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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.

 

ABOUT ROBERT KIRKMAN:

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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11 Comments

  1. JacinB
    March 8, 2011 at 8:50 am — Reply

    Kirkman is awesome and all, and I’d love to read this, but with Liefeld on “art” there’s no way I’d ever even consider picking it up.

  2. Mijder
    March 8, 2011 at 9:06 am — Reply

    WHY KIRKMAN!? WHY?

  3. Rooney
    March 8, 2011 at 9:08 am — Reply

    Liefeld? I’m just curious who buys this guys art. How is he able to connect himself with talented people like Kirkman? Can someone please explain to me the unusual luck this guy has? I mean is it some back alley deal with the devil? And if so please let me know the location of the alley because I could always use a better paying job.

  4. seneca
    March 8, 2011 at 10:26 am — Reply

    Liefield has jointophobia, the fear of wrists and ankles. I don’t see why he isn’t laughed out of the business.

  5. Luis Dantas
    March 8, 2011 at 10:53 am — Reply

    Liefeld? Really?

    There is plenty of talent out there. Why Liefeld?

  6. Slappy
    March 8, 2011 at 11:00 am — Reply

    Liefeld has the same appeal that Ty Templeton (an artist I detested) has had with others. Some like his style and that is there opinion. Granted he is resting on the laurals of his Marvel work from 20 years ago, he did help the industry move into the “Darkbloodclaw Throatslash” kind of character and showed that the anti-hero was more acceptable.
    The better question is whether it will ever be out on time with the chosen artist.

  7. RPG
    March 8, 2011 at 2:25 pm — Reply

    So THAT’S why the 2 males without masks look the same, they’re the same person. I just thought Liefeld had completely given up rendering distinctive facial features…

  8. March 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm — Reply

    Kirkman was an Image fanboy back in the day, and I believe he has gone on record as enjoying Rob’s art…

    To each his own. I’m finding the premise pretty threadbare, so I won’t be participating, but you can’t fault a guy for wanting to work with one of his fave-raves.

  9. Damascus
    April 25, 2011 at 3:35 am — Reply

    You’d just think though that Kirkman is doing so well right now that he for one would be able to book much better talent for the arts, and two that he’d want to not do something so potentially hazardous to the good name he’s built up for himself.

  10. X-FORCE FAN
    October 25, 2011 at 9:29 am — Reply

    it just seems to me, that all of you that criticise ROB LIEFELD, are really taking this a little too seriously. It’s clearly a case of some sort of insecurity, on your part.

    • Damascus
      October 25, 2011 at 4:36 pm — Reply

      I don’t think it has anything to do with insecurity on our parts, it’s more of an overwhelming agreement among the posters to our distaste for his art. While I can’t stand his art and the fact that over the past decade his weak points in drawing haven’t improved even slightly, There is always room for those who love his work. Since art is subjective to the viewer, we’re both right, he’s both terrible and great depending upon the viewer.

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