Official Press Release
It shouldn’t be a surprise that a collaboration between two well-known creative powerhouses like Robert Kirkman, Image Comics COO and creator of THE WALKING DEAD and INVINCIBLE, and Rob Liefeld, creator of Deadpool, Cable and YOUNGBLOOD, would be popular with comic book retailers, reviewers and readers alike. Both creators have droves of fans, but the combination of the two of them has produced a sure-fire hit with THE INFINITE! In fact, despite a very generous overprint, the first issue of THE INFINITE has already sold out at distribution level and is being send back to press.
“Super-excited to hear that everyone is enjoying THE INFINITE!” exclaimed Liefeld. “When Robert and I started this adventure more than a year ago, we were determined to build a bold, new world with compelling characters that the fans would grow to care about in the same way they have with Robert’s seminal works, THE WALKING DEAD and INVINCIBLE. A new printing is on the way so that as many fans as possible can continue to follow the story of THE INFINITE! And with several issues in the can, I can say with 100% certainty that the best is yet to come!”
“I’ve been a fan of Rob’s work since I first encountered it with X-Force #1, working with him to create something NEW in comics has definitely been a high note in my career,” added Kirkman. “To see that fans are enjoying THE INFINITE as much as we are making it is extremely gratifying, especially because Rob and I know the best is yet to come!”
The first issue of THE INFINITE begins the story of Bowen, a freedom fighter who has lost everything to war. His only hope of saving the world is to travel back in time to prevent world domination before it starts. Bowen knows he can’t do this alone, so he decides he must turn to the only ally he knows he can trust: himself! Now Bowen, a man in his 40s, damaged by the horrors of war, and his younger, reckless, and optimistic self will attempt to save the world!
While THE INFINITE #1 has sold out, THE INFINITE #1 DELUXE EDITION and THE INFINITE #1 BLANK Variant Cover are still available for reorder now. A second printing of THE INFINITE #1 (JUN118041), a 32-page full-color sci-fi action comic for $2.99, is available for order and will be back in stores on September 14. THE INFINITE #2 (JUL110528), featuring several limited variant covers, will also be on sale in stores the same day and is available to order now in the September issue of Previews.
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 all acquisitions are hand-picked by Kirkman himself. Kirkman won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series for THE WALKING DEAD. AMC’s interpretation of the comic 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. For more information about Skybound, visit http://www.skyboundent.com.
ABOUT ROB LIEFELD
Rob Liefeld had childhood dream to draw comic books. As a teenager, he fulfilled that dream and began working for Marvel Comics X-men titles where he created popular franchise characters Deadpool, Cable, and X-Force! In 1992, Rob launched Image Comics with the debut of the popular YOUNGBLOOD franchise which has gone on to sell 70 million copies worldwide. Rob was asked by Marvel to re-imagine the classic Marvel heroes, Captain America and The Avengers for a new generation, which lead to the creation of the best selling Heroes Reborn universe. He has worked with comics most celebrated authors, Alan Moore (Watchmen) Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted) and is thrilled to be collaborating with superstar author Robert Kirkman (WALKING DEAD) on their sci-fi epic THE INFINITE.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
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