• 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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Tuesday
Nov122013

Interview with Manifest Destiny's Matthew Roberts

 
Manifest Destiny debuts tomorrow (preview here) and to mark the occasion we conducted an interview with the man behind the pencil: Matt Roberts! If you think about it, Matt is actually one of the Skybounders with the longest history, having worked with Robert ALLLLL the way back in the Battle Pope days. We're beyond excited that he's drawing for us again and his skills are on a whole new level. Manifest is gorgeous. Here's our brief interview with the super amazing Matthew Roberts: 

What's the most interesting or exciting part about illustrating Manifest Destiny?

Aside from the Monsters themselves it's fun bending the rest of the world around them. Like, if we have huge monsters roaming about, what would a fort have to look like in order to be a safe refuge and not be made of steel and concrete? Figuring that stuff out is fun. 

 

How did you start the design process for some of the stranger creature in this book, like the buffalotaur?

Lots of anatomy reference. Looking at bull anatomy and smashing a human torso between it's neck and shoulders. Then having fun with hair styles.

 

Are there any particular challenges you've encountered working on Manifest (time period fashions and weapons for example)?

I bought a whole book on Corps of Discovery fashion and equipment. It was cool to learn how put together they probably were at the beginning of the journey. Military issued clothing for most things. Not a lot of raccoon hats and tasseled buckskins at the start (although I couldn't resist tossing a few of those things in). We'll meet a few characters soon that aren't so put together and as the journey continues things will start to roughen up. Also - there are a lot of weird little parts to a flintlock gun. 

 

How has it been working with Chris Dingess? 

Chris has been fantastic. He's let me kind of do my thing and is always supportive of how I interpret his script. On the few occasions were I've asked to bend the scene details a bit one way or the other he's been very trusting. I think we both have a similar take on the material - honoring the time and place of the story, but allowing things to go off the rails when the big monsters show up.

 

Do you have any specific design inspirations you drew on for Manifest Destiny?

Although a lot of the action so far is on land, they're traveling by boat. Chris mentioned Master and Commander during one of our initial conversations and that's always stuck in my head. That and old Disney frontier, folk hero films. Davey Crockett on a boat. Aside from that it's mostly just the reference material I find. I found out that some of the French frontier forts had vertical log houses. That complicated my life for a bit.

 

Who's art are you really enjoying these days? 

My 1st comic crushes were Art Adams and Mike Mignola and they still continue to blow me away. Matteo Scalera can make a speck of dust look like it's going to jump through the page at you. Ryan Ottley, Cory Walker, Craig Thompson, Becky Cloonan...so much unique talent drawing their asses off these days.

 

Are we treating you OK at Skybound? 

Is this a trick question? Everyone's been fantastic. No kidding.

 

Matt is on Twitter at Shinolahead

 

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