Robert Kirkman (The Strolling Useless) couldn’t say a lot concerning the beloved Skybound/Telltale Video games character many feared useless on the finish of 2019s The Strolling Useless recreation, however did tease at a potential future for her on the Skybound Leisure digital New York Metropolis Comedian Con panel on Sunday. “Presumably there’s something within the works with Clementine in some type. We’ll simply should see.”
Kirkman was joined by Senior Vice President Shawn Kirkham to rejoice Skybound’s 10-year anniversary with some teasers about what’s new and subsequent for the leisure firm. The 2 opened the panel by joking concerning the awkwardness of internet hosting a conference on-line. Kirkman stated “You realize what this yr sucks and we’re doing our greatest to get via it, so we’re gonna do these digital issues to assist get us alongside and we’re all gonna prefer it.”
The 2 dove into Skybound’s latest string of successes and new releases together with The Strolling Useless Deluxe and Hearth Energy.
Launched on October 7, 2020, The Strolling Useless Deluxe is a celebration of the comedian that kicked off the worldwide zombie empire. The unique sequence started on October 3, 2003 and lately accomplished its epic run with The Strolling Useless #193. TWD Deluxe is being launched as a single subject expertise in full shade for the primary time. It won’t be collected in commerce paperback, which suggests followers must accumulate every subject because it comes out. Starting in November, The Strolling Useless Deluxe will launch two points every month. Kirkman says the comedian can even characteristic substantial backmatter goodies that element the method behind every subject’s creation.
The Strolling Useless’s authentic sequence artist Charlie Adlard is offering covers for the primary six points together with artist Arthur Adams (Batman). Kirkman says the Adams covers are connecting and have new characters. He joked about needing an even bigger wall for displaying the deliberate fifty-cover sequence. Dave McCaig is teaming up with Kirkman to do recolors together with extra variant covers from Julian Totino Tedesco (Hawkeye).
Though the lengthy operating The Strolling Useless TV sequence will probably be ending after season 11 wraps in 2022, Kirkman sought to assuage followers’ anxiousness. Halfway via the panel he stated the present and its beloved characters aren’t going “anyplace anytime quickly.” He talked about his pleasure for seeing what else is in retailer for characters Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), a nod in direction of Skybound’s lately introduced fourth Strolling Useless TV sequence starring Reedus and McBride. The unnamed spin-off is scheduled to seem on AMC someday in 2023.
On Thursday, the primary teaser trailer for the Amazon Prime animated sequence Invincible was launched. The hour-long grownup drama relies on the comedian by Kirkman about 17-year-old-superhero Mark Grayson and the remainder of the superhero squad often called the Guardians of the Globe. The animated sequence will discover what occurs when Mark Grayson finds out his dad, and strongest superhero on the planet Omni-Man, is probably not as heroic as he appears. Talking concerning the present, Shawn Kirkham says “The solid on the present is likely one of the finest voice casts I’ve ever seen on any present up to now.”
The Invincible solid contains many Strolling Useless alumni in addition to Steven Yeun as Mark Grayson, J.Okay. Simmons as Omni-Man, and Sandra Oh as Debbie Grayson. Star Trek: The Subsequent Era actor Michael Dorn will play fan favourite character Battle Beast. The sequence will premiere on Prime Video in 2021.
The panel turned again to comics with speak of Kirkman’s newest sequence Hearth Energy with artist Chris Samnee (Daredevil). The Skybound/Picture sequence has been heating up comedian outlets for the reason that prelude OGN was launched in July. Hearth Energy follows Owen Johnson, a Chinese language-American man who goes to China to search out out extra about his beginning mother and father. Johnson finally ends up discovering the traditional energy of fireball throwing at a Shaolin temple. The martial arts pushed fantasy is simply on subject #4, however Kirkman says he and Samnee are busy collaborating on subject #14. Whereas Kirkman was tight-lipped on the precise course of the story, he did say the sequence is resulting in some monumental occasions.
Kirkham and Kirkman coated a number of different new media ventures Skybound is pursuing within the upcoming yr. They embrace translating the supernatural thriller comedian Gasolina by Sean Mackiewicz and Niko Walker right into a narrative podcast for Audible, with full recordings in Spanish and English. A number of different narrative podcasts have been additionally introduced as a part of Skybound’s partnership with Audible in August. Skybound can be wrapping up their first comedian e-book Kickstarter, Ava’s Demon. The favored science fiction fantasy webcomic by Michelle Czajkowski Fus will probably be collected and printed as a hardcover quantity for the primary time.
The panel wrapped with Shawn Kirkham directing followers to tune in for Skybound XPO: Halloween. The dwell streamed occasion begins on October 30, 2020.