Image/Skybound revealed today that the acclaimed duo of Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible) and Jason Howard (Big Girls) will reunite for the first appearance of their new series C.O.D.E in Skybound X #5.
C.O.D.E. tells the story of humanity in the far future surviving a technological hellscape through the assistance of a device known as Combat Orb Defense Engines. Seven orb wielders who hail from six different warring factions have set aside their differences to band together and carry out a mission that may be humanity’s last hope to thwart a technological menace that has nearly completely overtaken earth.
“Jason Howard and I have been talking for a long time about making our next project the biggest, wildest thing we’ve ever done—and that’s how C.O.D.E. was born,” said Kirkman. “This is the beginning of something truly ambitious that combines all the genres we love into one big super powered epic. There’s no better way to end this celebration of Skybound’s first ten years than to bring you something entirely new for the very first time.”
“It’s been a blast to reunite with Robert on a new project, we share a ton of comic book DNA and C.O.D.E. is the offspring of that DNA who’s done nothing but pump iron and become awesome in an attempt to be worthy of your love!” said Howard. “Creating new characters is where my heart is at and I hope that C.O.D.E. will have characters as memorable to future fans as those created in Skybound’s past.”
This extra-length issue also features the final chapter of “Rick Grimes 2000,” along with new stories from the worlds of The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton from Kyle Starks & Chris Schweizer and Gasolina from Sean Mackiewicz and Niko Walter!
Skybound X #5 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 4:
Skybound X #5 Cover A by David Finch (Diamond Code MAY210052)
Skybound X #5 Cover B by Chris Schweizer (Diamond Code MAY210053)
Skybound X #5 Cover C by Jason Howard (Diamond Code MAY210054)
Skybound X #5 Cover D 1:10 Incentive Cover by Chris Schweizer (Diamond Code APR219079)
Skybound X #5 Cover E 1:10 Incentive Cover by Jason Howard (Diamond Code APR219080)
Skybound X #5 Cover F 1:25 Incentive Cover by David Finch (Diamond Code APR219081)