It’s the Dreaded End of All Things for INVINCIBLE (video)

Robert Kirkman (Co-creator/writer), Cory Walker (Co-creator/artist) and Ryan Ottley (artist) discuss the humble beginnings and the inevitable end of their cult-favorite indie superhero series Invincible.

The final storyline “The End of All Things” to close out the long-running series is currently being published by Skybound Entertainment/Image Comics.


SkyBound Adds DEMONIC to its Roster

Coming in August is the first issue to the Robert Kirkman-created miniseries DEMONIC, written by Christopher Sebela and illustrated by Niko Walter with colors by Dan Brown.

From the solicitation: Detective Scott Graves will do anything to protect his family… even bargain away his soul. Now, the only thing to fear isn’t New York’s worst criminals, but what’s already raging inside of him. After all, what’s the cost of your soul when it’s already damaged?

Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Sebela (High Crimes), newcomer Niko Walter and colorist Dan Brown unleash a vigilante who answers to no man, only the demon within.

Demonic #1 (of 6) ships August 17th from SkyBound Entertainment and Image Comics for $2.99.

And unholy shit! Take a look at this beautiful alternate cover!






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Not How It Was Before | Thoughts on Outcast #5

Outcast #5 (Image)– This issue was perhaps the series’ most focused to date and contains a fair amount of action and plot development (so far this series is even less about character than The Walking Dead or Invincible). Knowing that Kirkman is going for his usual 6-issue story arc break for collected trade editions of his comics just confirms suspicion that the story is being unveiled in a very decompressed method. Decompression, as you well know, is the bane of the comic book medium in these modern times. Since the four issues prior spent little time developing character, the events in this fifth issue would have been very welcome at, say, issue #3 or #4 at the latest. Yeah, yeah, I know the economics behind writing-for-the-trade, but that doesn’t mean each issue can’t in fact be worth its cover price. That said, this issue was perhaps the most entertaining of the series so far. Unsung heroes here are artist Paul Azaceta’s atmospheric and stylish images and Elizabeth Breitweiser’s colors. – Rating: 3.5

Gallery: 1st Issue in a Bold New Direction of INVINCIBLE at Image EXPO

We all know Robert Kirkman loves doing his own riff on those Marvel teasers, and given the current movement at Marvel, I’d say this little Image EXPO teaser falls right in line. So, in other words, don’t be fooled into thinking that the Skybound/Image title will actually be getting relaunched. Now or ever. Kirkman’s an independent creator very proud of his longevity and the legacy numbering of his titles. This is just for fun, shits n’ giggles. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have.

Broken News: IMAGE EXPO Program Schedule Announced!

Courtesy of Image’s Kaz Salazar:

Image Expo is only a week away and we have even more exciting updates for attendees including information about the panels and variants that will be available. The program schedule for the event has been finalized and can be viewed on

Upon arrival, all attendees (both general and premium ticket holders) will receive THE WALKING DEAD #1 full color variant cover. The B&W variant will be available for purchase after the keynote.

Premium ticket holders will receive a complete set of variant covers, which includes:
  • GHOSTED #6 B&W variant
  • EGOs #1 variant
  • PROPHET #42 variant
  • MANIFEST DESTINY #3 B&W variant
A CGC representative will also be on-site for those interested in utilizing the service.
Tickets are still available for purchase at, don’t miss your chance to attend!
9:00 AM – Doors Open
Attendees are welcomed to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater to check in and pick up badges and their welcome bags.
10:00 AM – Theater Doors Open for Seating
Please note that there are designated sections for Press, Retailers, and Premium Ticket holders.
10:30 AM – I is for Image: Keynote Address
Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson discusses the upcoming year for Image Comics. This not-to-be-missed address will feature announcements of new creators, new projects, and new initiatives. 2014 starts here!
12:15 PM – I is for Industry: Retailer Session
We at Image Comics highly value our relationships with retail partners, and dialogue is an important part of maintaining those relationships. This closed-door session will feature discussion among Image Comics staff, creators, and attending retailers focused on the year ahead and how to continue expanding the horizons of the business. This session is reserved for retailers only, and every Image Comics creator presenting at Image Expo will be in attendance.
1:30 PM – I is for Infectious: A Conversation with Robert Kirkman
Image Comics partner, comic book creator, and television executive… How does Robert Kirkman do it all? Kirkman talks about his remarkable career, The Walking Dead, Invincible, and his newest series Outcast, as well as what’s coming up for him and his Image Comics imprint Skybound.
2:15 PM – I is for Irreverent: Creators Are Just As Colorful As Their Comics
Comics attracts a variety of outspoken individuals with a range of unique perspectives, and now they’re going to spill those thoughts at Image Expo for your entertainment. Prepare for a freewheeling conversation with Brandon Graham, Rick Remender, James Robinson, Joe Keatinge and Josh Williamson, and get ready to find out just what makes their comics sing.
3:15 PM – I is for Incognito: Special Session with Surprise Guests
Surprise guests announced by Eric Stephenson in his keynote address will talk about their upcoming projects at Image Comics!
4:00 PM – I is for Illustrator: The Artists of Image Comics
A veritable mega-panel of Image artists gather on-stage to discuss how they tackle each new project, from blank page to finished product. Get insight into the creative process from Paul Azaceta, Wesley Craig, Nick Dragotta, and some of our special surprise guests as well as Image Founder Erik Larsen.
5:00 PM – I is for Interrogation: The Writers of Image Comics
The most innovative minds in comics assemble to discuss their creative processes from inspiration to first drafts to final product. Where do their ideas come from? How do they turn that idea into a viable project? Get insight into the creative minds of Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, Nick Spencer and some of our special surprise guests!
Signings are located on the second floor lobby of the Lam Research Theater, accessible from the main floor by stairs and elevator.
1:30 – 2:15 – Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Nick Spencer and surprise guests  
2:15 – 3:00 – Surprise Guests Signing
3:00 – 4:00 – Rick Remender, Wes Craig, Nick Dragotta
4:00 – 5:00 – James Robinson, Brandon Graham, Joe Keatinge, Joshua Williamson
5:00 – 6:00 – Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta
Join Image Comics creators and staff for our Image Expo After Party at the Cartoon Art Museum, located nearby at 655 Mission Street.
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Press and Retailer Mixer
Open to members of the media and comic book retailers only, this pre-party mixer will be an opportunity for industry professionals, and Image Comics creators and staff to discuss the day’s events before the party gets underway.
8:00 PM – Image Expo After Party
Open to press, retailers, premium and general ticket holders, the Image Expo After Party will wrap up Image Expo with drinks, snacks, and a chance to mingle with Image Comics creators and staff.