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Monday, March 14, 2011

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman Announces "The Infinite"

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The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman Announces "The Infinite"

Creator of The Walking Dead to launch new series in August 2011,
feature art by Rob Liefeld

Los Angeles (7 March, 2011) – Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator of The Walking Dead and Invincible, is pleased to announce the upcoming monthly comic series The Infinite, a science fiction adventure that tells the story of Bowen, a freedom fighter who's seen civilization fall to The Infinite. Now, he has come back in time to enlist the aid of his 19-year-old self in order to prevent the war he lost and hopefully spare his younger self the horrors of what he's lived through. The book will be published by Kirkman’s Image Comics imprint, SKYBOUND.

The Infinite will debut in August 2011 and will be illustrated by Image Comics co-founder Rob Liefeld (Youngblood, X-Force, New Mutants). The Infinite marks the first time Liefeld and Kirkman have collaborated on an original creation.

“The Infinite is a new way of looking at time travel, we're throwing out all the old rules of time travel fiction and coming up with new ways of dealing with it.  We're definitely doing things in this series that no one has ever seen before.  I can't wait to share this concept with the world,” said Kirkman. “Rob Liefeld is a creative force that has been driving the comics industry for nearly two decades now. He's created fan-favorite characters for Marvel, and created some of the most memorable creator-owned comics ever.  Being able to collaborate on a new creation, his first in many years, has been a highlight of the past year – and that includes my other comic book, The Walking Dead, being turned into the highest-rated drama on cable television.”

Rob Liefeld says, “Kirkman and I have been talking about working on a big project for some time. I am a HUGE fan of all the work that Robert has done over the past 8 years. The Walking Dead and Invincible remain my absolute favorite comic books, month in and month out. We knew that we wanted to do a big sci-fi adventure that we could jam with crazy ideas and wild imagination and The Infinite is just that project. We have developed a great hero, born from difficult circumstances, who has to take huge risks. And you know with Robert it will be a wild ride with lots of heart and emotion.”

This marks the second big venture of 2011 for Robert Kirkman; his first children’s series, Super Dinosaur, will debut in April.


Robert Kirkman is a New York Times bestselling author known for being the cultural zeitgeist of the comic book industry. Following the grassroots success of the self-published Battle Pope (2000), Kirkman caught the eye of Image Comics founding partner Erik Larsen. After several short-term projects (SuperPatriot and TechJacket), he achieved superstar status in 2003 with Invincible and The Walking Dead. During a subsequent stint at Marvel Comics, he gained many new fans with the haunting and hilarious Marvel Zombies. MTV translated Kirkman's Invincible into a motion comic -- one of the first in a growing industry trend. Kirkman's SKYBOUND imprint, under the Image Comics umbrella, is committed to fostering up-and-coming talent in the industry, and Kirkman himself handpicks all acquisitions. Kirkman won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series for The Walking Dead. AMC's interpretation of the comic, helmed by Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd, has received glowing reviews from critics and fans alike, and continues to garner the highest ratings for the network, making it a game changer for groundbreaking television on cable.

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Twitter: @robertkirkman

About SKYBOUND: A division of Image Comics founded in July 2010, SKYBOUND is helmed by Robert Kirkman, who handpicks and publishes up-and-coming comic creators for publication and development. Kirkman and SKYBOUND management maintain an active role in the promotion and expansion of their talent pool’s projects, and artist and company alike will be fully vested in the development of their properties into new mediums (e.g. television, film) globally. The first SKYBOUND Original, Witch Doctor, will be published in early 2011, and will be followed by collaboration between Kirkman and Nick Spencer (Morning Glories) entitled Thief of Thieves.




Twitter: @skyboundent