Image Comics and Skybound have provided CBR News with an exclusive preview of Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld’s “The Infinite” #1. The creative duo’s time-traveling epic is set to debut in early August, and according to Kirkman in a recent CBR interview, fans of the writer and artist will not be disappointed with the finished story, which has strong influences from both creators.
“I came at [Rob Liefeld] with the core concept of “guy goes back in time to team up with his younger self” and we started developing things. He would just draw cool characters in some cases. “I like this one, what do you think of him?” In some cases, I would be able to say, “This guy looks awesome. What do you think of him being this guy in the story?” and then I’d come up with the back story based on the drawing. In other cases, I’d come up with a character and say, “This guy works this way, so you’ve got to do this.” It was really a back and forth. Sometimes he’d start a character, and sometimes I would. It was a true collaboration in every sense of the word. It wasn’t me going, “We need a Warpath in here!” Mostly it was Rob coming up with the kind of stuff he wants to draw at the moment and me coming up with the stuff I want to draw at the moment and us meshing the two together.”
Check out the preview below and keep looking back to CBR in the weeks ahead fro more from Kirkman, Liefeld, Image Comics and “The Infinite!”
THE INFINITE #1
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / covers ROB LIEFELD
1:25 incentive cover ROB LIEFELD
1:50 incentive cover ROB LIEFELD & TODD McFARLANE
Blank sketch variant cover also available.
32 PAGES / FC / T
Freedom fighter Bowen has lost everything in the war against The Infinite. His only hope is to travel back in time to prevent their world domination before it starts! Bowen can’t do this alone, he must turn to the only ally he knows he can trust: HIMSELF. Now a man in his 40s, damaged by the horrors of war, must team up with his younger, reckless and optimistic 20-year-old self in order to SAVE THE WORLD!