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Kirkman Takes on Inner Demons with “Outcast”

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 10:30 am by Tyler Waterman

While Robert Kirkman may be known globally for creating The Walking Dead, comic fans haven’t forgotten that he also happens to write several other outstanding books. Outcast is a great example, where Kirkman has left behind the shuffling undead for something equally disturbing; demonic possession. And, true to form, his writing remains superb, and the book is just as compelling as anything you’d expect from Kirkman.

On January 28th, Image releases the first collection of Kirkman’s latest page-turner, marking an excellent time for readers to invest in the title. Still on the fence? Take a look at the preview below, and get ready to face your inner demons!

Collection of new series written by THE WALKING DEAD creator out in January


Robert Kirkman, creator of worldwide entertainment phenomenon THE WALKING DEAD, teams up with Paul Azaceta for OUTCAST, the first new series written by Kirkman himself in three years and since the premiere of the AMC adaptation of THE WALKING DEAD, which went on to become cable’s most successful and most-watched television show. The Image Comics/Skybound series’ first volume will be in stores on January 28.

The television adaptation of OUTCAST is currently being shot for Cinemax starring Patrick Fugit as Kyle Barnes and Philip Glenister as Reverend Anderson. Kirkman with serve as creator and executive producer and penned the pilot script.

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA introduces Kyle Barnes, his tragic past, and his unusual gift. Kirkman and Azaceta zero-in on dark forces in this all-new suspenseful series. Since he was a child, Kyle has witnessed his loved ones become possessed by demons, and it has caused his life to fall apart. He wants to be believed. And he wants answers. But when he goes searching for them, what he uncovers just might bring about the end of the world.

OUTCAST BY KIRMAN & AZACETA blends the supernatural with a realistic setting and follows a complicated and tormented protagonist, characteristics of Kirkman’s storytelling that earned him early praise and success with THE WALKING DEAD. Azaceta builds the dread-inducing suspense with haunting, eerie art that unites intimacy of setting with the terror of the unknown. Demons are here, demons are real, and Kyle Barnes is at the center of it all.

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA VOLUME 1 by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta (colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser)

  • ISBN 978-1-63215-053-0
  • Diamond Comic order code
  • pages, paperback, full color
  • $9.99
  • Collects OUTCAST #1-6
  • In comic book stores January 28, bookstores February 11

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