After three years, The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman has announced an all-new creator-owned comic book series, Oblivion Song. This sci-fi series, produced by Image Comics and Skybound, features artwork by Lorenzo De Felici.
Oblivion Song, slated for release March 2018, follows Agent Nathan Cole who is tasked with retrieving people from an alternate dimension called Oblivion. According to Skybound, this new series combines elements from Kirkman’s famous creations The Walking Dead and Invincible.
The official synopsis reads: “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?”
Oblivion Song will mark Kirkman’s first new comic series since Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta in 2014. Before the first issue was released, a television adaptation for Outcast was already in development ‒ which debuted on Cinemax in June 2016. While no deal for Oblivion Song has been announced yet, it would not come as a surprise given Kirkman’s track record.
His widely successful Walking Dead comic series has been adapted into television, video games and merchandise. Additionally, Invincible is in development as a feature film from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg at Universal Pictures, and Thief of Thieves is in development as a TV series at AMC.
While De Felici artwork has been seen on covers for The Walking Dead, Redneck, Invincible, Kill the Minotaur, Manifest Destiny and Birthright, this will be his first interior work for an American comic series. Assisting Kirkman and De Felici on the series is colorist Annalisa Leoni, letterer Rus Wooton and Skybound’s Senior Vice President-Editor in Chief Sean Mackiewicz.
Oblivion Song #1 is scheduled for release on March 7, 2018.