With the first volume of the graphic novel Clementine hitting stores today, Skybound has announced that the second volume will arrive from Image Comics in October.
Released under the new Skybound Comet banner — an imprint for young adult and middle grade graphic novels — Clementine features the character made popular in the Telltale Walking Dead games, in new stories written and drawn by On a Sunbeam creator Tillie Walden.
“We couldn’t be more proud of the work Tillie did on Clementine Book One,” said Alex Antone, Senior Editor at Skybound, “And in Book Two, Tillie takes Clementine’s story to even greater heights with a new heart-pounding and heart-wrenching adventure about finding family, embracing love and growing up in the darkest of times.”
Here’s the description for the second volume, which may contain some slight SPOILERS for the first volume:
In Clementine Book Two, Clementine and her new friends are rescued by an island community led by an enigmatic doctor called Miss Morro, but just as Clementine’s scars are finally beginning to heal, she discovers dark secrets that threaten to tear her new life apart. Can Miss Morro be trusted? What about the rest of the islanders? And just how far will Clementine go to protect the ones she loves?
“After the games ended, we thought Clementine’s story was over. And now she’s been through so much more after book one, but it is all really just the beginning,” Walden said. “Clementine has much further to go, more obstacles to face, and much more growing up to do. I couldn’t be more excited for this next part of her story. I feel like I’m climbing with her deeper into the depths of love, fear, and family. As usual there are few challenges that Clementine can’t face, but in facing them, what will she be like when she comes out the other side?”
Clementine Book 2 arrives in comic shops on Oct. 4 and in book stores the following week. Walden will embark on a book store tour that starts at the American Library Association’s annual conference this weekend and continues through the end of July. She also has a children’s book that came out earlier this year that you can read about here.