Skybound’s Top Secret New Shared Universe Debuts June 2023

LOS ANGELES 04/27/2023 — Today Skybound revealed the variant cover offering for Void Rivals #1, the debut issue of the new comic book series from the iconic Oblivion Song team of Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead) and Lorenzo De Felici (Kroma), along with colorist Matheus Lopes (Step by Bloody Step) and letterer Rus Wooton.


Void Rivals promises to introduce the world to an all-new shared universe with a surprise that won’t be revealed until the first issue arrives in comic book shops on June 14, 2023.


Void Rivals #1 will feature a main cover by De Felici, along with an impressive lineup of variant covers by some of the top artists in the industry today that will reveal more about these new characters and their worlds, including


  • Ethan Young (The Dragon Path) will draw the cover for the rotating cover B variant slot
  • The series will feature three incentive variants:
  • A 1:10 copy incentive for cover C, with issue 1 by Matteo Scalera (Batman)
  • A 1:25 copy incentive for cover D, with issue #1 art by Karen S. Darboe (Bloodline: Daughter of Blade)
  • A 1:50 copy incentive for cover E, with issue #1 art by Jim Cheung (Young Avengers) and colors by Jay David Ramos (Avengers)
  • Cover F will feature a blank sketch cover


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?


Void Rivals #1 (Diamond Codes listed below | $3.99) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, June 14.


The full list of covers is below:

  • Void Rivals #1 Cover A by De Felici (APR230038)
  • Void Rivals #1 Cover B by Young (MAR238214)
  • Void Rivals #1 Cover C (1:10 Copy Incentive) by Scalera (MAR238215)
  • Void Rivals #1 Cover D (1:25 Copy Incentive) by Darboe (MAR238216)
  • Void Rivals #1 Cover E (1:50 Copy Incentive) by Cheung & Ramos (MAR238217)
  • Void Rivals #1 Cover F (Blank Sketch Cover) (MAR238218)

Void Rivals #1 Cover A by De Felici

Void Rivals #1 Cover B by Young

Void Rivals #1 Cover D (1:25 Copy Incentive) by Darboe


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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