Robert Kirkman (The Strolling Useless) couldn’t say a lot concerning the beloved Skybound/Telltale Video games character many feared useless on the finish of 2019s The Strolling Useless sport, however did tease at a doable future for her on the Skybound Entertainment digital New York City Comic Con panel on Sunday. “Probably there’s something within the works with Clementine in some type. We’ll simply need to see.”
Kirkman was joined by Senior Vice President Shawn Kirkham to have fun Skybound’s 10-year anniversary with some teasers about what’s new and subsequent for the leisure firm. The 2 opened the panel by joking concerning the awkwardness of internet hosting a conference on-line. Kirkman mentioned “You already know what this 12 months sucks and we’re doing our greatest to get by way of it, so we’re gonna do these digital issues to assist get us alongside and we’re all gonna prefer it.”
The 2 dove into Skybound’s current string of successes and new releases together with The Strolling Useless Deluxe and Fireplace Energy.
Launched on October 7, 2020, The Walking Dead Deluxe is a celebration of the comedian that kicked off the worldwide zombie empire. The unique collection started on October 3, 2003 and lately accomplished its epic run with The Walking Dead #193. TWD Deluxe is being launched as a single subject expertise in full shade for the primary time. It is not going to be collected in commerce paperback, which implies followers should acquire every subject because it comes out. Starting in November, The Strolling Useless Deluxe will launch two points every month. Kirkman says the comedian may also characteristic substantial backmatter goodies that element the method behind every subject’s creation.
The Strolling Useless’s unique collection artist Charlie Adlard is offering covers for the primary six points together with artist Arthur Adams (Batman). Kirkman says the Adams covers are connecting and have new characters. He joked about needing an even bigger wall for displaying the deliberate fifty-cover collection. Dave McCaig is teaming up with Kirkman to do recolors together with further variant covers from Julian Totino Tedesco (Hawkeye).
Though the lengthy operating The Walking Dead TV series will be ending after season 11 wraps in 2022, Kirkman sought to appease followers’ nervousness. Halfway by way of the panel he mentioned the present and its beloved characters aren’t going “wherever anytime quickly.” He talked about his pleasure for seeing what else is in retailer for characters Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), a nod in the direction of Skybound’s recently announced fourth Strolling Useless TV collection starring Reedus and McBride. The unnamed spin-off is scheduled to seem on AMC someday in 2023.
On Thursday, the first teaser trailer for the Amazon Prime animated collection Invincible was launched. The hour-long grownup drama relies on the comedian by Kirkman about 17-year-old-superhero Mark Grayson and the remainder of the superhero squad referred to as the Guardians of the Globe. The animated collection will discover what occurs when Mark Grayson finds out his dad, and strongest superhero on the planet Omni-Man, is probably not as heroic as he appears. Talking concerning the present, Shawn Kirkham says “The solid on the present is among the greatest voice casts I’ve ever seen on any present up to now.”
The Invincible solid contains many Strolling Useless alumni in addition to Steven Yeun as Mark Grayson, J.Okay. Simmons as Omni-Man, and Sandra Oh as Debbie Grayson. Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology actor Michael Dorn will play fan favourite character Battle Beast. The collection will premiere on Prime Video in 2021.
The panel turned again to comics with speak of Kirkman’s newest collection Fire Power with artist Chris Samnee (Daredevil). The Skybound/Picture collection has been heating up comedian retailers for the reason that prelude OGN was launched in July. Fireplace Energy follows Owen Johnson, a Chinese language-American man who goes to China to seek out out extra about his delivery mother and father. Johnson finally ends up discovering the traditional energy of fireball throwing at a Shaolin temple. The martial arts pushed fantasy is just on subject #4, however Kirkman says he and Samnee are busy collaborating on subject #14. Whereas Kirkman was tight-lipped on the precise path of the story, he did say the collection is resulting in some monumental occasions.
Kirkham and Kirkman lined a number of different new media ventures Skybound is pursuing within the upcoming 12 months. They embody translating the supernatural thriller comedian Gasolina by Sean Mackiewicz and Niko Walker right into a narrative podcast for Audible, with full recordings in Spanish and English. A number of different narrative podcasts had been additionally introduced as a part of Skybound’s partnership with Audible in August. Skybound can also be wrapping up their first comedian e-book Kickstarter, Ava’s Demon. The favored science fiction fantasy webcomic by Michelle Czajkowski Fus can be collected and printed as a hardcover quantity for the primary time.
The panel wrapped with Shawn Kirkham directing followers to tune in for Skybound XPO: Halloween. The reside streamed occasion begins on October 30, 2020.