Skybound’s Summoners War Comic Update
On November 26, 2017, Skybound Entertainment announced they had teamed up with Com2Us to turn Summoners War into a franchise including comic books, toys and an animated series. Originating in 2010 as an imprint of Image Comics, Skybound Entertainment was founded by Robert Kirkman as a place for new writers to publish original comics. Almost a decade later, Skybound has become a top contender in multiple mediums including television, film and of course, comics.
In their initial press release, Com2us said of the partnership, “We couldn’t be more excited to work closely with Skybound to expand the Summoners War franchise into new mediums. Our goal at Com2us has always been to allow our amazing community to interact with the Summoners War IP in engaging ways, and through this partnership we can’t wait for it to expand into comics, animation and more.”
Catherine Winders, Partner/CEO of Skybound North, explained the team chose Summoners War because “building universes and a supporting narrative in multiple platforms is the foundation upon which Skybound was built. The opportunity to partner with Com2us on Summoners War, a rich and magical fantasy story, was an excellent creative fit for us. We couldn’t be more excited to bring this property to life by expanding the franchise’s reach in North America, and beyond, in mediums including comics, animation and more.”
Robert Kirkman said the Summoners War team created an “incredibly compelling and fantastical world ripe with engaging characters and storytelling opportunities. We are excited and proud to partner with them to expand this rich universe, loved by so many from around the world for audiences across all cultures and ages, into multiple forms of content filled with the adventure and wonder of the game.”
LATEST UPDATE: While specific details about the project have still not been revealed, work is apparently in progress. At the San Diego Comic-Con in July, 2018, the Skybound “What’s Next Panel” talked a bit about the partnership with Summoners War, including plans to produce a line of toys.
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