Kirkman Debuts “Invincible” Teaser Parodying “Civil War II”

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Kirkman Debuts “Invincible” Teaser Parodying “Civil War II”

Robert Kirkman returns to poking fun at Marvel with his latest teaser for “Invincible,” which takes a page from the “Civil War II” teasers.

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Kirkman shared the image over Twitter, touting the return of co-creator/artist Cory Walker to the series in “Invincible” #127 with the text “Embrace the Future. Celebrate the Future,” as a riff on Marvel’s “Protect the Future. Change the Future” tagline on their “Civil War II” ads:

Kirkman spoke about his trend of parodying Marvel teasers with CBR several years ago, noting:

“Look, these teasers – this week has been all about just trying to have fun, doing some cool stuff, getting a little bit of notice and getting the name of the book out there. Sure, I’m poking fun at Marvel a bit, but it’s really all in good fun. When you get John Romita, Jr. and Stuart Immonen drawing books, I’m going to be there. I don’t care who is writing it, I’m on board for that stuff!

I think that this industry – I don’t want to say it takes itself too seriously, but sometimes it kind of does. I just wish that there was more of a community in comics. I think the industry being in the state that it’s in, reading comics is kind of an exclusive club. We’re all in this together and we all have a common ground in that we enjoy these characters and we love the medium of telling these stories in this way. Frankly, I wish people would lighten up. I think it’s more interesting when Marvel and DC are poking fun at each other, and when somebody like Image can get into the mix, it’s all the better. I wish there was more of that stuff.”

“Invincible” #127 hits stands on April 20.