Official Press Release
THE INFINITE already boasts a creative team-up of epic proportions, but now Todd McFarlane, Image founder and creator of the ongoing SPAWN series, will be jumping into the fray with a one time only bloody new variant cover for THE INFINITE #2! The cover will feature an outstanding collaboration of pencils by Rob Liefeld and inks by McFarlane that manages to simultaneously show off the signature styles of both iconic artists on one cover!
In THE INFINITE, Robert Kirkman, Image Comics COO and creator of THE WALKING DEAD and INVINCIBLE, and Liefeld, creator of Deadpool, Cable and YOUNGBLOOD, have joined forces to create an action-packed tale of an aging freedom fighter who must travel back in time to team up with his 20-year-old self in order to save the world!
Liefeld commented on his recent collaboration with McFarlane: “It was a treat to work with Todd again! I couldn’t wait to see how it would turn out, and it was better than I expected! We’re both really pleased with this cover, and I think the fans will agree.”
“If you remember Rob’s work on New Mutants back in the early ’90s, then you definitely remember the fantastic covers Rob and Todd collaborated on for that series,” said Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. “They make a great team, and considering this is only the second time they’ve done a cover together in over 20 years, it’s a true event!”
THE INFINITE #2 (JUL110528), a 32-page full-color sci-fi action comic for $2.99, featuring several limited variant covers including the McFarlane variant (JUL118004), will be on sale in stores September 14.
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 (SUERPATRIOT 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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