Image is taking a stand against reprints with its upcoming series, Oblivion Song from Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo de Felici. The book will see its first issue released on March 7th, 2018 and will see what Image is calling a “substantial overprint” instead of having multiple reprints if the demand is there. The series will follow the character Nathan Cole as he travels in and out of Oblivion to rescue the 300,00 Philadelphians who were lost there a decade earlier.
Check out the full press release below for additional information.
PORTLAND, OR, 02/16/2018 — The highly-anticipated OBLIVION SONG #1 by Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE) and Lorenzo de Felici will launch in comic book stores on Wednesday, March 7th. There will be no additional printings for this launch issue, so fans are encouraged to add this sure-to-be-hit series to their pull lists and hit their local comic shops in time to snag their copy.
“The response to this new series from the retailer community has been overwhelming so far, and it looks like this launch is shaping up to be huge,” said Kirkman. “Lorenzo and I are thrilled. I know keeping a new series on the stands so new fans can get caught up when issue #2 comes out and beyond is extremely important to the life of a new series. That said, I want people to be able to get the first printing of issue #1 to add to their collection. So we’re going to avoid selling out in the first place by printing enough to hopefully meet or exceed what all indications say will be a massive demand.”
A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years, they gave up. Nathan Cole…won’t. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe…Nathan is looking for something else? Why can’t he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?
The collector’s edition of the debut issue of OBLIVION SONG features an exclusive limited edition variant cover by de Felici! It comes with a statue (11”) based on the cover to OBLIVION SONG #1, an exclusive print, and a collector’s pin. These items will only be available in this limited edition set (limited to 1,000).
OBLIVION SONG #1 (Diamond Code JAN180587) and OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #1 COLLECTORS EDITION (Diamond Code JAN180599) will be available on Wednesday, March 7th.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling 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 Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, 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.
ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in television, comics, film, digital content, interactive, gaming, and merchandise. The company is led by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his longtime producing and business partner David Alpert.