Skybound Entertainment, the creator-led, multi-platform entertainment company, today unveiled its plans for this year’s New York Comic Con including can’t-miss programming at the Javits Center from October 12-15.
Skybound will host a panel spotlighting the historic new collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, with TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics finding a new home with the publisher and part of an all new shared Energon Universe alongside the hit Void Rivals. Join Energon Universe showrunner and Skybound chairman Robert Kirkman (Writer, Void Rivals), Lorenzo De Felici (Artist, Void Rivals), Joshua Williamson (Writer, Duke and Cobra Commander), Tom Reilly (Artist, Duke), Daniel Warren Johnson (Writer/Artist, TRANSFORMERS) and Sean Mackiewicz (SVP/Publisher, Skybound Entertainment) as they divulge the behind-the-scenes stories of stealth launching one of the biggest events in comics in recent years, including a special edition Duke #1 Ashcan for all panel attendees (while supplies last), featuring a first look at one of the biggest launches of the year!
Continuing this year’s celebration of the 20-year anniversary of The Walking Dead and Invincible, a special panel with Robert Kirkman will take fans through the past, present, and future of these beloved and critically acclaimed franchises.
In other Invincible happenings, Skybound will host a panel revealing all-new details and behind-the-scenes stories of game development for the upcoming video game Invincible Presents: Atom Eve!
For to-the-minute updates and schedules, fans should be sure to follow the Skybound social channels. Skybound will be hosting the following panels and special events each day at the convention center and offsite.
Friday, October 13, 2023
Energon Universe Signing at Midtown Comics Times Square
6:00 p.m. ET, 200 W. 40th St., New York, NY 10018
Featuring Lorenzo De Felici (Artist, Void Rivals), Daniel Warren Johnson (Writer/Artist, TRANSFORMERS), Joshua Williamson (Writer, Duke and Cobra Commander) and Tom Reilly (Artist, Duke) for the first-ever Energon Universe group signing. Limited quantities of the Duke #1 Aschan will be available for attendees.
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Transformers & G.I. Joe: Welcome To The Energon Universe
10:45-11:45 a.m. ET, Room 405, Javits Center
THE ENERGON UNIVERSE IS HERE! The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE are back at Skybound, joined by the mega-hit Void Rivals! Superstars Robert Kirkman (Void Rivals), Lorenzo De Felici (Void Rivals), Daniel Warren Johnson (TRANSFORMERS), Joshua Williamson (Duke, Cobra Commander), Tom Reilly (Duke), and Sean Mackiewicz (SVP/Publisher, Skybound) reveal the secrets behind the biggest new comics of 2023. Moderated by Arris Quinones (Host/Co-Creator, Variant Comics). Attendees will receive a copy of the Duke #1 Aschan (while supplies last).
Invincible & The Walking Dead Celebrate 20 Years!
12:15-1:15 p.m. ET, Room 405, Javits Center
Celebrate the 20th anniversaries of THE WALKING DEAD and INVINCIBLE comic book series and beyond in a special panel with the man behind both iconic franchises, Robert Kirkman! Moderated by James Viscardi (Executive Editor, ComicBook.com).
Sunday, October 15, 2023
Invincible: Bringing Atom Eve To Video Games
2:45-3:45 p.m., Room 1C-03, Javits Center
Join Jill Murray (Creative Director), Rossi Gifford (Art Director), Mike Rogers (Creative Director, Franchise), Mary Arroz (Writer), and Lauren Lehmann (Animation Director) as they discuss how they created the upcoming video game Invincible Presents: Atom Eve. Learn from veterans in the video games industry how they approached creative direction, narrative, design, and art direction to adapt a beloved comic book and animated series to the video game format.