The Walking Dead started out as a comic series back in 2003 published by Image Comics, created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore the series has gone on to achieve sustained popularity and a TV adaptation from AMC.
Artist Tony Moore was only on the series for a short time, he did the artwork for the first few issues and was then replaced from issue 7 onwards, though he continued to do cover artwork for another 20 issues or so.
Early in 2012 a lawsuit was filed against Robert Kirkman by Tony Moore, over the ownership and rights of the hit property, and on the verge of season three of the TV series beginning to screen in the US, the legal battle around the franchise has been resolved.
Kirkman and Moore have released a joint statement as follows;
Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore are pleased to jointly announce that they have reached an amicable agreement in their respective lawsuits and all parties have settled the entire matter to everyone’s mutual satisfaction. Neither side will be discussing any details but will instead happily and productively spend their time focused on their own work and move on in their lives.
So with that unpleasantness all resolved, bring on the zombies! Seasons one and two are currently available to purchase on DVD/blu-ray with the books also being readily available in a number of different formats at your local comic book store!