Starting in July of this 12 months, Skybound and Image Comics will launch a five-issue, restricted comedian collection known as Skybound X. Each problem of the collection will function new materials protecting current Walking Dead characters and different Skybound properties from writers and artists corresponding to Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, Tillie Walden, Donny Cates, Joshua Williamson, Chip Zdarsky, James Harren, and Daniel Warren Johnson.
Skybound X Issue 1 will even function the comedian debut of beloved Telltale Walking Dead recreation character Clementine! What’s additionally notably intriguing about this announcement, nevertheless, is that every of Skybound X’s 5 points will start with a brand new chapter of Rick Grimes 2000, written by Kirkman and illustrated by Invincible artist Ryan Ottley. What precisely is Rick Grimes 2000? We’re so glad you requested as a result of that’s the place the aliens are available in.
Rick Grimes 2000 is a short sci-fi Walking Dead spinoff included as a lark on the finish of the collection’ seventy fifth problem. The non-canonical story is simply six pages lengthy however packs an astonishing quantity of clarification and motion into that brief body. Like The Walking Dead itself, Rick Grimes 2000 opens with Rick waking up from a coma in a hospital mattress. Based on the equipment Rick is attached to and his new Luke Skywalker-style mechanical hand, it’s clear that one thing is approach off.
Rick makes it out of the hospital solely to encounter a few of his outdated associates (and foes) whom he believed to be lifeless: Tyreese, Axel, and Martinez. Tyreese explains that aliens have been gathering up people as they die to flip them into supersoldiers for his or her alien military. Michonne then additional clarifies that these similar aliens have been behind all of the zombie nonsense in The Walking Dead world.
The aliens got here to Earth to harvest our water, which is their foreign money. They launched the zombie outbreak to that finish. Now they’re rounding up the few survivors to proceed harvesting water. Their most enthusiastic ally on this endeavor is none apart from Brian Blake a.ok.a. The Governor. After the Gov smashes Michonne’s face in and taunts Rick, the textual content on the backside of the web page reads “Not to be continued.”
Well, apparently Rick Grimes 2000 was to be continued and the story will proceed very shortly. The first problem of Skybound X incorporates a sci-fi Rick Grimes on its cowl, clutching a lightsaber-like machine and surrounded by zombies.