• 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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Shawn Kirkham Answers 7 Questions with Sina Grace

For this week’s “Seven Questions” segment, I wanted to give you all a little more inside information about one of our behind-the-scenes peeps, Shawn Kirkham!  You’ve seen a ton of his posts on the site, and probably had a great experience with him at conventions. Shawn works as our Director of Business Development here at Skybound HQ.  You wanna know how that goes?  Read below!

1- First off, Shawn, tell us your background.  How did you get into the comics industry? 

 I’ve been a lifelong fan of two things: music and comics.  Well… also Lego and cupcakes, but that’s another story.  Anyway, I was lucky enough to spend eight years working at major record labels here in Los Angeles.  Then a few years ago, one of my closest friends (thanks Sina) asked if I wanted to volunteer at SDCC for Skybound.  I of course said yes, and after working a year’s worth of conventions for free, Robert and JJ asked if I wanted to make the jump from music to comics.  My answer was yes, and here I am working in a dream job.    

2- Business Development—what is that? 

That’s a great question, and I’m still trying to figure it out myself.  Basically I wear many hats here at Skybound. I do marketing, licensing, social media, product development, a little of everything. 

3- Knowing that you do conventions, which is your favorite? Are you more of a small show guy, or do you like the intensity that is San Diego Comic-Con?

I absolutely love SDCC. There’s nothing quite like it in the world.  It is completely overwhelming and so much fun. But it’s the smaller shows like Image Expo that I truly love.  Being able to easily walk around and meet new artists is the best part.  I found one of my favorite new artists at Image Expo: Hainanu Saulque, check his stuff out at www.nooligan.com.

4- Speaking of art… How do you balance upholding quality and artistry in what clearly is a “More! More! More!” Walking Dead market? 

That’s a pretty easy thing to do when you’re working with Robert.  He has a very keen eye and a great business sense.  We’re all fans and collectors, so we know what types of products we’d want to buy and what we wouldn’t.  If it falls into the latter category, then we won’t do it.

5- I’m still waiting for high-end Walking Dead jackets.  Just saying.  You’ve been here over a year now, how has the position evolved for you? 

I think I’m the one doing the evolving. It’s kind of like that scene in Prometheus when the black liquid dripped into the pond and those snake things came out, and then they became those other things, but weren’t the things that we thought they would be.  But then at the end of the film, they were sort of what we expected, but not really.  It’s just like that. 

6-I seriously cannot believe you just referenced Prometheus… maybe I fell in love with you a little more. Okay, we all have proud moments/ labors of love here at the office- mine being the Michonne action figure, and The Walking Dead: The Covers- what are yours? 

By the way, I love that Michonne SDCC exclusive.  The poncho kills it!  I have so many things that I’m proud here at Skybound.  I’d have to say that the proudest moment was seeing some of our SDCC booth workers participate in The Walking Dead Escape after working a full 12 hour day on the con floor.  The fact that they were completely excited and energized after running away from zombies for 35 minutes at Petco Park at the end of the night was an amazing thing to behold. 

 7- Alright, you can’t say you worked in the music industry and NOT dish on what’s been playing on the iPod/ radio!

Well, I’m a pretty eclectic music lover.  Currently I’m listening to a hip-hop collective out of Minneapolis called Doomtree.  You can always find some Clutch playing on my iPod (also one of Ryan Ottley’s favorite bands).  And I’ve also been listening to a local LA metal band called Ampora.  These guys are legit.  Oh, and I can’t forget about our Lady Gaga and Katy Perry dance parties in the office.  ;)

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Shawn...you are a cool dude..

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