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The Rising Dead
Published on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 by

THE WALKING DEAD #95, in stores on March 28, will have a five-page preview of Terry Moore’s horror comic Rachel Rising, published by Moore’s own Abstract Studio. The trade paperback collecting the first six issues of the ongoing series by the Strangers in Paradise creator, Rachel Rising: The Shadow of Death, will be in comic book stores the same day.

Rachel Rising excerpt to appear in THE WALKING DEAD #95

Rachel Rising tells the story of a young woman who cannot die. She wakes up at the foot of her own shallow grave, looking at her own freshly-murdered corpse. The events of her last night are hazy, and Rachel must piece together the events that led to her death — so that she can take revenge on the right person. Comic Book Resources described Rachel Rising as being “chock full of decadent mystery, unspeakable horror, strong characters, and beautiful black and white artwork, and it’s on its way to becoming the best of Terry Moore’s already impressive work.”

THE WALKING DEAD creator Robert Kirkman decided to include the preview in the latest issue of the Image Comics bestseller to support Moore’s work.

“Terry is a personal hero of mine dating back to my self-publishing days,” he writes in his introduction to the preview. “I’ve always been a fan of his work and an admirer of everything he’s been able to accomplish independently.”

THE WALKING DEAD #95 by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Cliff Rathburn continues the series’ “A Larger World” storyline. Rachel Rising: The Shadow of Death (ISBN 978-1-89259-751-9) is a 120-page black-and-white trade paperback.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

Robert Kirkman’s success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company’s inception twenty years ago. He’s the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, kid-friendly Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolfman, and new title Thief of Thieves, among many others. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011, taking four of the top spots. He’s the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 120 countries and 250 million households. is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.

8 Responses
    • Should be an interesting addition to the next issue. It’ll be nice to see more Tony Moore again. 

    • Sounds interesting. It will be nice to see Tony Moore in the pages of Walking Dead again. 

      • Terry Moore, not Tony Moore.  Terry Moore’s a big indie comic guy, self-publishing his Strangers In Paradise which was a pretty popular book. 

        • Completely misread that. To complicate my mistake I didn’t think my post had posted, so I now have made the mistake twice. Lovely. Happens. 

      • Yeah, what Troy said. Incidentally, if you guys haven’t been following the story, Tony Moore is currently engaged in litigation against Robert Kirkman over proceeds from The Walking Dead property.  

        • I had not been following the litigation. The best thing that ever happened to that book was moving beyond Moore because the production schedule became more consistent. That’s harsh to say since Moore did great work on that book. I’ve been a fan of his Ghost Rider work as well as brief as that was. I’d like to see Moore do more, just not in Walking Dead.  I’m not surprised that Moore and Kirkman have an unresolved issue over ownership and property values. What was a co-owned comic is now an industry. 

          • I don’t think that Kirkman’s case “that Moore only contributed to 6 issues” is helped by the show having Moore’s name in the credits every week.

            • I think this story is more complicated than reported in this quick article. Most ownership cases are. It will be interesting to follow after it has time to unfold. Unfortunately, time to unfold generally takes years.

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