Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Robert Kirkman Comics Reach 75th Issues


Image Comics and Robert Kirkman celebrate the 75th issue of INVINCIBLE and THE WALKING DEAD

It may be hard to believe that Invincible has been fighting villains for 75 issues and that Rick Grimes has survived the zombie apocalypse for the same duration, but INVINCIBLE and THE WALKING DEAD turn 75 (issues) in July. Writer ROBERT KIRKMAN is prepared to make them issues to remember!

In INVINCIBLE #75, with art by RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER and FCO PLASCENCIA, Invincible and the Coalition of Planets bring the war to Planet Viltrum! All bets are off as the Coalition forces try to fight their way into the Viltrumite Empire's stronghold. Lives are lost, and the war reaches a turning point. This issue features a special, over-sized main story and an extra special Science Dog back-up story by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker.

In THE WALKING DEAD #75, featuring art by CHARLIE ADLARD, CLIFF RATHBURN and RYAN OTTLEY, lines are crossed, rules are broken and the peace and tranquility of the community are shattered. After months of safety and security, are Rick Grimes and the crew prepared for what they now face? As an added bonus: a very special back-up story drawn by Ryan Ottley in FULL COLOR -- a first for THE WALKING DEAD!

“All I've ever wanted to do in comics is write a long uninterrupted run on a series,” relates Kirkman. “To get to do that on two books makes me feel absurdly fortunate. I feel compelled to repay our fans on both series by doing everything I can to keep these books awesome -- and I believe when readers see these two issues, they'll see that we're doing just that. After all this time, I'm more excited than ever!”

"Invincible and The Walking Dead have become touchstones," says Image Publisher Eric Stephenson. "In today's market, it's a rarity for any title to boast better sales at #75 than at #1, but both books continue to broaden their audiences. Robert and his artists have done an amazing job, and we couldn't be more pleased with their continued success."

INVINCIBLE #75, a full-color 48-page cÄomic book for $5.99, will be available July 21, 2010. THE WALKING DEAD, a 40-page black and white comic book featuring the first-ever full-color Walking Dead story, will be available for $3.99 on July 14, 2010.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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