Comics and TV juggernaut Robert Kirkman has been working for many years because the co-creator behind the epic Invincible and Walking Dead franchises, and he’s no stranger to San Diego Comic-Con. This yr the author invited digital attendees into his residence to ask questions and get the lowdown on what’s in retailer for his fictional creations and his imprint, Skybound Entertainment.
Kirkman opened with Skybound X, a sequence celebrating 10-years of Skybound publishing, with a brand new story about The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes drawn by artist Rick Ottley, and an enormous thanks to followers for making the Invincible animated sequence an enormous success.
The present’s recognition has prompted Amazon Studios to resume it for two more seasons. Kirkman says there’s plenty of thrilling stuff on the horizon along with seasons 2 and 3, together with further books and live-action variations. But he saved tight-lipped about particulars, saying, “It wouldn’t be fair.” But there have been some issues he might share.
“The show will progress about the way season 1 did. Future seasons will sometimes hue closely to the comic and sometimes stray,” he stated, including, “We’re making plans to do the entirety of the comic in a cool way. We want to plus up and change stuff in a big way, as we did with the fight between Invincible and Omni Man in season 1.”
Kirkman additionally revealed that Mark’s classmate and sometimes-girlfriend, Amber Bennett (Zazie Beetz), could have an ongoing function to play within the sequence, which might be an enormous change from her character from the comedian e book. Kirkman additionally lately teased that the portal-creating Angrstom Levy would seem in season 2 on Twitter. At his residence, he promised followers much more unhealthy guys for Invincible to tackle, together with the cybernetic Conquest. “Hopefully, we’ll be seeing more of Conquest in season 2. I’ve got the perfect actor in mind, but I ain’t saying nothing.”
For the most recent The Walking Dead updates, Kirkman says the 11th and last season will start quickly on AMC. “In comics,” he stated “I believe The Walking Dead will exist otherwise.”
One of these alternative ways is Skybound’s recently announced center ages and younger grownup imprint, Skybound Comet. The imprint will publish unique graphic novels geared toward readers aged eight and above.
Comet’s first graphic novel, Clementine Book One, will inform the story of fan favourite character Clementine — created for Telltale’s The Walking Dead — as she and a younger boy named Amos journey throughout the nation to construct a brand new settlement away from threats of all types. Clementine is deliberate as a trilogy, with artwork by the Ignatz award-winning Tillie Walden (On a Sunbeam).
Fans additionally requested about updates for the long-rumored The Walking Dead characteristic movie. Speaking in regards to the lack of stories, Kirkman says, “There’s exciting stuff happening behind the scenes. I miss seeing Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) running around. All I will say? We don’t want a bad Rick Grimes movie. Do we? We want a good Rick Grimes movie! We want this to be worth the wait.”
Kirkman closed the Q&A session by speaking about his new comedian C.O.D.E., with artist Jason Howard (Big Girls) for Image/Skybound to launch in August. C.O.D.E. (or, Combat Orb Defense Engines) follows seven orb healers from six warring factions as they crew as much as assist save humanity, in a sci-fi twist on Avatar: The Last Airbender. C.O.D.E’s first look will characteristic in Skybound X #5 on Aug. 4.