Robert Kirkman already breezed past the 100-issue milestone on "The Walking Dead" earlier this year, and soon, his other long-running series — the superhero story "Invincible — is about to meet the same achievement.
"Invincible" #100, written by Kirkman and illustrated by Ryan Ottley, releases in stores and for download on January 23, 2013. Kirkman tells MTV News that based on the story's title, "The Death of Everyone," you shouldn't count on the adventures of Mark Grayson or his friends continuing past the issue.
"Issue #100 ends up being a real turning point for Mark Grayson that will change the storyline irreversibly moving forward," says Kirkman. "When you do a long running story like this, I feel it's important to keep evolving the kind of story you're telling, so there's always an element of 'new' in the mix."
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"Cory Walker is not only a fantastic artist, he's one of my closest friends in the world," Kirkman says of his collaborator, who contributed cover art for the landmark issue. "I sincerely love the guy, I'm just putting that out there. The fact that we, together, created 'Invincible' and it has stood the test of time, and is now, on its tenth anniversary, reaching its 100th issue, is more than we could have ever hoped for. Having him contribute a cover, being able to show how his art has grown and evolved just like we have over the last decade, is really meaningful, and makes this variant cover — a bit more of a special event."