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Arriving in early August from Image Comics, The Infinite is an action-packed sci-fi book by writer Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead comic and executive producer of the hit AMC show; and artist Rob Liefeld, the man behind the popular Marvel Comics character Deadpool.
In the future, the world has fallen to a villain who has discovered time travel. A soldier named Bowen goes back to visit his 19-year-old self, Bo, at a turning point in his life and to persuade him and others to help defeat "The Infinite" and prevent impending doom.
"A lot of people in comic books are trying to save the world. Not a lot of them are trying to save the world after having seen it destroyed," says Kirkman, who is releasing The Infinite on his Image imprint, Skybound.
Adds Liefeld: "It's a buddy movie with yourself."
The two have known each other for eight years but finally made the decision to collaborate last summer at Comic-Con, the pop-culture convention.
After working with zombies in The Walking Dead, powered people in Invincible and kid-friendly dinosaurs in Super Dinosaur (premiering next month), Kirkman says, "Sci-fi is something I haven't really done that much of, and I'm really excited to get into that world."
For Liefeld, The Infinite gives him the first chance in more than a decade to create and draw new characters in the style he popularized in the 1990s with Marvel's X-Force and Image's Youngblood.
"We both like tech gear, James Cameron, Star Trek and Star Wars, so it's a big sci-fi fantasy epic, but it's got a lot of heart," Liefeld says.