Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mystery Builds in Outcast


From all accounts, Robert Kirkman is pretty popular. In fact, word has it that when he took the floor at SDCC, he was mobbed at every turn, no doubt much like something he would write. Where people shamble towards him with the intent of swarming him and getting a piece of the action. Turns out though, he writes about more than just Walkers and his latest work Outcast (alongside Azaceta) is all the rage, with the second issue being rushed to a second printing. The first new series written by Kirkman himself in years, this demonic possession-focused horror comic builds on the mystery and mounting terror in its second issue and has hooked fans of classic horror. Fox International Channels announced late last week that Cinemax has green lit the pilot for Outcast.

Still reeling from the revelations of issue #1, Kyle Barnes is faced with the implications of what he’s learned about demonic possession and the time during his childhood when his mother was possessed by evil. Kyle must put the pieces together and uncover the truth behind why he seems to attract darkness and demonic activity at every corner.

Outcast #2 remains available for purchase across all platforms, including the Image Comics website, the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android and Google Play. The second printing of the second issue ((Diamond Code JUN148240)) will be available August 27, alongside the third issue ((Diamond Code JUN140563).

Full press release below.
THE MYSTERY BUILDS IN
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA
The second issue of Robert Kirkman’s hot new horror series
sells out immediately, goes to 2nd printing to meet demand


“Whether you're a fan of things that go bump in the night or just someone who likes good comics, you can't do much better than Outcast [by Kirkman & Azaceta].” —IGN
On track to match the worldwide success of THE WALKING DEAD, the second issue of Skybound/Image Comics’ OUTCAST BY ROBERT KIRKMAN & PAUL AZACETA has sold out completely and is slated for a second printing. The first new series written by Kirkman himself in years, this demonic possession-focused horror comic builds on the mystery and mounting terror in its second issue and has hooked fans of classic horror and the entertainment phenomenon THE WALKING DEAD. Robert Kirkman and Fox International Channels announced late last week that Cinemax has green lit the pilot for Outcast. More news regarding casting and production to follow in the upcoming weeks.

Still reeling from the revelations of issue #1, Kyle Barnes is faced with the implications of what he’s learned about demonic possession and the time during his childhood when his mother was possessed by evil. Kyle must put the pieces together and uncover the truth behind why he seems to attract darkness and demonic activity at every corner.

After the momentum-building, successful launch of OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1, readers snapped up this second issue to unravel more of the mystery behind Kyle’s nature. The issue will go into a second printing in order to meet customer demand. For fans of digital editions, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #2 remains available for purchase across all platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

This second printing of OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #2 (Diamond Code JUN148240) will be available on 8/27.

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #3 (Diamond Code JUN140563) will hit shelves on 8/27.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
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, 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
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman's creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super DinosaurThief of Thieves, and Clone as well asGhostedWitch Doctor and Invincible Universe. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games (The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound's successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Deadand all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com.

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