Solid Blood #17 Is By Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley, Out Next Week

Last week, Bleeding Cool reported that retailers were getting a mystery comic book called Solid Blood #17, with no idea what it was, without having ordered it in the first place. There were lots of good guesses, from a secret Saga #55 to the return of The Pitt but lots of guesses and suggestions focused on Robert Kirkman who has had a history of doing such surprises, with Die!Die!Die!, Here's Negan and the conclusion of The Walking Dead. Image Comics denied everything, as did Boom and others. But Robert Kirkman never got back to me. This video, however, explains all. Somewhat.

He is claiming it is a comic book from another dimension, featuring characters that he created and discussed with Ryan Ottley, but was never published, as Ottley has an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics. And they have suddenly found tens of thousands of copies in the warehouse and are sending them out to retailers.

Solid Blood #17 Is By Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley, Out Next Week
Youtube screencap – Solid Blood #17

Obviously, we are not buying the origin. Still, it is a fascinating thing to reveal and drop unannounced suddenly; it may be what we originally suggested, the seventeenth issue of a new series and then at some point we will get to see the previous sixteen that led up to it. We have no idea. But whatever it is, whatever it means, whatever it could be, it is a new comic book by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley will be in stores on Wednesday at numbers that may be based on twice a retailer's order for the final issue of Invincible.

Solid Blood #17 Is By Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley, Out Next Week
Youtube screencap – Solid Blood #17

Will you get your copy? Did you contact your retailer when we first suggested you might? And will there be a way to get a copy at a later date if the first ones disappear too quickly? Most likely, that seems to be the pattern…

Solid Blood #17 Is By Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley, Out Next Week
Youtube screencap – Solid Blood #17

But, again, congratulations to Robert Kirkman for surprising us all once again.

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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