The author of ''Invincible'' and ''The Walking Dead'' has become one of the most prolific comic writers aroun

By EW Staff
Updated June 17, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

Age 26

Mustworthiness He’s emerged as one of the most prolific comics writers around, crafting action- and emotion-packed tales of adolescent superheroes (Invincible) and humans on the run from zombies (The Walking Dead).

Favorite Comic-Book Movie Blade II. ”The Spider-Man movies are always good on the first watch, but the second time you start seeing plot holes. . . .Don’t quote me on that, though, ’cause Marvel will fire me.”

Tights Spot So, Robert, how do you look in spandex? ”Absolutely terrible. My wife is already teetering on the edge of divorce, and if I were to wear tights, she would be gone.”

Next Two top secret Marvel projects and more Walking Dead and Invincible installments from Image. Plus, Kirkman is working on an Invincible script for Paramount.