wordl cover variants have been drawn by James O'Barr, Jerome Opena, Ken Kelly, Arthur Suydam, Billy Martin, Phil Hester, Dean Haspiel, Clayton Crain, Julian Tedesco, Moritat, Clay Mann, NEal Adams, Ethan Van Sciver and more.
And the first 500 attendees at Wizard World Comic Con in Minneapolis on May 6 will also receive an exclusive variant comic while inserted flyers will also promote the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Hero Initiative.
Here are the stores giving away free Walking Dead #1 variants amongst their giveaways, and the show that they are closest to.
Des Moines (May 19-21)
Capes Kafe, Mayhem Collectibles, Pop Culture Utopia, Rodman Comics
Philadelphia (June 1-4)
Amalgam, Brave New Worlds, Fat Jack's Comicrypt, Johnny Destructo's, South Philly
Sacramento (June 16-18)
A-1, Big Brother, Comic Command Center, Comics & Collectibles, Empire's Comics Vault, Metropolis
Albuquerque (July 14-16)
Age of Comics, Lobo
Columbus (August 4-6)
Capital City, Comic Town, Heroes & Games, Laughing Ogre, Moore Comics, Packrat
Orlando (August 11-13)
A Comic Shop, Coliseum, Gods & Monsters, Mike's, Sci Fi City
Chicago (August 24-27)
Challengers, Chicago Comics, Dark Tower, First Aid, Graham Crackers, Maximum Distraction, Third Coast
Nashville (September 8-10)
Comix City Too, Outer Limits, Rick's Comic City, Starbase 1552
As an added bonus, fans using the code FCBD can enjoy 20% off their general admission ticket price to Wizard World in any of the above listed markets.