The world of The Walking Dead is going global once again (more on that in a minute) with SkyBound Books‘ new The Walking Dead: Typhoon, written by New York Times Bestselling author Wesley Chu (Time Salvager, The Lives of Tao). Set for publicaton on October 1, 2019, the new novel follows a group of survivors working together in one of the most populated countries in the world: China. With art by Jasper Shaw and designs by Andres Juarez, the novel follows Zhu and Elena as they balance their love for their families and the Beacon of Light settlement with the bond that’s growing between them – all while trying to survive a world where there’s more to fear from the living than there there is the dead sometimes…
With the 400-page, hardcover novel’s street release date set for October 1, 2019, here’s a look at Skybound Books’ The Walking Dead: Typhoon:
It has been months since the dead rose up across China. In the most populous country on the planet, the cities are all but lost, small villages reduced to ash.
Zhu and Elena are members of a Wind Team, responsible for scavenging supplies and materials needed to sustain their settlement: the Beacon of Light. Elena, stranded in China during the walker outbreak, longs for news of her Texas home as she tries to adapt to life in a foreign culture while surviving the millions of dead roaming the countryside. But when Zhu discovers survivors from his home village hiding in the wilderness, he is torn between his love for Elena, his duty to the Beacon, and his devotion to his friends and family.
Meanwhile, Hengyen, the grizzled master of the Beacon’s security, discovers the largest group of walkers ever seen: a 1,000,000-strong typhoon that is bearing down on the Beacon. He must lead all of the survivors into the biggest battle of their lives, or humanity will be wiped out for good.
Clashing ideals become raging confrontations as these characters fight for refuge from each other and innumerable walkers in a new and thrilling adventure for Walking Dead fans everywhere.
Previously, The Walking Dead comics explored the walker-verse outside of the U.S. with Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s one-off “The Alien,” which told the story of Jeffrey Grimes (Rick Grimes’ brother) in Barcelona, Spain.