The weekend is here! Take a look back at what’s happened in the past seven days. New comics, new stories, new podcasts, new art being made — it’s all part of the ComicsAlliance Weekender!
Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley and Cory Walker's Invincible has been going strong for over thirteen years with relatively little disruption and almost no major creative team changes, a rarity in modern comics. However, today in a blog post Kirkman announced that Invincible will in fact be ending, and the creative team is set to bring the series to a close next year with Invincible #144.
While The Avengers are out saving the world and the Batman is off fighting Superman, The Walking Dead has steadily become one of the most successful comic book adaptations on our screens today. Against all odds, the little zombie comic that could rose up the sales charts and eventually became a multimedia phenomenon.
Of course, it all comes back to the creators --- in this case Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, who began collaborating over a decade ago in their hometown of Cynthiana, Kentucky. This past weekend the two creators were honored by their hometown with a day dedicated to The Walking Dead, and the unveiling of a new welcome sign proudly proclaiming the book's local roots.
The Walking Dead is not always beholden to cliffhanger endings, closing out Seasons 1, 3 and 5 on relatively straight-forward beats, but Season 6 seemed overwhelmingly to sour fans on any cruel tease. However Season 7 picks up to answer that bloody twist, Robert Kirkman confirms they won’t try anything like that for the 2017 finale.
Heading into its seventh season, The Walking Dead is already at an age when most series would look to start wrapping things up, though its status as AMC’s flagship hit with miles of Robert Kirkman story ahead would make that unlikely. It’s a question sure to plague the AMC series more and more in the coming years, but according to Andrew Lincoln and Scott Gimple, one idea sees Robert Kirkman ending both his long-running comic and the TV Walking Dead simultaneously.
Writer Robert Kirkman began The Walking Dead because of curiosity about life in the zombie apocalypse after most movies roll credits, but horror icon John Carpenter isn’t impressed with the creator cribbing from George Romero. The Thing and Halloween director believes The Walking Dead has been “milking” its zombie forefathers, and isn’t worth our time
Cinemax will say goodbye to one of its all-time attractions this weekend, but the next great thrill is more than ready to possess you. Enter Outcast, based on the comic by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, as the first episode has arrived online to preview right now!
AMC’s love of comic book culture has spread like wildfire in recent years, from two Walking Dead series to Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men to Preacher, and now Dead creator Robert Kirkman will fan the flames. The network has officially commissioned a new History of Comic Books docu-series exploring the medium’s very origins into 2017.
Robert Kirkman's concepts seem to be doing fairly okay for themselves right now, with The Walking Dead leading the way to two of the most popular shows in the world, and the small-screen debut of Outcast just around the corner. His latest project for his Image imprint Skybound is a new miniseries developed alongside Marc Silvestri that will be written and drawn by two of comics fastest rising stars.
Demonic is about a New York City police officer who is an upstanding family man, great colleague, and stellar employee, who also happens to house a demon within his body that, if given its way, would break free and slaughter everyone in New York City. Written by Christopher Sebela with art by Niko Walter and Dan Brown, Demonic is set for release via Skybound later this year.
Supernatural horror is all the rage these days, and Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s Cinemax Outcast has a bit of work ahead to distinguish itself from the similar aesthetic of AMC’s Preacher. Thankfully, the latest trailer offers a bit more visual flair amid the scares, as does a brand new poster.