Robert Kirkman has announced his first new comic book series since 2014’s Outcast. March brings Image Comics and Skybound’s Oblivion Song written by Kirkman with art by Lorenzo De Felici. The series will be De Felici’s first interior work for an American comic book series. His cover art has featured on Sybound titles such as The Walking Dead, Redneck, Invincible, Kill the Minotaur, Manifest Destiny and Birthright. The creative team on the series includes colorist Annalisa Leoni, letterer Rus Wooton and editor Sean Mackiewicz, Skybound’s Senior Vice President, Editor in Chief.
The official synopsis of the series is as follows:
A decade ago 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them but after many years they gave up. Nathan Cole… won’t. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those lost, alone and afraid, living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe… Nathan is looking for something else? Why can’t he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?
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Oblivion Song is scheduled to debut in March and stars an agent named Nathan Cole, who retrieves people who have been left behind in an alternate dimension named Oblivion. According to Skybound, it falls tonally somewhere between Kirkman’s famous creations The Walking Dead and Invincible, with The Walking Dead representing the more bleak and depressing end of the spectrum, and Invincible being more fun and hopeful (at times, at least).