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Skybound X #1 Sells Out and Gets a New Printing

Skybound X, the weekly comic book event of the year, is here… and it’s already sold out!

That’s right, Skybound X#1 from Image Comics and Skybound, featuring the first comic book appearance of Clementine (the star of the bestselling video game series Telltale’s The Walking Dead) and the return of “Rick Grimes 2000 “(which originally debuted in the now iconic The Walking Dead #75), has sold out and will return with a second printing.

Featuring a brand-new cover by Jorge Corona and a rare B&W incentive variant both featuring Clementine, this new printing of Skybound X#1 includes stories from superstar creators Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, Tillie Walden, James HarrenChris Dingess, and Matthew Roberts! Experience can’t-miss adventures from the worlds of The Walking Dead, Ultramega and Manifest Destiny in this celebration of Skybound’s past, present and FUTURE!

Skybound X #1 second printing  will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, August 4.

  • Skybound X #1 second printing Cover A by Jorge Corona (Diamond Code MAY219329)
  • Skybound X #1 second printing Cover B by Jorge Corona B&W 1:25 copy incentive (Diamond Code MAY219330)  

Review: Skybound X #1

Celebrating 10 years of Skybound, Skybound X celebrates the past, present, and future. And… will definitely become collectibles due to the debuts.

Story: Robert Kirkman, James Harren, Chris Dingess, Tillie Walden
Art: Ryan Ottley, James Harren, Matthew Roberts, Tillie Walden
Ink/Tones: Cliff Rathburn
Color: Dave McCaig, Dave Stewart
Letterer: Rus Wooton, Pat Brosseau, Tillie Walden

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Clementine Debuts and Rick Grimes Returns in Skybound X #1

Image and Skybound have revealed a first look at Skybound X #1, featuring two of the biggest The Walking Dead stories ever – the first comic book appearance of Clementine (the star of the bestselling video game series Telltale’s The Walking Dead) and the return of “Rick Grimes 2000 “(which originally debuted in the now-iconic The Walking Dead #75). The debut issue of this hotly-anticipated weekly event series debuts in July, featuring superstar creators Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, Tillie Walden, James HarrenChris Dingess, and Matthew Roberts.

In addition to new The Walking Dead stories, this extra-length issue features all-new stories from some of Skybound’s most acclaimed series ever, including Ultramega and Manifest Destiny.

If you want to know what to expect in Skybound’s next 10 years, it all starts here with a celebration of the past, present…and the FUTURE!

Skybound X #1  will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, July 7:

  • Skybound X #1 Cover A by Ryan Ottley (Diamond Code MAY210037)
  • Skybound X #1 Cover B by James Harren (Diamond Code MAY210038)
  • Skybound X #1 Cover C by Tillie Walden (Diamond Code MAY210039)
  • Skybound X #1 Cover D by Charlie Adlard (Diamond Code MAY210040)
  • Skybound X #1 Cover E Blank Sketch Cover (Diamond Code MAY210041)
  • Skybound X #1 Cover F 1:10 Incentive Cover by James Harren (Diamond Code APR219065)
  • Skybound X #1 Cover G 1:10 Incentive Cover by Tillie Walden (Diamond Code APR219066)
  • Skybound X #1 Cover H 1:10 Incentive Cover by Charlie Adlard (Diamond Code APR219067)
  • Skybound X #1 Cover I 1:25 Incentive Cover by Ryan Ottley (Diamond Code APR219068)

Image and Skybound Launches Skybound X, a Weekly Series featuring New Stories with Rick Grimes and the First Appearance of Clementine

Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment will launch a five-issue, limited comic book series, Skybound X. This exciting comic event will feature iconic characters such as The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes, Telltale’s The Walking Dead’s Clementine, and more Skybound favorites. Heavy hitter creators including Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, Tillie Walden, Donny Cates, Joshua Williamson, Chip Zdarsky, James Harren, and Daniel Warren Johnson will contribute stories from the best Skybound series past, present, and future.

Each oversized, weekly issue will kick off with a chapter from “Rick Grimes 2000“, a story originally introduced in the back of The Walking Dead issue 75 and reuniting the Invincible team Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley. In addition, all-new series with brand new comic book characters will debut throughout. The first new comic book character featured will be Clementine, the star of the bestselling video game Telltale’s The Walking Dead. Skybound X will also include new stories from the worlds of Assassin Nation, Excellence, and Manifest Destiny.

Skybound X will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play, starting with issue #1 on Wednesday, July 7, 2021:

SKYBOUND X #1
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN, TILLE WALDEN, JAMES HARREN & CHRIS DINGESS 
ART: RYAN OTTLEY, TILLIE WALDEN, JAMES HARREN & MATTHEW ROBERTS 
COVER A: RYAN OTTLEY (Diamond Code MAY210037)
COVER B: JAMES HARREN (Diamond Code MAY210038)
COVER C: TILLIE WALDEN (Diamond Code MAY210039)
COVER D: CHARLIE ADLARD (Diamond Code MAY210040)
COVER E: BLANK SKETCH COVER (Diamond Code MAY210041)
JULY 7 / 52 PAGES / FULL COLOR / M / $4.99

Celebrate a sensational 10 years of Skybound with a cavalcade of your favorite creators for all-new stories of your favorite series past, present and future! Each issue of this oversized, weekly series will kick off with a new chapter of a serialized THE WALKING DEAD story—RICK GRIMES 2000—by Robert Kirkman & Ryan Ottley!  

In addition, we’ll be debuting all-new series and characters every issue, starting with the First Appearance of the most requested WALKING DEAD character of all-time: Clementine, star of the bestselling Telltale’s The Walking Dead video game series! 

Did we mention new ULTRAMEGA and MANIFEST DESTINY stories?! If you want to know what to expect in Skybound’s next 10 years, it all starts here!  

SKYBOUND X #2 
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN, CHIP ZDARKSKY, DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON, IRMA KNIIVILA & TRI VUONG 
ART: RYAN OTTLEY, RAMON K. PEREZ, DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON, TRI VUONG & IRMA KNIIVILA 
COVER A: CLIFF RATHBURN (Diamond Code MAY210042)
COVER B: ANDREI BRESSAN (Diamond Code MAY210043)
COVER C: TRI VUONG & IRMA KNIIVILA (Diamond Code MAY210044)
JULY 14 / 44 PAGES / FULL COLOR / M / $4.99

The second chapter of the wildest WALKING DEAD story ever–RICK GRIMES 2000! Plus, the debut of a major new STILLWATER character, a rip-roaring MURDER FALCON throwdown, and the First Appearance of EVERYDAY HERO MACHINE BOY! 

SKYBOUND X #3 
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, KYLE STARKS 
ART: RYAN OTTLEY, ANDREI BRESSAN, ERICA HENDERSON, CORY WALKER 
COVER A: ARTHUR ADAMS (Diamond Code MAY210045)
COVER B: CORY WALKER (Diamond Code MAY210046)
COVER C: ERICA HENDERSON (Diamond Code MAY210047)
COVER D: DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON (Diamond Code MAY210048)
JULY 21 / 44 PAGES / FULL COLOR / M / $4.99

The third chapter of RICK GRIMES 2000! Plus, a surprising coda to the BIRTHRIGHT saga, a spotlight on ASSASSIN NATION fan-favorite, F*ck Tarkington, and the latest installment of the greatest genius canine adventurer, SCIENCE DOG! 

SKYBOUND X #4 
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN, DONNY CATES, BRANDON THOMAS, MAIRGHRED SCOTT 
ART: RYAN OTTLEY, LISANDRO ESTHERREN, KHARY RANDOLPH, PABLO TUNICA 
COVER A: CHARLIE ADLARD (Diamond Code MAY210049)
COVER B: KHARY RANDOLPH (Diamond Code MAY210050)
COVER C: PABLO TUNICA (Diamond Code MAY210051)
JULY 28 / 44 PAGES / FULL COLOR / M / $4.99

The fourth chapter of RICK GRIMES 2000! Plus, new REDNECK and EXCELLENCE stories, and the First Appearance of SEA SERPENT’S HEIR!  

SKYBOUND X #5 
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN, KYLE STARKS & SEAN MACKIEWICZ 
ART: RYAN OTTLEY, JASON HOWARD, CHRIS SCHWEIZER & NIKO WALTER 
COVER A: DAVID FINCH (Diamond Code MAY210052)
COVER B: CHRIS SCHWEIZER (Diamond Code MAY210053)
COVER C: JASON HOWARD (Diamond Code MAY210054)
AUGUST 4 / 44 PAGES / FULL COLOR / M / $4.99

RICK GRIMES 2000 concludes! Plus, new THE SIX SIDEKICKS OF TRIGGER KEATON and GASOLINA stories! ALSO, something COMPLETELY NEW from ROBERT KIRKMAN & JASON HOWARD! SECRETS!

The Final Four Image Variants

Image Comics has revealed the final 4 of 15 tribute variants planned for February’s 25th anniversary theme month to round out the full list of “tribute covers” celebrating the legendary cover images from throughout the Image’s history.

The newly revealed tribute variants include: Sean Lewis & Hayden Sherman’s The Few #2 commemorating Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta’s East of West #1Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni’s Manifest Destiny #26 commemorating Jonathan Layman & Rob Guillory’s Chew #1, Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s Monstress #10 commemorating Todd McFarlane’s Spawn #1, and Outcast by Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta #25 commemorating Rob Liefeld’s Brigade #1.

Each month of Image’s 25th year will announce a list of special themed anniversary variants, which will begin to hit shelves on Wednesday, February 1st—the exact date of Image Comics’ founding in 1992, and the date of this year’s “Image Comics Day.”

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Manifest Destiny maps out all-new story arc Sasquatch

Writer Chris Dingess and artist Matthew Roberts return with their biggest Manifest Destiny story yet, the 6-issue “Sasquatch” arc, featuring America’s most legendary monster. The adventure begins this May from Image/Skybound Entertainment.

Previously, deep in America’s heartland, Lewis & Clark’s expedition lead to the discovery of a civilization unlike any they—or anyone else on Earth—had yet encountered, and it pushed their men to the brink of mutiny.

In Manifest Destiny #19, readers return to the story as Lewis and Clark pick up the trail of the legendary Sasquatch, AKA Bigfoot. Huge pieces of the series’ mythology will be revealed by arc’s end.

Manifest Destiny #19 Cover A by Roberts and Gieni (Diamond Code MAR160544) and Cover B by Harren (Diamond Code MAR160545) hit stores on Wednesday, May 18th. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, April 25th.

MANIFEST DESTINY #19 Cover A MANIFEST DESTINY #19 Cover B

Preview: Manifest Destiny #15

Manifest Destiny #15

Story By: Chris Dingess
Art By: Matthew Roberts
Art By: Owen Gieni
Cover By: Matthew Roberts
Cover By: Owen Gieni
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JAN150693
Published: June 17, 2015

Lost in America’s heartland, the expedition strikes a bargain with new friends, and encounters a strange visitor that’s like nothing else on Earth…

ManifestDestiny15_Cover

Preview: Manifest Destiny #14

Manifest Destiny #14

Story By: Chris Dingess
Art By: Matthew Roberts
Art By: Owen Gieni
Cover By: Matthew Roberts
Cover By: Owen Gieni
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: DEC140742
Published: April 22, 2015

One of the crew goes missing as the men make first contact with an unbelievable new civilization…

ManifestDestiny14_Cover

Preview: Manifest Destiny #13

Manifest Destiny #13

Story By: Chris Dingess
Art By: Matthew Roberts
Art By: Owen Gieni
Cover By: Matthew Roberts
Cover By: Owen Gieni
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: NOV140663
Published: February 18, 2015

NEW STORY ARC! Venturing deeper into the heartland, the expedition discovers another arch, which can only signal new trouble, while Sacagawea experiences complications with her pregnancy…

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Review: Manifest Destiny #12

md12Definitely one of the most bizarre series in recent times has to be Manifest Destiny.  The usual frontier myths of Lewis and Clark are replaced with horror based stories focused on the things that they never reported back about.  So far in this series, the story has focused on the individual challenges of the team, be that the zombifying fungus or the collection of unusual monsters.  While the series has been big on suspense as the crew tries to figure out solutions to the dangerous dilemmas, it has also been relatively short on answers.  In this issue the team finally stop for a break, this time at an Indian village, and have a relatively uninterrupted chance to mend their wounds.  Of course, even at that things are not what they seem, but at least the crew is ready for more adventures at the end of this issue.

What this break does is that it allows the series to finally give a bit of a background to its stories.  Lewis specifically is shown as he is recruited by President Jefferson.  Once again traditional history is thrown on its side as the president reveals something from the Louisiana purchase which no one else had ever known about, the skull of a cyclops. While this provides some of the background for Lewis and Clark, there is also some added background for Sacagawea, though added only through some revelation of her personal reasons for aiding the group.  While it is not historical, it fits into the story line in the series, as it provides some reasoning to her actions thus far.

With a bit more background, this series is headed off once again into the wildernesses, against its unexpected foes, and while this issue does not contain the action and thrills that have been a hallmark of this series so far, it does give it a better center as finally the motivations behind the major characters are better understood.  Equally the challenges ahead in the coming issues are still evident, even as the elder in the small village explains something about some of the mysteries.  This compact issue does what has been needed for this series, and gives the reader more to ponder about as the crew head further into the continent.

Story: Chris Dingess Art: Matthew Roberts and Owen Gieni
Story: 8.3 Art: 8.2 Overall: 8.2 Recommendation: Read

Image provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.  

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