A LOST SON RETURNS IN IMAGE/SKYBOUND’S BIRTHRIGHT
Epic fantasy meets real life in series by Williamson and Bressan
In March’s BIRTHRIGHT from Image Comics/Skybound, the Rhodes have lived through every parent’s worst fear — their young son Mikey disappeared one year ago. Now, as their family disintegrates and hope fades, Mikey returns, but nothing could have prepared them for who he is now.
Snatched from his life by beings from another world, Mikey became a hero whose destiny was to save the land of Terrenos. A grown man hardened by battles with dragons, trolls, and evil mages, Mikey is back to save Earth from the same peril that threatened Terrenos in this series by Joshua Williamson (NAILBITER, GHOSTED) and Andrei Bressan that turns fantasy into reality.
In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Williamson spoke about the emotional core of BIRTHRIGHT. “Can you imagine losing a child? That is the scariest thing in the world to me,” he said. “The Unknown. The life lost. But then it brings the question of, what would you do to get that child back? How far would you go to get the kid back, and to keep the kid….
“As much as this book is about the drama, and fantasy aspects, it’s really about family and loss,” he added.
BIRTHRIGHT, VOLUME 1 will be in comic book stores on March 4 and in bookstores on March 17. It is specially priced at $9.99 and available for pre-order now.
BIRTHRIGHT, VOLUME 1: HOMECOMING by Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan (colors by Adriano Lucas)
Diamond Comic order code JAN150622
128 pages, paperback, color
Collects BIRTHRIGHT #1-5
Rated Teen Plus
In comic book stores March 4, bookstores March 17
Praise for BIRTHRIGHT:
“Williamson is giving just enough each issue to leave you hooked, and hooked hard. He along with Bressan and Lucas are going to continue to kick you in the face and give you everything they have issue after issue and you’ll thank them for it and beg for more. Birthright is a legitimate contender to become one of Image’s top books…” –Tyler Goulet, All-Comic
“One of the best new books on the block, marrying inventive fantasy with compelling drama.” –Jeff Lake, IGN
“Joshua Williamson takes a fantastical premise (a modern child lost to time and space, returning to the present from a barbaric fantasy era) and applies a strong sense of family and brotherhood to the proceedings. Andrei Bressan’s serious, harrowing art helps craft the illusion.” –Vince Ostrowski, Multiversity Comics
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman’s creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, THE WALKING DEAD, long-running Invincible, all-ages SUPER DINOSAUR, THIEF OF THIEVES, and CLONE, as well as WITCH DOCTOR and INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games (The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound’s successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, THE WALKING DEAD, and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com.