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Oblivion Song will End with Issue 36

Robert Kirkman confirmed the end of his apocalyptic comic book series Oblivion Song in the issue #30 letters page.

If you’ve been paying attention to the buildup of this story from arc to arc, you might have suspected that we were nearing a natural end point…and we are, issue #36 was always planned to be the final issue. When we conceived of this series, I thought of it as a trilogy of 12-issue arcs. Looking back, you can see the time jumps between #12 and #13, as well as #24 and #25, marked definitive chapter breaks along the way. That was by design.

Oblivion Song takes place in an apocalyptic Philadelphia and follows Nathan Cole as he attempts to rescue the citizens lost in Oblivion. The series is co-created by Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici, with Annalisa Leoni as colorist. Issue #31 hits stands this June, and the series will conclude with issue #36. The series is currently in development for a film adaptation at Universal.

Your First Look at Dune: House Atreides #4

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Dune: House Atreides #4, adapted and scripted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, who co-wrote the eponymous prequel novel based on Frank Herbert’s notes and illustrated by artist Dev Pramanik, colorist Alex Guimarães, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, in partnership with Herbert Properties LLC and in full coordination with Abrams ComicArts, who published the first of three graphic novel adaptations of Herbert’s original classic novel Dune in Fall 2020.

Leto Atreides has discovered the horrifying truth behind Ix’s success, calling House Vernius’ true nature into question and possibly spelling the House’s demise. The Harkonnens’ deadly influence continues to spread, forcing Duncan Idaho to take drastic measures;  Reverend Mother Gaius Mohiam to play her trump card with the Baron. Pardot Kynes forms an alliance with the Freman that will change the course of Dune’s history. Meanwhile, Crown Prince Shaddam and Hasimir Fenring continue unraveling their plot to oust the Emperor Elrood…

Dune: House Atreides #4 features main cover art by Lorenzo De Felici and variant cover art by Mike Del Mundo. It comes to shelves January 27, 2021.

Dune: House Atreides #4

Get a First Look at We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #5

BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #5, the sci-fi epic from Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo, with color assistance by Mariasara Miotti and letters by AndWorld Design, about one man’s unrelenting quest throughout space to discover the truth—no matter where it takes him. Available in stores on January 20, 2021.

After the tragedy that befell the crew of the Vihaan II, just as they discovered a brand new god on the outer edges of space, Captain Malik and Richter face off for the last time . . . but only one of them will survive. . . and the rest of the crew are faced with a shattering discovery that will change the fate of everyone in the universe forever.

We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #5 features main cover art by series artist Simone Di Meo and variant covers by fan favorite artists Toni Infante, Lorenzo De Felici, and Alex Garner.

We Only Find Them When They're Dead #5

Get a First Look at The Expanse #1 from BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Expanse #1, the premiere issue of a new four-issue limited comic book series from writer Corinna Bechko, artist Alejandro Aragon, colorist Francesco Segala, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, which is set between Season 4 and the upcoming fifth season of the Amazon Prime Video hit television series, The Expanse, available in comic shops December 16, 2020.

The series picks up with Chrisjen Avasarala at the end of the television show’s fourth season. The longtime Secretary-General of the United Nations finds herself dealing with the outcome of the tumultuous elections for her position and far from Earth but not its politics. When Bobbie Draper – a former Martian marine – brings Avasarala intel on an intergalactic black market weapons ring, Avasarala sees a chance to reclaim her political position through a clandestine operation. But as Draper digs deeper into this secret cabal, she soon realizes the threat they pose is far larger – and closer to home – than either of them ever imagined.

The first four seasons of The Expanse television show are available to watch now on Prime Video. The show is financed and produced by Alcon Television Group, a division of Alcon Entertainment.

The Expanse #1 features main cover art by W. Scott Forbes, as well as variant cover art by Tigh Walker and Lorenzo de Felici and will be available on December 16, 2020.

The Expanse #1

Oblivion Song #25 Kicks Off a New Story Arc

Oblivion Song #25 by Robert Kirkman, Lorenzo De Felici, and colorist Annalisa Leoni will kick off an exciting new story arc of the critically acclaimed series this July from Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment. It boasts both an eye-popping cover by J. Scott Campbell and a special origin story included in the issue drawn by Leoni.

In Oblivion Song #25, Nathan Cole’s world has changed. Nothing could have prepared him for what has happened, what he’s had to do, and how it has affected him. Starting now, he embarks on a new journey with full knowledge of Oblivion and what caused the Transference! The fate of the Earth rests in his capable hands!

For fans hoping to catch up on the adventure before the new story arc begins, Oblivion Song Book One hardcover will be available on the same day, with the Image Giant-Sized Artist’s Proof: Oblivion Song #1 hitting shelves available the following week.

Available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 8:

  • Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #25 Cover A by De Felici (Diamond Code APR200105)
  • Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #25 Cover B by David Finch & Leoni (Diamond Code APR200106)
  • Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #25 Cover C by Arthur Adams & Leoni (Diamond Code APR200107)
  • Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #25 Cover D by Charlie Adlard (Diamond Code APR200108)
  • Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #25 Cover E by Campbell (Diamond Code APR208101) 
  • Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici Book One hardcover (Diamond Code MAR200100)

Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #25 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

Available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 15:

  • Image Giant-Sized Artist’s Proof: Oblivion Song #1 (Diamond Code APR200113)

Robert Kirkman and artist Lorenzo De Felici’s Oblivion Song is Being Adapted for Film by Universal

Oblivion Song Chapter One

Skybound Entertainment and Universal Pictures announced this morning that the sci-fi drama Oblivion Song—based upon the New York Times bestselling Robert Kirkman and artist Lorenzo De Felici’s bestselling comic book series of the same name—is being developed for film.

Universal’s Executive Vice President of Production Jon Mone and Director of Development Lexi Barta will oversee the project on behalf of the studio. The Oblivion Song adaptation will be produced by Skybound’s film team, including Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst, with Sean O’Keefe attached to write the script.

O’Keefe’s latest project, Wonderland, which stars Mark Wahlberg with Peter Berg directing, recently wrapped filming. O’Keefe sold the first script based on the Robert B. Parker bestselling Spenser book series in a deal with Netflix.

Oblivion Song Chapter Two

Image and Skybound Entertainment’s Oblivion Song by Kirkman and De Felici is colored by Annalisa Leoni, lettered by Rus Wooton, and edited by Sean Mackiewicz. It takes place a decade after 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 lost, alone and afraid, 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?

Oblivion Song, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1534306424) and Oblivion Song, Vol. 2 (ISBN: 978-1534310575) trade paperbacks are available now in comic shops and at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.

Murder Falcon Gets Variants by Tyrell Cannon, Ryan Ottley and Lorenzo de Felici

Image and Skybound Entertainment unleash three more jaw-dropping covers in the “Heavy Metal” variant line for Daniel Warren Johnson’s Murder Falcon—this time with artwork by Tyrell Cannon and Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Ryan Ottley and Cliff Rathburn, and Lorenzo de Felici for issues #3-5 of the series respectively.

Cannon and Beaulieu’s artwork will pay homage to Bolt Thrower’s War Master album cover, Ottley and Rathburn’s to Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power album cover, and de Felici’s to Yngwie Malmsteen’s Trilogy album cover.

Each issue of the head-banging action series, Murder Falcon, features a “Heavy Metal” variant that pays tribute to a different classic heavy metal album cover. A variety of brutally talented artists will contribute to this variant cover line.

Murder Falcon #3 Cover B by Tyrell Cannon & Jean-Francois Beaulieu (Diamond Code SEP188094) will hit stores on Wednesday, December 12th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is Monday, November 19th.

Murder Falcon #4 Cover B by Ryan Ottley & Cliff Rathburn (Diamond Code SEP188095) will hit stores on Wednesday, January 9th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is Monday, December 10th.

Murder Falcon #5 Cover B by Lorenzo De Felici (Diamond Code DEC180265) will hit stores on Wednesday, February 13th.

Review: Oblivion Song Vol. 1

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?

Collects OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #1-6

Review: Oblivion Song #1

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?

Oblivion Song is the brand new series from creator Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead and Outcast. To get any new series from him is a big deal as you expect a big hit and some great ideas and concepts. Oblivion Song delivers with a story that while it seems like it focuses on other dimensions/other worlds but is really about the search for a missing brother and experienced trauma.

The first issue introduces us to the world splitting time between the alien Oblivion and the real world of Philadelphia. The story’s heart revolves around the character Nathan searching for survivors as well as his brother. This is a search and rescue mission much like those done post Vietnam to find capture soldiers and return bodies of the fallen to their loved ones. That reflection is evident here not just in actions but Kirkman goes so far to reinforce the parallel with a dark wall etched with the names of those missing. Add in debates about government funding for the project and the duty to return Americans and you have a story that takes a real world experience and uses that as an influence to drive the story and do so for the better.

As I mentioned above, the other part of the story is the trauma of those who have returned from the world of Oblivion. It’s clear this is a focus and something that will be explored more, especially how one integrates back into society after the experience. Much like his other work, Kirkman is focusing on the personal touch and the human aspects of the world he has created.

The art by Lorenzo De Felici and colorist Annalisa Leoni manages to capture the strange duality of this series in a superb manner. We see both worlds and there’s clearly lots of thought into the creatures of the Oblivion, the tech, and also the impact of the event on the real world. Small touches are throughout such as the worn and used look of the equipment Nathan uses down to the clothes he wears. There’s a story for every little bit. The creatures too feel like they’ve been thought out to the point of how they move and survive in this alien world. Every detail matters and here they enhance the story.

There’s a lot of build up to this first issue and it lives up to the hype in every way. It’s a fantastic new series that delivers in experience and characters and there’s no doubt it’ll be a hit and massive seller. The visuals and world building is fantastic, with every detail adding to the experience. But, it’s the heart and experience at the center of it all that’s the driver. We get the sense of loss and trauma from these characters. Their pathos is our draw. There’s clearly a lot of thought put into not just the first issue but the series as a whole and we’re in for an interesting an entertaining ride.

Story: Robert Kirkman Art: Lorenzo De Felici Color: Annalisa Leoni
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Advance Review: Oblivion Song #1

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?

Oblivion Song is an interesting new tale from the mind of Robert Kirkman. The first issue introduces us to the world splitting time between the Oblivion world of Philadelphia and the real world equivalent. The story’s heart revolves around the character Nathan searching for survivors as well as his brother, before the various monsters and creatures can consume him. But that’s not the only challenge, in the real world, Nathan and a few other fight to get proper funding for their project that the government yanked. Will Nathan find his brother, or will he be lost to the Oblivion? That seems to be the main focus in a series whose first issue also touches upon PTSD and a world dealing with the aftermath.

The art by Lorenzo De Felici and colorist Annalisa Leoni manages to capture the strange duality of this series in a superb manner. It brings to life strange monstrous and frequently ugly creatures in the Oblivion and the consumed landscape of Philadelphia. There’s contrast of the unusual landscape of Oblivion with things and items not yet consumed by it. That detail extends to the real world where small details like names on a memorial and news crawl deliver as much story as the monsters within.

The first issue is hyped and delivers an experience that entertains and creates a world we both do and don’t want to visit.

Story: Robert Kirkman Art: Lorenzo De Felici Color: Annalisa Leoni
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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