The Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman will team with his Oblivion Song collaborator Lorenzo De Felici for a new series, Void Rivals, that kicks off in June — and also kicks off a new shared universe. They’ll be joined on the new series by colorist Matheus Lopes.
“With every project I do, I’m always trying to challenge myself. One thing I’ve always loved doing is starting small with a story and expanding the depth, scope and stakes as we progress,” Kirkman said. “With Void Rivals we’ll be going bigger than I ever have and at a much faster pace. This project is going to be monumental. I can’t wait for people to see what Lorenzo and I have cooking.”
The new series was revealed today during the ComicsPro meeting happening in Pittsburgh:
In Void Rivals, war rages around the Sacred Ring, where the last remnants of two worlds have collapsed around a black hole in a never-ending war. However, when pilot Darak and his rival Solila both crash on a desolate planet, these two enemies must find a way to escape together. But are they alone on this strange planet? And what dark forces await that threaten the entire universe?
Here’s a look at some interior art:
“Void Rivalsmight just be the most ambitious new series we’ve ever launched in Skybound history,” said Sean Mackiewicz, SVP and Publisher, Skybound Entertainment. “Robert, Lorenzo and Matheus are pulling out all the stops to deliver the biggest sci-fi action in comics today. While Invincible captured an entire superhero universe in one comic, Void Rivals aims far beyond that – and we’re excited for fans to discover the surprises that we have in store!”
Look for the first issue of Void Rivals on June 14.