Robert Kirkman‘s Invincible is just another one of his comic book properties that are heading to TV. Although, this one will be just a little bit different as it is being designed as an animated series. Still, that doesn’t make it any less interesting, as noted by the stellar voice cast. New reports say that Steven Yeun, who had a starring role in The Walking Dead, the the AMC television show adapted from Kirkman’s comic book series, has landed the lead voice role. And he’s not alone. The actor will be joined by J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen, Mark Hamill, and so many more. More on the report below.
Robert Kirkman‘s comic book series Invincible is the story of a teenager whose father is the most powerful superhero in the world, and the struggles he endures while navigating regular life with the onset of his own newfound abilities. The series may have come to its definitive conclusion back in February of this year, but as its name suggests, the titular character and the world he inhabits will live on – just in a new medium.
In conjunction with Skybound and Image Comics, Amazon Studios is in the beginning stages of developing an animated series based on the long-running superhero comic. The series will begin with eight episodes, each running an hour long.
With Preacher on AMC, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg already have a comic book adaptation they’re involved with. Robert Kirkman has lots of comic books, two of which have been adapted into TV series: AMC’s mega-hit zombie drama The Walking Dead (not to mention its spinoff Fear the Walking Dead), which are also on AMC, and Outcast on Cinemax.
Now this trio is set to join forces for a new project at Universal Pictures. Rogen and Goldberg are set to write, direct, and produce a movie adaptation of Kirkman’s second longest-running comic book series behind The Walking Dead, titled Invincible, with Kirkman also producing through his Skybound Entertainment.
In 2003, Robert Kirkman introduced the world to The Walking Dead — the comic book that would go on to spawn the television ratings giant of the same name. But the same year, Kirkman, along with Cory Walker and later Ryan Ottley, also released Invincible at Image Comics — a comic that sports the tagline “The Best Superhero Comic In The Universe.” And let me tell you, this is not far from the truth.
Now Kirkman has announced that the long-running comic will be ending. See when that will be below.
Each and every week, I, “Agent Mulder!” Henchman 21 and “Agent Scully!” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of March 25, 2015. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
Well, looks like it’s going to be a trade and graphic novel heavy list this week, as we looks at a stack of new books from Image, Marvel, Top Shelf, and maybe some others. Okay, and maybe I’ll throw in a few single issues just for fun. You never know what will happen on The GoD List!