Can you resist the siren call of Oblivion Song?

(image (c) Skybound via Image Comics)


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 lost, alone and afraid, 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? (synopsis via Bleeding Cool)

So what do you do when the mega-popular franchise you created is well-advanced, some might say in its dotage, and you need fresh challenges to keep the creative juices flowing?

Well if you’re Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead and spinoff Fear the Walking Dead, you team up with artist Lorenzo De Felici (additional artwork by Annalisa Leoni) and create a whole new comic book series, one with one foot in an apocalyptic horror landscape and the other in our rather ragged, tipping towards the edge of dystopian nightmarish present.

As Bleeding Cool in recounting the writer’s recent appearance at Image Expo 2018, the focus is less on the people taken into the apocalypse than those left behind and dealing with the aftermath:

“Kirkman stated that Oblivion Song is a ‘very complicated, dense sci-fi story’ that he, De Felici, Leoni and Wooten have been working on for two years; and it deals with the impact that the event had on those left behind.”

It’s an evocative premise, one resonant with all kinds of emotional drama and if the trailer is anything to go by, and it’s more suggestion than anything else, one Kirkman has executed very well.

Quite how well we find out when Oblivion Song releases issue #1 today,  7 March.


(image (c) Skybound via Image Comics)


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