Outcast by Kirkman and Azaceta

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Outcast
Cover art for the first issue of Outcast, published on June 2014.
Publication information
Publisher Image Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre
Publication date June 2014 – present
No. of issues 36
Creative team
Created by Robert Kirkman
Written by Robert Kirkman
Artist(s) Paul Azaceta
Letterer(s) Rus Wooton
Colorist(s) Elizabeth Breitweiser
Editor(s) Sean Mackiewicz

Outcast (trademarked as Outcast by Kirkman and Azaceta)[1] is an ongoing American comic book series created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta.

It is a supernatural horror story that chronicles Kyle Barnes, a man whose loved ones have been involved in demonic possession since his childhood. With the help of a clergyman, he tries as an adult to unveil what lies behind the supernatural manifestations and why he seems to carry special peculiarities.

The first issue of the monthly comic was published in 2014 by Image Comics. Before the first release, Kirkman also began to develop a television adaptation with Cinemax[2][3] which began airing in June 2016.

Publication history[edit]

Outcast was officially announced on October 2013 at New York Comic Con, after two years of development. Kirkman said it was the first time that he already had a clear ending in mind when he began to write the comic book.[4] He described Outcast as an epic horror story, hoping to give real scares to readers, unlike The Walking Dead style. Kirkman said that orders for the first issue were higher than for the most recent issue of The Walking Dead.[5]

Issues[edit]

  1. A Darkness Surrounds Him, June 25, 2014
  2. From The Shadows It Watches, July 30, 2014
  3. I Remember When She Loved Me, August 27, 2014
  4. To Light Our Way, September 24, 2014
  5. A Wrath Unseen, November 12, 2014
  6. Receive Your Mark, December 24, 2014
  7. The Road Before Us, March 18, 2015
  8. A Vast and Unending Ruin, April 29, 2015
  9. What Lurks Within, May 27, 2015
  10. A Weakness Exposed, July 1, 2015
  11. A Line is Crossed, August 5, 2015
  12. Close to Home, September 9, 2015
  13. This Little Light, November 25, 2015
  14. Get Behind Me Satan, December 16, 2015
  15. All Alone Now, January 27, 2016
  16. Overwhelmed, February 24, 2016
  17. The Damage Done, March 23, 2016
  18. There is No Escape, April 27, 2016
  19. Under Devil's Wing, July 27, 2016[6]
  20. A Power Exposed, August 24, 2016
  21. Blood is Spilled, September 28, 2016
  22. The Ticking Clock, October 26, 2016
  23. The Darkest Before, November 23, 2016[7]
  24. No Turning Back, January 11, 2017
  25. Light of Day, February 22, 2017
  26. The Sharpened Edge, March 29, 2017
  27. A New Way, May 3, 2017
  28. His Growing Flock, June 7, 2017
  29. Unwelcomed, July 26, 2017
  30. A Coming Storm, September 6, 2017
  31. Homelife, October 25, 2017
  32. Invasion (Part 1 of 5), December 27, 2017
  33. Invasion (Part 2 of 5), January 31, 2018
  34. Invasion (Part 3 of 5), March 21, 2018
  35. Invasion (Part 4 of 5), May 9, 2018
  36. Invasion (Part 5 of 5), June 27, 2018

Collected editions[edit]

Volume Authors (Writers and Illustrators) Pages Compilation Published Issues Collected
Outcast: Volume 1 – A Darkness Surrounds Him Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta 152 pages January 28, 2015 Outcast #1–6
Outcast: Volume 2 – A Vast and Unending Ruin Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta 128 pages October 7, 2015 Outcast #7–12
Outcast: Volume 3 – This Little Light Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta 128 pages June 21, 2016 Outcast #13–18
Outcast: Volume 4 – Under Devil's Wing Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta 128 pages February 21, 2017 Outcast #19–24
Outcast: Volume 5 – The New Path Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta 128 pages October 24, 2017 Outcast #25–30
Outcast: Volume 6 – Invasion Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta 128 pages July 31, 2018 Outcast #31–36
Outcast: Book One Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta 296 pages November 8, 2016 Outcast #1–12
Outcast: Book Two Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta 272 pages November 29, 2017 Outcast #13–24

Television adaptation[edit]

Cinemax picked up the rights to produce a show based on the comic in 2013.[8] Ten episodes were announced to be produced with Patrick Fugit (Kyle Barnes) and Philip Glenister (Reverend Anderson) as the leading roles for the television series, which premiered in June 2016.[9]

Reception[edit]

The first issue of the comic was released in June 2014 to positive reviews.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rich Johnston (December 29, 2014). "Outcast By Kirkman And Azaceta Hits Another Trademark Bump". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ Lesley Goldberg (November 11, 2013). "Robert Kirkman's Exorcism Drama 'Outcast' Lands at Cinemax (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ Lesley Goldberg (July 7, 2014). "Robert Kirkman Talks 'Outcast,' Says 'Walking Dead' Will Return With 'Intense' Season 5". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kirkman & Azaceta Bring Demonic Possession Comic "Outcast" To Image". Comic Book Resources. October 8, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kirkman, Robert (June 2014). A Darkness Surrounds Him. Outcast #1. Image Comics. p. 46. 
  6. ^ "Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #19 – Releases – Image Comics". 
  7. ^ "Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #23 – Releases – Image Comics". 
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (November 11, 2013). "Robert Kirkman's Exorcism Drama 'Outcast' Lands at Cinemax (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  9. ^ Lesley Goldberg (March 14, 2016). "Robert Kirkman's Cinemax Drama 'Outcast' Renewed for Second Season". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta" Archived 2015-02-20 at the Wayback Machine.. Comic Book Roundup. Retrieved February 20, 2015.

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