The Walking Dead is AMC’s #1 horror show that sends chills up the spines of the living. But before it was must-watch TV, it was a critically acclaimed comic book. However, one lucky individual has become its ultimate fan. A buyer, whose name has not been revealed for privacy, recently purchased it on eBay for $10,100.
The seller, FlyersComics, had the issue graded and encapsulated by the Certified Guarantee Company, which gave the book a near mint 9.9 rating.
One reason for this kind of demand for The Walking Dead #1 is its low print run. According to Image Comic’s publisher Eric Stephenson, the first issue had a print run of only 7,300 copies.
Special note: Although first issues have more cachet than the second, The Walking Dead #2 is actually even more rare. Stephenson states, only 5,400 first-run issues were printed.
Wilson); Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln); Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan); Glenn (Steven Yeun); The Governor (David Morrissey); Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Andrea (Laurie Holden) – The Walking Dead – Season 3, Gallery – Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC
IRVINE, CA – The hit AMC show is now the main subject of a free online course at the University of California, Irvine. The school partnered with the network to create an eight week course that will discuss science and survival themes using The Walking Dead as its basis in a class called “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.'”
“Fans of the show know that ‘The Walking Dead’ is about more than zombies; it’s about survival, leadership and adapting to situations that are perilous and uncertain,” AMC exec Theresa Beyer said in a statement. “AMC is excited to be the first entertainment group to make the foray into the online education arena through this unique partnership.
With guidance from a selection of UC Irvine faculty hailing from the public health, math, physics and social sciences department, the course is expected to not only offer another way to connect during the show’s fourth season (which began October 13) but also “a legitimate educational experience that can be applied even more broadly.”
Faculty members from the University of California, Irvine take students on an academic journey into the world of The Walking Dead, exploring topics such as: social order/identity, public health, and the spread of infectious diseases.
Enrollment is open to anyone who’s interested in signing up at via http://www.canvas.net/TWD. Classes will be held on Mondays starting October 14 through December 2.