BERKELEY, CA -- Coming this December, Image Comics is readying a giant-sized limited edition hardcover chronicling the adventures of Mark Grayson, the teen super hero INVINCIBLE!
Written by Wizard Fan Award winner Robert Kirkman and featuring artwork by Russ Manning Award nominees Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley, plus colors by Harvey Award nominated colorist Bill Crabtree, THE COMPLETE INVINCIBLE LIBRARY, VOL. 1 HC collects INVINCIBLE #1-24, 0 and the Free Comic Book Day 2004 story plus over 150 pages of sketchbook material, covers, scripts and the original proposal! Clocking in at almost 800 pages, it will retail for $125.00.
"These big books are a treat to do. They're a bit on the expensive side, but you have to be able to afford an assistant just to help you lift them so I figure people who can afford to lift them can afford to buy them," stated Kirkman. "I like giving people as much content as possible in this big hardcovers and this thing delivers. There's literally not a sketch or scribble not contained in this book. This book has everything but the brain cells that generated it."
Following in the footsteps of the 2005's WALKING DEAD DELUXE HC, the INVINCIBLE LIBRARY is being released for the holidays and will never be reprinted after its initial run of 2500 copies. There will also be a signed & numbered edition signed by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley & Cory Walker, strictly limited to 300 copies.
"Last year we rolled out the The Walking Dead Deluxe Hardcover just in time for the holidays and it was a big hit. I wanted to give Invincible the same treatment and here we are!" exclaimed Kirkman. "These things make excellent Christmas gifts! I'm giving one to my wife--she's going to LOVE it."
Since its debut, INVINCIBLE has received widespread critical acclaim, winning praise from ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, WIZARD, COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE and a variety of comics websites. The series has also been optioned as a feature film by Paramount Pictures, with Kirkman himself tapped to write the screenplay.
"INVINCIBLE has really come into its own as one of the best superhero books on the stands," stated Image Comics Executive Director Eric Stephenson. "We're selling out every issue and sales are continuing to climb, and this deluxe, limited edition collection should make the perfect introduction for anyone looking to catch up on the series fast."
THE COMPLETE INVINCIBLE LIBRARY, VOL. 1 HC is a 768-page limited edition hardcover, available in a regular edition for $125.00 and a signed & numbered edition for $175.00. Both books are available for order in the October issue of Previews and will go on sale December 6.