Skybound Announces ‘Arcade Kings’ By Dylan Burnett

by Olly MacNamee

Skybound have announced the imminent launch of Arcade Kings, a new series by creator/writer/artist Dylan Burnett (Cosmic Ghost Rider, Ant-Man), and colourists Walter Baiamonte and Sara Antonellini, that “introduces a world of fists, family, and video game infused fighting that will leave you speechless.” And out Wednesday May 17th, 2023.

“Joe, a mysterious new face in Infinity City, has suddenly become the hottest new player at the Round House arcade. Anyone can challenge him, but no one can win. Joe’s secret past is about to catch up to him when his most formidable challenge yet rolls into town, forcing Joe to combo his powers with a joystick, his fists… and his fighting family legacy.”   

Amanda LaFranco, Editor at Skybound, said this about the new book:

“Get ready to rumble! I cannot wait for readers to get their hands on Arcade Kings. Along with some incredible action and unique characters, Dylan has been able to weave a compelling story about family, brotherhood, and going all-in for the people you love. But really, it’s just flat-out fun! Both Walter and Sara’s colors are elevating each page with a vibrancy and emotion that’s inspired by our favorite classic arcade games, but for any fan of epic fights and general awesomeness.” 

For collectors of variant covers, you may like to know that Arcade Kings #1 will feature a main cover by Dylan Burnett and Walter Baiamonte, along with an open to order variant from Corey Lewis. Bth pictured above. The series will also feature a 1:10 “Fighting Game” Incentive Variant program and a 1:25 “Limited Color” Incentive Variant program featuring the main cover inks by Dylan Burnett.

Arcade Kings #1 will be available out in print and online on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

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