Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend an NYCC press junket for Robert Kirkman’s new comic at Image’s Skybound imprint, Oblivion Song. We discussed the first three issues of the book and more!Oblivion Song pairs Robert Kirkman with co-creator and Italian artist Lorenzo de Felici in his first American comic. They’re joined by colorist Annalisa Leoni and letterer Rus Wooton.Okay, here’s the synopsis via Image: “A decade ago 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them but after many years they gave up. Nathan Cole… won’t. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those lost, alone and afraid, living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe… Nathan is looking for something else? Why can’t he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?”The artwork is absolutely stunning. Lorenzo’s linework is gorgeously enhanced by Annalisa’s colors that bounce back and forth between our world and the world of Oblivion. This will be an ongoing series, and we were promised a good twist once we get about six issues in. Unlike The Walking Dead, the question of why these events happen to play a critical role in the story. The team also confirmed the first nine issues are already in the can so this comic will be shipping on time. I also confirmed with Robert Kirkman that choosing Philly was because of its status as one of our oldest cities, a former capital of our nation, and that too many stories take place in New York and LA which is absolutely true. He did attempt to say that Lorenzo was an Eagles fan though, which you just don’t do in New York. While Lorenzo is not actually familiar with the Eagles, he does love It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Kirkman noted his script to make sure there wouldn’t be too many It’s Always Sunny references in the background.Oblivion Song will be available everywhere Image Comics are sold March 7th. In the meantime, check out all these exciting preview pages!Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.