Hyundai Unveils Fan-Designed Zombie Survival Machine At New York Comic Con

  Hyundai Unveils Fan-Designed Zombie Survival Machine At New York Comic Con

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NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When Anson Kuo set out to build the
ultimate Zombie Survival Machine, he first looked to his driveway for
inspiration. After recently purchasing an all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport,
Kuo decided to design his "zombie-mobile" based on his own new car.

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Kuo's customized Hyundai Santa Fe Zombie Survival Machine, brought to life by
Galpin Auto Sports (GAS), will berevealed on the New York Comic Con floor at
the Future US booth in the Javitz Center today. Kuo's Santa Fe design was
picked as the winner out of more than 82,500 fan submissions on The Walking
Dead Chop Shop configurator app.

"My main design goal was to make the vehicle as stealthy and spacious as
possible," said Kuo. "I knew knives and blades would be the best bet for
weaponry – they could slice and dice the zombies without releasing any
ammunition. Basing the design on the Santa Fe allows space for extra
passengers as well as weapons, supplies and all the other necessary items
needed during a real zombie apocalypse."

Kuo's urban camouflaged Zombie Survival Machine features knife blades, an
automatic crossbow, razor-wired windows, three machine guns, a samurai sword,
aluminum armor and a muffler silencer. 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.

"Anson Kuo's custom Santa Fe Zombie Survival Machine is the ultimate car for
The Walking Dead fans," said Steve Shannon, vice president, Marketing, Hyundai
Motor America. "It's very cool to see Anson's great design become a real-life,
detailed, zombie-proof vehicle."

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 at local gallery 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.

"We're excited to see Anson's Zombie Survival Machine debut at New York Comic
Con," said Robert Kirkman. "This is a great addition to the celebration of the
10^th Anniversary of The Walking Dead."

The Hyundai and Future US displays will be located at Booth #542 on the Javitz
Center 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 are www.Skybound.comand www.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.

For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit www.HyundaiAssurance.com

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