The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has enough to do, between managing the AMC horror smash and shepherding its still-untitled spinoff, but what’s a few more bodies on the pile? Cinemax has officially granted Kirkman his second comic-adapted TV series, conjuring a formal series order for exorcism drama Outcast.
With hundreds of panels to choose from at San Diego Comic-Con, the show can be an overwhelming experience — and it’s far too easy to miss a panel you think you might have loved, or to find yourself on the wrong side of the con floor five minutes before a great panel is about to start!
ComicsAlliance has sifted through the schedule to offer up our pick of the best programming at the con. Today we offer our suggested highlights for the final day of the show, Sunday July 27, 2014, when most of the family programming is scheduled. We’ll also let you know where and when you can find ComicsAlliance contributors at the San Diego show.
This week Image Comics released the first issue of Tech Jacket by Joe Keatinge and Khary Randolph. And while this may be the first time many of today's readers have heard of the title, it's actually been lurking around the edges of the Image line for over a decade. Created in 2002 by pre-Walking-Dead Robert Kirkman and artist E.J. Su, the eponymous Tech Jacket is a wearable cache of the most powerful weapons in the universe, bestowed irreversibly unto teenager Zack Thompson when he encountered a dying alien. Naturally, Zack used his newfound abilities to become a galactic warrior of great worth and protecting Earth from universal threats with more enthusiasm and wide-eyed wonder than other Earthborn space cops you might have heard of.
The original series ran for only six issues but the story was later continued as a back-up in the pages of Kirkman and Ryan Ottley's Invincible. Then, earlier this year, Keatinge and Randolph produced a trio of digital issues that revitalized the concepts and characters and paved the way for this new ongoing series.
With issue #1 on sale now from Image and Kirkman's Skybound imprint, ComicsAlliance spoke to the creative team about what drew them to these characters and concepts, and what plans they have in store for the series.
The horror comics genre has been very good to Robert Kirkman. The Walking Dead, the writer's most endearingly popular work, is now well past 100 issues, and the fourth season of AMC's immensely successful television adaption of the series begins this Sunday. And now the writer is returning to the genre, as today Kirkman announced Outcast, a horror comic about exorcism and demonic possession, to be illustrated by veteran artist Paul Azaceta and published under Skybound, the imprint Kirkman founded in partnership with Image Comics. Further, the writer revealed that Outcast is already in the works to be adapted to television by Fox International, with whom Kirkman has a partnership.
Take a look at today's Link Ink, after the jump.
One sale this week from Skybound and Image Comics is Witch Doctor: Mal Practice #1, the second adventure of Dr. Vincent Morrow, a physician who uses his trained medical mind to combat symptoms like werewolf bites, vampirism, zombification, demonic possession and other ailments of the occult. A hybrid black comedy an
Robert Kirkman clearly thinks that centennials are a good time to kill people. Following the surprise death in the recent 100th issue of The Walking Dead, Image Comics and Skybound have spent the week teasing the death of a main character with promos drawn by Ryan Ottley for next year's 100th issue of the creator's superhero series, Invincible.Each day this week, Image has released an teaser im
Gaming: Batman: Arkham City will support both stereoscopic and old-fashioned anaglyph (red and blue glasses) varieties of 3D at launch.
International: Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint at Image has inked a deal for distribution in Asia, taking Invincible, The Walking Dead, Witch Doctor and more overseas.
Conventions: SPX has posted a list of releases debuting at its September 10-11