‘Walking Dead’ and Weezer team up for anniversary bash

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Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed zombie comic series “The Walking Dead” turns 10 this year, and Weezer is helping to kick off the anniversary bash in San Diego this weekend.

The Los Angeles alternative-rock band Weezer, featuring Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell and Scott Shriner, is signing autographs Friday afternoon at San Diego record store FeeLit, as well as offering fans exclusive Weezer/”The Walking Dead” mashup posters. Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, will release more details about the event on Friday at 7 a.m.

The mashup posters, designed by artist Brian Ewing, feature zombie-fied depictions of the musicians. Hero Complex readers get a first look at Scott Shriner’s poster, right.

Additionally, Weezer is performing at the The Walking Dead 10th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, an invitation-only event. The party and signing are among the many unofficial events on the periphery of Comic-Con International, the annual pop culture expo which runs July 18-21 at the San Diego Convention Center.”The Walking Dead” anniversary celebration also will include zombie costume contests, a zombie makeup station, celebrity appearances and a booth to play “The Walking Dead” video game.

Kirkman’s monthly comic about a ragtag group of zombie apocalypse survivors has won an Eisner Award for best continuing series and has spawned spinoff books, video games and a hit television series on AMC, becoming one of the most well-known zombie tales in pop culture.

The event also marks Weezer’s first trip to the San Diego convention, and Hero Complex caught up with Shriner, an admitted fan of the zombie franchise, to talk about his thoughts on “The Walking Dead.”

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