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Battle Beast from ‘Invincible’ returns in ‘Skybound X’ #25

‘Invincible fans should start getting REAL excited for what we’re cooking up together!’ – Robert Kirkman

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Today, Image Comics and Skybound have revealed their anthology series Skybound X is returning with issue #25. The five-issue limited series last summer comes back to celebrate Image Comics’ 30th anniversary with four new series one of which includes a new Invincible universe story. The story will feature writer Robert Kirkman and artist Ryan Ottley returning to the character.

Battle Beast is one of those characters I’m always trying to find a way to write again. Ryan Ottley is an artist I’m always trying to find a way to work with again,” said Robert Kirkman. “Invincible fans should start getting REAL excited for what we’re cooking up together! This 25th issue of Skybound X is going to be the best one yet!”

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Outside of Battle Beast returning, Josh Williamson and Andrei Bressan reunite for a new horror epic Dark Ride.

So what’s Skybound X #25 about?

From the pages of Invincible comes breakout star Battle Beast, reuniting the legendary Invincible team of Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley.

The acclaimed team behind Birthright, Josh Williamson and Andrei Bressan, also reunite to kick off the new horror epic Dark Ride.

Then, discover the first appearance of the savage and beautiful Kroma, from writer/artist Lorenzo De Felici (Oblivion Song).

And finally, Mac Smith masterfully tells the story of how animals battle for survival when all of humanity dies in the post-apocalyptic world of Scurry.

Check out three of the covers, one of which is by Invincible artist Ryan Ottley, below.

Battle Beast from 'Invincible' returns in 'Skybound X' #25 Battle Beast from 'Invincible' returns in 'Skybound X' #25 Battle Beast from 'Invincible' returns in 'Skybound X' #25

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

LOS ANGELES 04/19/2022 — Image Comics and Skybound today announced the return of the hit anthology series Skybound X, following its wildly successful five-issue limited run last summer. In celebration of Image Comics’ 30th anniversary, Skybound X returns with issue #25, embracing the “Images of Tomorrow” legacy by showcasing four all-new series.

The extra-length issue is jam-packed with upcoming comic launches, featuring the monumental return of a widely beloved character and the introduction of unforgettable new ones from some of the most-acclaimed comics talent today.

From the pages of Invincible comes breakout star Battle Beast, reuniting the legendary Invincible team of Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley. The acclaimed team behind Birthright, Josh Williamson and Andrei Bressan, also reunite to kick off the new horror epic Dark Ride. Then, discover the first appearance of the savage and beautiful Kroma, from writer/artist Lorenzo De Felici (Oblivion Song). And finally, Mac Smith masterfully tells the story of how animals battle for survival when all of humanity dies in the post-apocalyptic world of Scurry.

Battle Beast is one of those characters I’m always trying to find a way to write again. Ryan Ottley is an artist I’m always trying to find a way to work with again,” said Kirkman. “Invincible fans should start getting REAL excited for what we’re cooking up together! This 25th issue of Skybound X is going to be the best one yet!”

Skybound X #25 will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

The full list of covers is below:

  • Skybound X #25 CVR A RYAN OTTLEY – Diamond Code MAY220078
  • Skybound X #25 CVR B ANDREI BRESSAN & ADRIANO LUCAS – Diamond Code MAY22079
  • Skybound X #25 CVR C LORENZO DE FELICI – Diamond Code MAY220080
  • Skybound X #25 CVR D MAC SMITH – Diamond Code MAY220081
  • Skybound X #25 CVR E (1:10 INCENTIVE) RYAN OTTLEY – Diamond Code MAY220082

For more info and updates, visit  www.skybound.com.


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