Saturday, January 30, 2021

EXCELLENCE Deluxe Hardcover Version Launching on Kickstarter on February 23, 2021


PORTLAND, Ore. 01/28/2021 — Brandon Thomas and Khary Randolph’s Skybound/Image action fantasy series EXCELLENCE is getting an exclusive deluxe hardcover, available exclusively through Kickstarter. Comic book enthusiasts can order starting on February 23, 2021 and can get more details about the Kickstarter campaign HERE

EXCELLENCE: BOOK ONE will encompass the first nine issues of the magic series, with additional never-before seen content. The deluxe hardcover is the first release from Skybound Signature, a line of graphic novels debuting on Kickstarter.   
Thomas, Randolph, letterer Deron Bennett, and colorist Emilio Lopez stated: "In 2019 we set out to create an action-fueled, fantasy-rich comic the likes of which nobody had seen before. We wanted a comic that channeled and reflected the many experiences and emotions of Black people everywhere, and then to surround it with magic and intrigue. Excellence has been an incredible journey to be a part of so far, and we cannot wait for it to continue. Make sure to stay up to date on the campaign, new bonus content, and more! We want to make this the hardcover edition of your dreams. And remember… Excellence is real."
For more information on EXCELLENCE and all Skybound titles, follow Skybound on Twitter (@skybound), Instagram (@skyboundent), and Facebook (@SkyboundEntertainment).

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties, extending their stories to further platforms including comics, television, film, tabletop and video games, books, digital content, events, and beyond. The company is the home of notable properties including The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Super Dinosaur.
Skybound holds strategic partnerships across the entertainment industry, and has the in-house capabilities to serve as publisher, producer, and global distributor for tabletop and video games. On screen, Skybound holds a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios and a first-look movie deal with Universal. Additional partnerships include comic book publishing with Image Comics, book publishing with Simon & Schuster, and a first-look narrative audio deal with Audible. Skybound also houses a variety of unique creators and their IP, including Kristian Harloff and his pop-culture movie trivia platform the Schmoedown Entertainment Network, and printmaking expert Peter Santa Maria’s Attack Peter brand.


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