In a first for us, we are trusting another writer to swim in the waters of The Walking Dead. At some point in the last few months, what started as a semi-jokey exchange between Robert Kirkman and Brian K Vaughan ended up in some very cool talks about Panel Syndicate, Private Eye, Image, Skybound, and The Walking Dead.

We’re very, VERY excited to announce that Brian K Vaughan will be writing an original Walking Dead story with Marcos Martin on art duties and Muntsa Vicente taking care of the colors.

If you don’t know, Panel Syndicate is a platform for creators to distribute their comics digitally, DRM-free, and at a pay-what-you-want cost. PRIVATE EYE is a comic from writer Brian K Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Saga) and artist Marcos Martin (Batgirl: Year One, The Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil). This deal will bring Private Eye to print for the first time via Image Comics and it will bring The Walking Dead to the digital-only platform of Panel Syndicate. Private Eye previously has only been available on the Panel Syndicate platform.

What story will BKV and Marcos tell?! We’re not telling! But it sounds AMAZING.

Stay tuned to Image Comics for more on Private Eye’s print release (it really is a great comic, told in a dreamy future world without Internet where privacy is everything and journalism is law—check it out if you haven’t).

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