Robert Kirkman announces the final issues of Outcast, fields questions at NYCC

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Oct 4, 2018, 2:08 PM EDT

Some creators see their work outgrow them to become institutions of their own. Some have a hard time moving on to new projects or keeping up with their biggest hits. Not Robert Kirkman. The Walking Dead comic creator and Image Comics partner sat down at NYCC to talk about his multiplatform work as a creative and what lies ahead.

We know he’s animating Super Dinosaur for a still-unnamed outlet and adapting Invincible for Amazon, as well as creating myriad new comics while running his production company Skybound Entertainment. At New York Comic-Con on Thursday, Kirkman took the stage in front of a crowd of fans to talk about it all, and to reveal that his acclaimed Image series Outcast will begin its final arc later this year.

Titled "Last Days," the final story of Outcast, which pairs Kirkman with artist and co-creator Paul Azaceta, will begin December 19 with issue #37, bringing an end to the story of Kyle Barnes and his lifelong struggle with demons both literal and metaphorical. 

"It's been a long road getting here--but I've said since the beginning Outcast was the first series I started where I had the ending planned before we began," Kirkman said in a press release dropped just as his panel began. "We've been building to what's coming since the very first issue and it's great to finally be at the point where we can tell this final epic storyline! Working with Paul has been an absolute thrill and I'm extremely proud of what we've done together over what will be a five year journey."

Image also revealed promo art for the "Last Days" arc, which you can check out below.

Outcast final issues promo art

Kirkman followed the announcement by mentioning that Invinicible might make its big splash at Comic Con next year, then giving an optimistic mention of the troubled Telltale game. Then he finished up with the announcement that The Walking Dead's fourth compendium will be released in October of next year.

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