Hyundai And The Walking Dead Bring Fan-Designed Zombie Survival Machine To Life

  Hyundai And The Walking Dead Bring Fan-Designed Zombie Survival Machine To
                                     Life

- All-New Santa Fe Zombie Survival Machine Will Debut at New York Comic-Con

- Special Gallery to Feature "Hyundai Presents The Walking Dead A Decade of
Dead" Documentary

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zombies beware! Hyundai will
welcome the newest addition to its zombie-fighting family at New York
Comic-Con: Anson Kuo's Santa FeZombie Survival Machine. Aimed at effective
undead annihilation, the fan-built vehicle will be on display for the living
on the show floor on October 10.

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As part of The Walking Dead Chop Shop configurator app designed by Hyundai and
INNOCEAN USA (launched during San Diego Comic-Con), fans have designed
thousands of custom zombie survival machines using the Hyundai Veloster Turbo,
Santa Fe or Elantra. This summer, Kuo's Santa Fe design was picked as the
winner out of more than 82,500 fan submissions. His winning vehicle was
constructed by Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) and the real-life machine will be
unveiled on the New York Comic-Con show floor on October 10 at the Future US
booth.

Kuo, who hails from Arizona, created an urban camouflaged Zombie Survival
Machine featuring: knife blades, an automatic crossbow, razor-wired windows,
three machine guns, a samurai sword, aluminum armor and a muffler silencer.
His mission was to create a stealthy vehicle with abundant cargo space for
supplies and passengers, maximizing survivability against the undead. Having
knives as a primary weapon ensures scarce ammunition is conserved, said Kuo.
This Hyundai will be a true zombie obliterator.

"We love Anson Kuo's take on this Santa Fe Zombie Survival Machine – it's
creative... and deadly," said Steve Shannon, vice president, Marketing,
Hyundai Motor America. "With help from the popularity of The Walking Dead
franchise, Hyundai continues to expand the conversation around Hyundai
vehicles with young and passionate audiences."

At San Diego Comic-Con in July, Hyundai unveiled a customized Veloster Zombie
Survival Machine designed by Robert Kirkman and fabricated by GAS.

"Having Anson's winning design on display at New York Comic-Con is a fun way
to celebrate The Walking Dead's 10th anniversary," said Robert Kirkman.

New York Comic-Con attendees will be able to take pictures with the new Zombie
Survival Machine at the Future US booth and get inside the vehicle to check
out all of the features. The booth will also feature a zombie make-up artist,
limited edition giveaways, and more.

Hyundai's continued partnership with Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint at
Image Comics and Kirkman's groundbreaking comic and best-selling graphic
novels, The Walking Dead, also includes a special gallery execution featuring
"The Walking Dead A Decade of Dead" curated by former editorial director Sina
Grace. His display can be viewed at local gallery space Pillars 37 October
10-12. This event will showcase The Walking Dead artwork, famed illustrations,
the Veloster Zombie Survival Machine from San Diego Comic-Con and an autograph
signing by artist Charlie Adlard. Limited edition prints exclusive to the
gallery will be distributed to gallery guests each day. The gallery will also
host a private screening of the world premiere of the "Hyundai Presents The
Walking Dead A Decade of Dead" documentary.

The Hyundai and Future US display will be located at Booth #542 on the show
floor. To check out the documentary, visit TheWalkingDead.com on October 11.

ROBERT KIRKMAN
Robert Kirkman's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led
him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics
since the company's inception twenty-one years ago. Kirkman is the
creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winningThe Walking Dead,
long-runningInvincible, all-agesSuper DinosaurandThief of Thieves. In
2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own
work andWitch Doctor,Invincible UniverseandClone. Kirkman has earned the
respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped theNew
York Timesbestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and 2012. In April 2012,
he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He's the
creator/executive producer and writer of the hit Emmy®-winning television
show, AMC'sThe Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time
in the U.S., also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages.
Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman,The
Walking Deadand all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.comand
www.TheWalkingDead.com

SKYBOUND
Skybound is the home ofRobert Kirkman's creator-owned work including his
Eisner Award-winning comic book series,The Walking Dead,
long-runningInvincible, all-agesSuper Dinosaur,Thief of
ThievesandCloneas well asWitch DoctorandInvincible Universe.Since its
inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide
spectrum of platforms, games(The Walking Dead: AssaultiOS app),and
entertainment events (The Walking DeadEscape). Skybound's successes include
the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC'sThe Walking
Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S., also an
international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Skybound/Kirkman
frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations
for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman,The Walking Deadand all
Skybound titles arewww.Skybound.comandwww.TheWalkingDead.com

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of
Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the
United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more
than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are
covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the
5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's
10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of
complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance
Connected Care that provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care
services made possible by the Hyundai Blue Link telematics platform,
complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision
Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly
Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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