• A band of survivors struggles to survive after an epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living.

  • Every kid wants superpowers. But not every kid's father is Omni-Man, the greatest superhero the world has ever known. When teenager Mark Grayson finally inherits his dad's abilities, though, he realizes life isn't getting any easier.

  • Thief of Thieves tells the story of Conrad Paulson, the world’s greatest thief, who has set his sights on his own kind. He vows to steal only what’s already been stolen, in an effort to right the great wrongs of his life.

  • Dr. Luke Taylor's perfect life comes to a dramatic halt when an identical, bloodied version of himself arrives at his doorstep with news that he is one of many clones... and they're all after his pregnant wife and their unborn child!

  • Jackson T. Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live...except he's rotting in jail after his last, doomed score. But when a filthy rich collector breaks him out, he's tasked with putting together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: Steal a ghost from a haunted house of horrors!

  • Manifest Destiny follows Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s historic expedition across America, only things might not be quite like you remember from History class...

  • The bruising story of one man's revenge and the dark road he travels.

  • It's a sick world, and Dr. Vincent Morrow's here to treat it. Headhunted into an exciting new career in the black arts after his excommunication from the medical community, Morrow serves the world with both hands -- one in magic, one in medicine -- as earth's protector. Earth's Witch Doctor.

  • The Guardians of the Globe are BACK in an all-new, all-exciting ongoing series! Your favorite heroes - Brit, Outrun, Invincible, Robot, Yeti, Kaboomerang, and more -face new challenges of epic proportions in stories by the all-star team of Phil Hester & Todd Nauck!

  • The Evil Max Maximus wants to get to Inner-Earth! He wants the dinosaurs that live there! He wants the powerful DynOre mineral that originates there! SUPER DINOSAUR and DEREK DYNAMO are the only ones who can stop him!

  • Fight fire with fire. Fight evil with science! Collecting the never before reprinted Science Dog back-up story from INVINCIBLE #75, as well as the ALL-NEW full-length, never-before-seen conclusion of the story!

  • After the Rapture the sole protector of the sinning masses is BATTLE POPE, and his trusty sidekick, Jesus. They're the last line of defense in a world overrun with demons and depravity.

  • When Gary Hampton, corporate CEO, is mauled and left for dead following an attack by a wolf on a family vacation, his life takes a drastic turn! Gary is cursed -when the moon is full he transforms into a beast of the night - a werewolf!

  • Meet Brit, the government's last line of defense when it comes to the really messy parts of keeping the world safe. When super-powered menaces threaten our home soil, send in this one-man killing machine: He's indestructible, unstoppable, and eligible for a senior citizen's discount.

  • Freedom fighter Bowen has lost everything in the war against The Infinite. His only hope is to travel back in time to prevent their world domination before it starts! Bowen can't do this alone, he must turn to the only ally he knows he can trust: HIMSELF.

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Jan312012

Image Expo is Coming!

February is almost upon us. Though it’s the shortest month, it will be a busy month for Skybound, culminating in Image Expo at the month’s end! 

From February 24-February 26, Image will be holding this convention at the Oakland Convention Center to celebrate 20 years of creator-owned comic book publishing, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it. This will be an amazing opportunity to attend panels and workshops with some of the biggest names in comics. Skybound’s own Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley will both be there, along with Image Partners  Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino and Founders Rob Liefeld and Whilce Portacio.

Tickets are for sale at http://www.imagecomicexpo.com/registration/.

For the next few weeks, we here at Skybound.com are going to be your source for everything Robert Kirkman and Skybound related that's happening at Image Expo.  Be sure to keep checking back for more info!!

We also just got a list of other creators who will be attending, and we couldn’t be more excited!

See Image’s full press release with a list of attendees after the jump:

IMAGE EXPO ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS

Bay Area Comic Book Convention Features Today's Best Creators

Berkeley, CA – 31 January 2011 -- IMAGE EXPO, the one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics and celebrating creator-owned comics, is announcing many new guests! Joining the Image Comics partners Robert KirkmanErik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino and Image founders Rob Liefeld and Whilce Portacio, are the following stars of creator-owned comics.

Ed Brubaker, writer of FATALE, Image Comics' new best-selling horror noir series, and Blair Butler, the host of G4's Fresh Ink and 2011's break out writer of HEART, the comic that shows the human side of MMA, have joined the line up. Writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory, co-creators of CHEW, everyone's favorite Eisner Award winning gross-out detective comic will also be there. Add to that rising star Nick Spencer, the writer behind such hits as MORNING GLORIES, FORGETLESS, Ultimate Comics: X-Men, and soon Robert Kirkman's THIEF OF THIEVES, and IMAGE EXPO already has a solid line up!

But that's not all! Some of the other guests at IMAGE EXPO include:

Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Runaways, SAGA)

Edwin Huang (SKULLKICKERS)

Eric Shanower (AGE OF BRONZE)

Fiona Staples (SAGA)

Jay Faerber (Ringer, DYNAMO 5, NEAR DEATH)

Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men, MIND THE GAP)

Jim Zubkavich (SKULLKICKERS)

Jimmie Robinson (BOMBQUEEN)

Joe Casey (Ben 10, BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER, HAUNT)

Joe Keatinge (POPGUN, GLORY, HELL YEAH)

Jonathan Hickman (THE NIGHTLY NEWS, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS)

Joshua Fialkov (ECHOES, THE LAST OF THE GREATS, I, Vampire)

Keu Cha (MAGDALENA)

Kurtis Wiebe (INTREPIDS, GREEN WAKE, PETER PANZERFAUST)

Larry Marder (BEANWORLD)

Marat Mychaels (BLINDSIDE)

Richard Starkings (Comicraft, ELEPHANTMEN)

Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE)

IMAGE EXPO is a three-day celebration of creator-owned comics happening at the Oakland Convention Center, and Northern California's premier comic con experience in 2012. The Berkeley-based publisher will be filling the demand for a 2012 Bay Area comic book convention that was left unfulfilled when WonderCon announced their temporary relocation to Anaheim, California. The three-day event takes place at the Oakland Convention Center in the heart of the bustling nightlife and restaurant center of downtown Oakland, CA on February 24-25-26.

Experience the creativity of the men and women making the best creator owned comics in America at this one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics! 

There are still some opportunities to be part of IMAGE EXPO available, but space is going fast, so sign up for your exhibitor or artist alley space today! Contact info@ImageComicExpo.com for more information about how to exhibit or sign up for press passes. For more information about the show, visit www.imagecomicexpo.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.com.

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