The ComicsPRO Comic Industry Annual Meeting meeting is taking place this week, returning for the first time in person since 2020. Continuing the coverage of publisher news from the event, today Skybound announced Void Rivals, a new series from the Oblivion Song creative team of Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead) and Lorenzo De Felici (Kroma), along with colorist Matheus Lopes.
Here’s how Skybound describes the series:
In Void Rivals, war rages around the Sacred Ring, where the last remnants of two worlds have collapsed around a black hole in a never-ending war. However, when pilot Darak and his rival Solila both crash on a desolate planet, these two enemies must find a way to escape together. But are they alone on this strange planet? And what dark forces await that threaten the entire universe?
It goes without saying that Kirkman is one of the busiest people in comics right now. But this project has him particularly excited. As he said:
“With every project I do, I’m always trying to challenge myself. One thing I’ve always loved doing is starting small with a story and expanding the depth, scope and stakes as we progress. With Void Rivals we’ll be going bigger than I ever have and at a much faster pace. This project is going to be monumental. I can’t wait for people to see what Lorenzo and I have cooking.”
Artist Lorenzo De Felici added:
“Robert and a sci-fi shipwreck? Quick, feed me popcorn cause my hands are busy drawing!”
Sean Mackiewicz, SVP and Publisher, Skybound Entertainment, teased more to hype up the series:
“Void Rivals might just be the most ambitious new series we’ve ever launched in Skybound history. Robert, Lorenzo, and Matheus are pulling out all the stops to deliver the biggest sci-fi action in comics today. While Invincible captured an entire superhero universe in one comic, Void Rivals aims far beyond that – and we’re excited for fans to discover the surprises that we have in store!”
In addition to a main cover by by De Felici, Void Rivals will feature variant covers by some of the top artists in the industry today that will reveal more about these new characters and their worlds.
Check out the preview art below. Void Rivals #1 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms on Wednesday, June 14th.