Robert Kirkman‘s first comic book work was Battle Pope, an intentionally offensive superhero parody released in 2000. Shortly thereafter, Kirkman and artist Cory Walker were hired to do a SuperPatriot miniseries for Image Comics.
In 2003, at the request of Image Comics, Kirkman and Walker created Invincible. The story surrounded the adolescent son of the world’s most powerful superhero who develops super-powers of his own.
Shortly after the launch of Invincible, Kirkman and Tony Moore began The Walking Dead, an ongoing series set in a world inspired by George A. Romero’s zombie movies. The book has gone on to outshine the already impressively critically acclaimed and successful Invincible.
Kirkman’s work for Marvel Comics has included a revival of the 1990s Sleepwalker series, Captain America, Marvel Knights 2099, Jubilee, Marvel Team-Up, Fantastic Four: Foes, Marvel Zombies, Irredeemable Ant-Man, and Ultimate X-Men.
Kirkman left Marvel Comics in 2008 and was invited to join Image Comics full-time as the first creator to become a partner at that company since it was originally founded. He now does almost exclusively creator-owned work and has become a spokesman for creator rights and pushing the comics medium forward.