After 15 years, The Walking Dead gets a holiday.  Just how official that holiday is might be subject to debate, but Image and Skybound have announced that October 13th (that’s a Saturday) will be “The Walking Dead Day.”

It’s being teased that multiple collectibles will be involved, but the first one is a variant cover of Walking Dead #1.  Specifically, a 15th anniversary cover by Charlie Adlard and Dave Stewart.  The cover… scroll down a bit and see for yourself.  Zombie in a comic shop and it sounds like retailers will be able to get their store’s logo on the cover if ordering in sufficient quantities.

Official PR Follows:

 Image/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to announce that October 13th will mark THE WALKING DEAD DAY—an exciting all-day, globally celebrated event commemorating the world’s favorite, long-running, survival comic created by Robert Kirkman (OBLIVION SONG, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA).

Image/Skybound Entertainment is thrilled to reveal the first of many collectable THE WALKING DEAD DAY items for fans to keep an eye out for—THE WALKING DEAD #1 15th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT—which boasts cover artwork by current series artist, Charlie Adlard, for the first time, with colors by Dave Stewart.

THE WALKING DEAD #1 15th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT features a brand new cover by Adlard showcasing walkers invading comic book shops across the globe to celebrate THE WALKING DEAD DAY.

A selection of WALKING DEAD DAY participating local comic shops will become a part of the iconic story with their own special edition of this cover which will feature the store’s logo incorporated into the cover artwork. Fans should contact their local comic shop to inquire as to retailer participation in store exclusive version and to learn more about limited WALKING DEAD DAY promotional swag available.

THE WALKING DEAD #1 15TH ANNV VAR (Diamond Code JUN180298) will be available on Saturday, October 13. The final order cutoff for WALKING DEAD #1 15TH ANNV VAR will be Monday, July 9th.