"The Walking Dead Escape" Heads Across America in April

Wed, January 29th, 2014 at 9:44am PST

Comic Books
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

According to Entertainment Weekly, Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead Escape" zombie-themed obstacle course will expand its infection for a special cross-country tour starting in April. The obstacle course, which originated as a special Comic-Con International event held at Petco Park, casts its runners as survivors that need to run through the infected area populated by zombies in order to escape to the safe zone. Volunteers are cast as zombies using make-up techniques utilized on "The Walking Dead" television series.

"'The Walking Dead Escape' is something that’s been an absolute massive hit for us," Kirkman told EW. “It was immensely popular at New York Comic Con and San Diego Comic Con, and now we’re going wide with it. It’s a fun way to spend the afternoon, especially if you’re a big 'Walking Dead' fan. It’s an experience unlike anywhere else. You can live the kind of things you see in the comics and show and go to a place and get chased by zombies. Or go to a place and watch 'your friends' get chased by zombies. And nobody gets eaten, which is the best of both worlds!"

The tour begins in Baton Rouge, LA and continues across the country culminating in the annual "The Walking Dead Escape" event at Comic-Con International 2014. Tickers are available via the official "The Walking Dead Escape" website.

Baton Rouge, LA – April 24 at Baton Rouge River Center Arena
Houston, TX – April 26 at Reliant Stadium
Miami, FL – May 3 at Sun Life Stadium
Tampa, FL – May 10 at USF Sun Dome
Jacksonville, FL – May 17 at EverBank Field
New Orleans, LA – May 24 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Atlanta, GA – May 31 at Philips Arena
San Diego, CA – July 25 and 26 at Petco Park surrounding Comic Con 2014

For a closer look at "The Walking Dead" experience, check out CBR staffer Steve Sunu's run through the horde during the event's debut and CBR assistant Andhrea Gapunay during Comic-Con International 2013.

NOTE: The following video contains adult language.

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