“Spoiler alert!!! This book is GREAT!” —Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE)
“What a fun and energetic love letter to the golden age of fighting games!” —Tri Vuong (EVERYDAY HERO MACHINE BOY)
LOS ANGELES 03/21/2023 — Fists, family, and video game-infused fighting—all that and more is promised in Arcade Kings. Today Skybound debuted a brand-new trailer for the hotly anticipated prestige limited series by creator/writer/artist Dylan Burnett (Cosmic Ghost Rider, Ant-Man), colorists Walter Baiamonte and Sara Antonellini, and letterer AndWorld Design.
The epic new trailer grants a sneak peek at Joe, the best player at the Round House arcade. Everyone wants to knock him off the leaderboard, but he always wins. However, his undefeated streak faces its biggest threat yet when a new fighter with ties to Joe’s past challenges him to his most physical battle yet!
The trailer can be viewed right here.
Arcade Kings #1 debuts this May with main cover art from series artist and colorist Dylan Burnett and Walter Baiamonte, along with an open to order variant from Corey Lewis. The series will also feature a 1:10 “Fighting Game” Incentive Variant program by Jordan Gibson and a 1:25 “Limited Color” Incentive Variant program featuring the main cover inks by Dylan Burnett.
Arcade Kings #1 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
Official Arcade Kings #1 Synopsis:
Joe, a mysterious new face in Infinity City, has suddenly become the hottest new player at the Round House arcade. Anyone can challenge him, but no one can win. Joe’s secret past is about to catch up to him when his most formidable challenge yet rolls into town, forcing Joe to combo his powers with a joystick, his fists... and his fighting family legacy.
For more info and updates, visit www.skybound.com.
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Led by Skybound Entertainment co-founder Robert Kirkman, Skybound Comics is an award-winning imprint of Image Comics and promotes a shared vision to collaborate with top and emerging talent across the comics industry. The Skybound publishing slate includes acclaimed series such as The Walking Dead, Invincible, Ultramega, Stillwater, Fire Power, and Excellence, while also delivering powerful licensed comics, including a partnership with LEGO Books. It is also home to Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult and Middle Grade audiences, launching in June 2022 with Clementine Book One, by award-winning writer/artist Tillie Walden and set in the world of The Walking Dead. Skybound has seen numerous comics series adapted for the screen, including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur and Outcast, with more projects in development.
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