Update July 11: Next up is Duel. The sword-wielder has his face completely covered, unlike the other two we've seen so far. Duel's tagline is, "I'll fight for you, I'll kill for you, I do everything I'm asked... but what's in it for me? Seems like these "heroes," if that's what they are, are having some pretty big crises of faith in what they're doing with their skills. More soon, we hope! Update July 8: A second teaser was released today with the tagline "You've taken my future and made it nothing more than your past, how can I live with that?" This one's name is "Bo" in the filename, where yesterday was "Bowen." As we continue to see the cast of the story revealed in these teasers, we'll continue to share with you! Original Story: As the shipping date fast approaches for The Infinite #1 from the superstar team of Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld, the marketing for the book ramps up as well. Today, courtesy of Image Comics, we have a new teaser image by Liefeld, plus the official announcement and first look at the variant cover to the first issue by another superstar, Leniel Yu! Take a look at the pretty pictures, and see the official release below. Berkeley, CA – 6 July 2011 – Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment are proud to announce a new variant cover for the debut issue of Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD) and Rob Liefeld's (YOUNGBLOOD) new collaboration, THE INFINITE! Artist Leinil Francis Yu (Secret Invasion, Wolverine) provides dynamic and colorful new cover art for this exciting science fiction story from two of the industry's most popular creators. Several other special covers will be available for THE INFINITE #1, featuring artwork provided by no less than Image partner and SPAWN creator Todd McFarlane, another variant by Liefeld, and a blank variant perfect for sketches and signatures!
THE INFINITE #1 (JUN110473), a 32-page full-color sci-fi comic for $2.99, will be in stores August 3, 2011. THE INFINITE #1 LEINIL YU VAR (MAY118299) and the other variant covers are available for order now.Yu Variant ABOUT ROBERT KIRKMAN
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 (SuperPatriot 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, helmed by Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd, 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 http://www.skyboundent.com/.
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, 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.comGot a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!