Skybound has announced the next project from The Walking Dead and Invincible scribe Robert Kirkman — Oblivion Song, co-created with artist Lorenzo De Felici. Joining the duo on the project are colorist Annalisa Leoni, letterer Rus Wooton and editor Sean Mackiewicz.
Here’s how Skybound describes the project: “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?”
“It is something that is interesting to me about modern life,” Kirkman told Polygon. “We’re pretty much constantly at war, but because it’s not covered on the news at all times we don’t really — I, honestly, I meet soldiers and I meet veterans but there’s no one in my life that is a soldier. I don’t know a cousin or a relative or anybody that’s over there. So it’s something that’s oddly and uncomfortably separate from my everyday life. That’s something that I think is an odd thing to explore. How is it that we as human beings are so capable of ignoring profound things that are going on in the world?
“And every now and then a monster knocks a guy off a building and it’s a cool fight scene,” he concluded, with humor.
Check out the trailer and preview art below.