"After 'Tech Jacket Digital' became such a sales juggernaut, the timing was right to launch a new series, and Joe Keatinge and Khary Randolph are just the type of creators who can do it way better than I can," Kirkman told CBR exclusively.
Keatinge and Randolph's "Tech Jacket Digital" was one of the many new Image series announced during the Image Expo 2014 Keynote speech in January. According to Image's press release officially announcing the ongoing series, there will be a special digital comics discount on comiXology for "Tech Jacket" and other associated Skybound titles "Invincible Universe," "Guardians of the Globe," "Science Dog," "The Astounding Wolf-Man" and more -- both in single issue and collected editions -- until March 30.
Check out the full press release, along with an exclusive first look at the series below.
Official Press Release
Skybound/Image Comics announced Friday at their Emerald City Comic Convention panel that TECH JACKET will return as an all new ongoing series.
After the tremendous sales of the TECH JACKET DIGITAL miniseries that debuted at Image Expo, Joe Keatinge (SHUTTER, GLORY) and Khary Randolph (Deadpool, Justice League Beyond) team up once again to launch Zack Thompson a.k.a. Tech Jacket into an ongoing print series with a July 2014 release.
"After the success of the miniseries, Skybound was excited to get more Tech Jacket out there and with Khary on board, I'm on board," said Keatinge. "Whether or not people read the past series, the DIGITAL miniseries, or none of it, they're in for what's going to be the biggest scale science-fiction series I've worked on yet. Extremely excited to do so with Khary, Robert Kirkman, and company!"
"This project is a dream come true for me," added Randolph. "Working with Joe, Robert Kirkman, and the rest of the Skybound family has been a blast and I'm sure the fans will see how much fun we are having on this series. If you like action, adventure and excitement then you will love TECH JACKET."
In celebration of launching the new series, Image Comics will be offering an exclusive discount on Comixology. Get issues of TECH JACKET and associated Skybound series INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE, GUARDIANS OF THE GLOBE, SCIENCE DOG, THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN, and more for only $0.99, with collections up to 50% off. Sale ends at 11 p.m. EST on 3/30.