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  • 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!

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  • 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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Aug102012

Leap of Faith

Skybounders,

It is with far too many emotions that I announce my departure from Skybound. As some of you may be aware, I sometimes write and draw my own books.  I aim to do a lot more of that, more often.  The past two and a half years have been an amazing experience, and my choice to leave comes from the same reason I joined up with Kirkman to begin with: creativity.

Robert's short pitch for working at Skybound entailed the following responsibilities: being his editor and tracking schedules, making sure nothing has errors, and working with new talents to publish the most unique and authentic projects in the industry.  The job certainly did deliver: I've now become acquainted with sincerely professional, astounding people in the industry, all of whom get paid to make excellent funny books.  This fascinating experience, however, kept reminding me how much I wanted to do what Kirkman & co were doing.

After so many months, that desire overwhelmed- so much so that without much thought for my own well-being, I told Robert that I needed to move on, and officially give creating comics a shot.  Not an easy thing to say to the guy who is essentially the industry's most talked about personality... but his response was the following:

"I of all people can't be mad at you for wanting to pursue your dreams."

Here I am, about to go full-time with my art duties on a small Image title, The Li'l Depressed Boy, and building on the launch of my own graphic novel, Not My Bag (from Image too!).  None of this would have happened if I didn't see the PHENOMENAL artwork, scripts, notes, and concepts pour in from our Skybound artists. I also don't think I would have the bravery to make this decision if I didn't see how you- Robert's and Skybound's fans- have been so warm and receptive to creator-owned visions.  You all have been truly remarkable to interact with, be it at a convention, in a letters column, and so on.

On that note, I take my leap of faith.  I have no fears that if ever there's a time or a place to do this, it would be now, and at Image Comics- the home of Robert Kirkman, Brian K Vaughan, Todd McFarlane, Nick Spencer, Emi Lenox, Erik Larsen, and so many other visionaries.

Sean Mackiewicz- wunderkind from DC Comics, will be taking over for my duties.  He has big plans for you all.  Be excited.

More on him next week.

Best,

S

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You will be greatly missed, Sina.

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNate Costa

OMG!

You really will be missed. Good luck!!!!

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfishtaco

You will be missed, I sincerely hope you the best of outcomes in your new endeavors!!!

Greetings from Mexico.

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKorpil

NOOO!!! Aww man..you will be missed, but you know what? Congrats on pursuing your dreams man!

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAgent Burgos

NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Sigh. Best of luck, buddy!

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

Dude, good luck! and you're hilarious. Gonna miss you but not really if you're gonna come up with awesome stuff!!!

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoff Q

Good luck! I can't wait for the graphic novel and LDB has been a fav of mine since the preview in Invincible!

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Keyz

Can't wait to check out your stuff!
Good luck!

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave

I want my sunglasses back!

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrisBagu

Congratulations, Sina! This can only be a good thing.

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Hennessey

Sina, I'll be sorry to see you go, but I'm excited for you that you're taking the leap of faith and pursuing your ideals. One of the reasons I started buying the comic, as opposed to waiting for the TP's, was to see the back and forth you and Robert shared in the letters pages -- always a fun read. :)

If you are ever in the Orlando area, I would love for you to stop by Valencia College. I have a lot of students with awesome dreams who would benefit by knowing you.

Sincerely,
Neal Phillips
English professor at Valencia College

August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNeal Phillips

I love you bb!

August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJazz

Awesome!
i look forward to seeing more goodies from you.
i am sad to see you leave these guys, but it's all good.
-peace

August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJustin Zeh

This is a great loss to SkyBound, but I'm so excited for you, Sina! I know you'll have great success in your new endeavors. Can't wait to check out your new stuff.

August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert P.

sina grace i allways thought u were a chick.

August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZOMBIEEATER !987

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