Robert Kirkman & Lorenzo De Felici’s VOID RIVALS #2 Is An Instant Sellout And Earns Second Printing

Robert Kirkman & Lorenzo De Felici’s VOID RIVALS #2 Is An Instant Sellout And Earns Second Printing


Fresh off the reveal that Void Rivals is Skybound’s first title in their shared Hasbro Universe known as Energon, the second issue has followed suit and sold out at the distributor level. Dropping the Wednesday that San Diego Comic Con started and with the surprise reveal for fans of Transformers and G.I. Joe that Void Rivals #1 contained a cameo of Jetfire, it seems fans are clamoring for all the Energon content they can get. The second printing will be in comic shops on August 16, along with a third printing for the first issue. You can see the full press release below and be sure to check out our other Energon coverage.



The Debut Issue Also Sells Out Again and Earns Third Printing

LOS ANGELES 07/20/2023 — Skybound announced today that Void Rivals #2, the massively anticipated follow up to the blockbuster debut issue of the new comic book series, sold out at the distributor level on the same day it hit comic book shops and will return with a second printing.


Additionally, the second printing of Void Rivals #1 has sold out in comic books shops and will return with a third printing.


From the iconic Oblivion Song team of Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead) and Lorenzo De Felici (Kroma), along with colorist Matheus Lopes (Step by Bloody Step) and letterer Rus Wooton (Fire Power), both new Void Rivals printings will be available on August 16, 2023, the same day Void Rivals #3 arrives in comic book shops.


Void Rivals #1 launched the all-new shared Energon Universe with the surprise first appearance of iconic Transformers character Jetfire. The stealth launch introduced the historic new collaboration between Hasbro, a toy and game company, and Skybound, with Transformers and G.I. Joe comics finding a new home with the publisher.


The connections to Transformers lore continued in Void Rivals #2, with the fan favorite Skuxxoid making their Energon Universe debut and setting the stage for more exciting debuts to come.


Issue #1 will return with an all-new third printing variant cover drawn by Ryan Barry & Mike Spicer. Issue #2 will return with a brand-new second printing variant cover drawn by Jason Howard.


In Void Rivals, war rages around the Sacred Ring, where the last remnants of two worlds have collapsed around a black hole in a never-ending war. However, when pilot Darak and his rival Solila both crash on a desolate planet, these two enemies must find a way to escape together. But are they alone on this strange planet? And what dark forces await that threaten the entire universe?  After the jaw-dropping reveal in the debut issue, everything Darak and Solila thought they knew about the Sacred Ring’s never-ending war has changed. To deliver the truth back home, they must first get off this deadly planet—by any means necessary.


Void Rivals #1 Third Printing Variant and Void Rivals #2 Second Printing Variant (Diamond Codes listed below | $3.99) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.


The new covers available include:

  • Void Rivals #1 Third Printing Variant Cover A by Ryan Barry & Mike Spicer (Diamond Code JUN238040)
  • Void Rivals #2 Second Printing Variant Cover A by Jason Howard (Diamond Code JUN238041)

Void Rivals #2 Second Printing Variant Cover A by Jason Howard

Void Rivals #1 Third Printing Variant Cover A by Ryan Barry & Mike Spicer


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Established in 2010, Skybound is a multiplatform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties to create cool stuff and deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to fans. Skybound extends their stories across platforms including comics, television, film, video games, tabletop, books, digital content, audio programming, and beyond. The company is home to critically-acclaimed global franchises including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Superfight, and hit new podcast series Impact Winter.


Led by Skybound Entertainment co-founder Robert Kirkman, Skybound Comics is an award-winning imprint of Image Comics and promotes a shared vision to collaborate with top and emerging talent across the comics industry. The Skybound publishing slate includes acclaimed series such as The Walking Dead, Invincible, Ultramega, Stillwater, Fire Power, and Excellence, while also delivering powerful licensed comics, including a partnership with LEGO Books. It is also home to Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult and Middle Grade audiences, launching in June 2022 with Clementine Book One, by award-winning writer/artist Tillie Walden and set in the world of The Walking Dead. Skybound has seen numerous comics series adapted for the screen, including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur and Outcast, with more projects in development.


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