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Robert Kirkman Sends Retailers Complete First Season Of Oblivion Song Before First Issue Released

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, January 18 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Robert Kirkman Sends Retailers Complete First Season Of Oblivion Song Before First Issue Released

Oh, we meant first trade paperback.

Source: Bleeding Cool

In a generous act of faith, the richest man in Robert Kirkman has sent select retailers an advanced copy of the trade paperback for his upcoming Oblivion Song, before the first issue of the comic has hit the shelves. The release date for the first issue is still two months away, while the release date for the trade paperback is still eight months off. This reassures retailers that the comic won't hit any delays.

This move is unheard of in the comics industry where delays are rampant and unfortunately an accepted part of the system. In response to Kirkman's move, many comics professionals spoke out EXXXCLUSIVELY to The Outhouse.

Brian Michael Bendis told The Outhouse, "Kirkman is making us all look bad. Come on. I'm at the point in my career where I can take my time with a single issue. I just signed that fat ass DC contract and it can be years before my first issue comes out."

Jim Lee told The Outhouse, "It's just not fair to the rest of us. A comic is like a fine wine. It needs to sit on a shelf in a dark basement for awhile before the public can see it."

Axel Alonso told The Outhouse, "Hey, you're writing a piece on Robert? Can you put in a word with him? I'm kind of looking for work."


(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Annalisa Leoni (A/CA) Lorenzo De Felici
A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years, they gave up. Nathan Cole...won't. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe...Nathan is looking for something else? Why can't he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?In Shops: Mar 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99


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About the Author - Tim Midura

Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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