LOS ANGELES 01/19/2023 – Today Skybound announced the season premiere of Comics Vault Live, the hit monthly livestream from Shawn “Big Clutch” Kirkham, on Thursday, January 26th at 4pm PT (click here to RSVP).
The landmark fourth season of CVL kicks off a year-long 20th anniversary celebration of Invincible and The Walking Dead, with monthly drops from two of the most popular pop culture franchises in the world including both all-new variant covers for Invincible and The Walking Dead from top artists in comics and beyond, along with rare items from the vault.
It all begins with the world-premiere drop of the new variant cover to Invincible #1 from superstar artist Gabriel Picolo (Teen Titans: Raven), debuting in both an ungraded limited edition regular format and a rare ungraded foil variant edition.
Fans will also have a chance to purchase limited edition quantities of The Walking Dead #100 Ryan Ottley Variant Signed by series creator Robert Kirkman (CGC 9.8) and get a copy of the hotly anticipated new Image Comics debut Inferno Girl Red #1 with a new variant cover by DeadSlug.
“The CVL team is excited for what’s in store this coming year,” said Shawn “Big Clutch” Kirkham. “CVL will be dropping variants from amazing artists all year long for the 20th anniversaries of Invincible and The Walking Dead. We can’t wait to share them with all of you.”
Created by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker, Invincible #1 debuted to critical acclaim on January 22, 2003. Soon after, they were joined by artist and contributing creator Ryan Ottley. Throughout its fifteen-year run, Invincible not only continued for a historic 144-issues but also spawned multiple spin-off series’ and even an inter-company crossover with a certain friendly neighborhood superhero. In 2021, the Invincible animated series arrived on Amazon Prime and quickly became one of the most popular new streaming series of the year, earning praise worldwide for its fresh storytelling. With a second season set on the horizon and new comic book projects to be announced, Invincible remains a cornerstone of the pop culture landscape that continues to grow in popularity every year.
About The Walking Dead:
On October 8, 2003, The Walking Dead #1 debuted in comic shops and began a historic run from creator Robert Kirkman that would change the face of pop culture. For nearly sixteen years, The Walking Dead rewrote the rules of comic book storytelling, including its surprise ending at issue #193, and has since expanded to include special one-shots, graphic novels, video games and an unprecedented hit television franchise on the AMC network. The franchise continues to grow in new directions, from the Clementine YA graphic novels by superstar Tillie Walden to dynamic new interactive experiences like The Walking Dead: The Last Mile and further expansion of AMC’s The Walking Dead universe.
ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
Established in 2010, Skybound is a multiplatform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties to create cool stuff and deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to fans. Skybound extends their stories across platforms including comics, television, film, video games, tabletop, books, digital content, audio programming, and beyond. The company is home to critically-acclaimed global franchises including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Superfight, and hit new podcast series Impact Winter.
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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Shannon Meehan | Skybound Entertainment