Kirkman shared the image over Twitter, touting the return of co-creator/artist Cory Walker to the series in "Invincible" #127 with the text "Embrace the Future. Celebrate the Future," as a riff on Marvel's "Protect the Future. Change the Future" tagline on their "Civil War II" ads:
In stores in April! Cory Walker is back! pic.twitter.com/Y2PVPZ6IhP— Robert Kirkman (@RobertKirkman) March 8, 2016
Kirkman spoke about his trend of parodying Marvel teasers with CBR several years ago, noting:
"Look, these teasers - this week has been all about just trying to have fun, doing some cool stuff, getting a little bit of notice and getting the name of the book out there. Sure, I'm poking fun at Marvel a bit, but it's really all in good fun. When you get John Romita, Jr. and Stuart Immonen drawing books, I'm going to be there. I don't care who is writing it, I'm on board for that stuff!
I think that this industry - I don't want to say it takes itself too seriously, but sometimes it kind of does. I just wish that there was more of a community in comics. I think the industry being in the state that it's in, reading comics is kind of an exclusive club. We're all in this together and we all have a common ground in that we enjoy these characters and we love the medium of telling these stories in this way. Frankly, I wish people would lighten up. I think it's more interesting when Marvel and DC are poking fun at each other, and when somebody like Image can get into the mix, it's all the better. I wish there was more of that stuff."
"Invincible" #127 hits stands on April 20.