Image Comics, home to numerous creator-owned titles including The Walking Dead, said recently the series return is set for March. Lapham, who has been writing other comics in the interim, called it the right time to bring the story to audiences old and new. Stray Bullets, he said, has always been home to me and during the time off, hes sparked new ideas for the series that sees him not just wrap its first, complete arc with issue 41, but move on to Stray Bullets: Killers, too. Both issues, along with the omnibus, will be released March 12 in print and through digital storefronts, too, Image said. Lapham said Monday that he halted the series in 2005 to raise a family, along with other priorities that prevented us from giving it that 100 percent commitment. In the interim, though, he said the title was never far from his mind, even as he wrote Vertigos Young Liars and penned titles like Terror Inc. for Marvel and Kull for Dark Horse Comics. Ive always been, through the years of doing other works and others, Ive always had this on my mind and ideas, he said, deciding that the time was right for the return and that Image would publish the books.