Via Entertainment Weekly, Kirkman revealed that the premise of Oblivion Song revolves around a disaster in Philadelphia that sent 300,000 people into a hellish alternate dimension known as Oblivion. According to Skybound, it falls tonally somewhere between Kirkman’s famous creations The Walking Dead and Invincible, with The Walking Dead representing the more bleak and depressing end of the spectrum, and Invincible being more fun and hopeful (at times, at least). The government made every attempt to recover them but after many years they gave up. But maybe… Is Nathan looking for something else? Oblivion Song will be an ongoing series, and the creative team has already completed several issues to avoid any delays.
While no Hollywood deal has been announced for Oblivion Song, one seems almost inevitable given Kirkman’s track record.
Taking place a decade after an event obliterated a major American city, The Walking Dead creator’s new comic, Oblivion Song, tries to tackle desensitization as it observes how man pushes forward, absorbing history-changing events and adjusting to new environments. Invincible is already in development as a film, and his other series Thief of Thieves is in the works as a TV series.
Check out the cover below, and look for more information about the series as SYFY WIRE’s coverage of New York Comic-Con (where Kirkman is set to appear on a panel) continues throughout the weekend.
Oblivion Song #1 will be released on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.