Media Release — Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator of The Walking Dead and Invincible, is pleased to announce the upcoming monthly comic series The Infinite, a science fiction adventure that tells the story of Bowen, a freedom fighter who’s seen civilization fall to The Infinite. Now, he has come back in time to enlist the aid of his 19-year-old self in order to prevent the war he lost and hopefully spare his younger self the horrors of what he’s lived through. The book will be published by Kirkman’s Image Comics imprint, SKYBOUND.
The Infinite will debut in August 2011 and will be illustrated by Image Comics co-founder Rob Liefeld (Youngblood, X-Force, New Mutants). The Infinite marks the first time Liefeld and Kirkman have collaborated on an original creation.
“The Infinite is a new way of looking at time travel, we’re throwing out all the old rules of time travel fiction and coming up with new ways of dealing with it. We’re definitely doing things in this series that no one has ever seen before. I can’t wait to share this concept with the world,” said Kirkman. “Rob Liefeld is a creative force that has been driving the comics industry for nearly two decades now. He’s created fan-favorite characters for Marvel, and created some of the most memorable creator-owned comics ever. Being able to collaborate on a new creation, his first in many years, has been a highlight of the past year – and that includes my other comic book, The Walking Dead, being turned into the highest-rated drama on cable television.”
Rob Liefeld says, “Kirkman and I have been talking about working on a big project for some time. I am a HUGE fan of all the work that Robert has done over the past 8 years. The Walking Dead and Invincible remain my absolute favorite comic books, month in and month out. We knew that we wanted to do a big sci-fi adventure that we could jam with crazy ideas and wild imagination and The Infinite is just that project. We have developed a great hero, born from difficult circumstances, who has to take huge risks. And you know with Robert it will be a wild ride with lots of heart and emotion.”
This marks the second big venture of 2011 for Robert Kirkman; his first children’s series, Super Dinosaur, will debut in April.