Posted September 9, 2011 by Norby Ela in Comics


Press Release

THE INFINITE team has once again gotten one of the industry’s most celebrated talents to contribute a gorgeous variant cover to their action-packed science fiction hit. Now Image Comics has announced that next month the third issue of Robert Kirkman and Robert Liefeld’s THE INFINITE will be available with a new J. Scott Campbell cover that stars the characters Em and Dual!

Besides the Campbell cover, a 48 page deluxe edition of THE INFINITE #3 will also be available, featuring mountains of behind the scenes sketches and illustrations by Liefeld and piles of notes and script pages by Kirkman, offering fans a glimpse behind the curtain to see all the usually unseen work that goes into the creation of a comic book.

“Like so many other fans, I absolutely love J. Scott Campbell!” said Liefeld. “He’s one of the most popular and influential artists of the modern age. His cover for THE INFINITE #3 exceeded all expectations. He perfectly captured the dynamic between Emily and Duel, both of whom are integral characters in the saga of THE INFINITE! Don’t miss out on Campbell’s fantastic contribution to THE INFINITE!”

THE INFINITE tells the story of an aging freedom fighter who must travel back in time to team up with his 20-year-old self in order to save the world. In the third issue, Bowen has traveled to the present to attack The Infinite at a time when no one is even aware of their steps toward world domination. But something is not right — they’re too organized, too prepared, and he begins to think he’s underestimated them.

THE INFINITE #3 (AUG110524), a 32-page full-color sci-fi action comic for $2.99, and several limited variant covers including the Campbell variant (JUL118191), two retailer incentive covers, and the $5.99 Deluxe Edition variant (AUG110525), will be on sale in stores October 5.

Robert Kirkman is a New York Times bestselling author known for being the cultural zeitgeist of the comic book industry. Following the grassroots success of the self-published BATTLE POPE (2000), Kirkman caught the eye of Image Comics founding partner Erik Larsen. After several short-term projects (SUERPATRIOT and TECHJACKET), he achieved superstar status in 2003 with INVINCIBLE and THE WALKING DEAD. During a subsequent stint at Marvel Comics, he gained many new fans with the haunting and hilarious Marvel Zombies. MTV translated Kirkman’s INVINCIBLE into a motion comic — one of the first in a growing industry trend. Kirkman’s SKYBOUND imprint, under the Image Comics umbrella, is committed to fostering up-and-coming talent in the industry, and all acquisitions are hand-picked by Kirkman himself. Kirkman won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series for THE WALKING DEAD. AMC’s interpretation of the comic has received glowing reviews from critics and fans alike, and continues to garner the highest ratings for the network, making it a game changer for groundbreaking television on cable. For more information about Skybound, visit www.skybound.com.

Rob Liefeld had childhood dream to draw comic books. As a teenager, he fulfilled that dream and began working for Marvel Comics X-men titles where he created popular franchise characters Deadpool, Cable, and X-Force! In 1992, Rob launched Image Comics with the debut of the popular YOUNGBLOOD franchise which has gone on to sell 70 million copies worldwide. Rob was asked by Marvel to re-imagine the classic Marvel heroes, Captain America and The Avengers for a new generation, which lead to the creation of the best selling Heroes Reborn universe. He has worked with comics most celebrated authors, Alan Moore (Watchmen) Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted) and is thrilled to be collaborating with superstar author Robert Kirkman (WALKING DEAD) on their sci-fi epic THE INFINITE.

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 five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound 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.

Norby Ela

Now residing in San Diego, CA, I strive to work in art and further grow FlipGeeks around the world.