‘Arcade Kings’ ascends to the throne at Skybound in May

Dylan Burnett writes and draws a new series about ‘video game infused fighting’ that kicks off in May.

Dylan Burnett‘s new project promises to introduce a world of “fists, family, and video game infused fighting that will leave you speechless.” Skybound will publish Arcade Kings, which is written and drawn by Burnett beginning in May.

Burnett will be joined by colorists Walter Baiamonte and Sara Antonellini on the series.

“Get ready to rumble! I cannot wait for readers to get their hands on Arcade Kings,” said Amanda LaFranco, editor at Skybound. “Along with some incredible action and unique characters, Dylan has been able to weave a compelling story about family, brotherhood, and going all-in for the people you love. But really, it’s just flat-out fun! Both Walter and Sara’s colors are elevating each page with a vibrancy and emotion that’s inspired by our favorite classic arcade games, but for any fan of epic fights and general awesomeness.”

Here’s how Skybound describes the series:

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.

Sharknife creator Corey Lewis drew the variant cover for the first issue:

Burnett is probably best known for his work at Marvel, where he worked on Cosmic Ghost Rider, X-Force, Ant-Man and other titles. He also co-created Interceptor and its sequel Reactor with writer Donny Cates.

Arcade Kings #1 arrives in stores May 17.

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