It’s been over a 12 months since celebrity comedian creator James Tynion IV introduced he can be scaling again his work at DC Comics, and superhero comics generally, after signing a creator-owned deal at Substack. In the present day the prolific author dropped some main information on his official e-newsletter, asserting a comic book e-book publishing line at Darkish Horse Comics that can function works beforehand revealed on Substack in addition to new materials from his Tiny Onion Studios.
As Tynion instructed THR, discussions with Darkish Horse started earlier this 12 months, and the writer appeared like a pure dwelling for him.
“I began picturing an advert for Blue E-book within the again pages of a difficulty of Hellboy, and one thing simply clicked for me. Darkish Horse is dwelling to among the greatest creator owned comics which have ever been revealed, and it’s an actual honor to hitch their ranks of artistic expertise.”
Tynion’s first e-book revealed by way of Darkish Horse will probably be Blue E-book, with artist Michael Avon Oeming and letterer Aditya Bidikar. The sequence “focuses on encounters with aliens and the supernatural, with the primary sequence centering on Betty and Barney Hill, who within the Sixties stated they had been adbucted by aliens.” Blue E-book #1 arrives in print on Feb. 22, 2023.
The following Tiny Onion e-book, The Oddly Pedestrian Lifetime of Christopher Chaos, is a sequence created by Tynion however written by Tate Brombal, with artwork by Isaac Goodhart, colours by Kurt Michael Russell, and letters by Aditya Bidikar. The title “facilities on the lonely teen mad scientist, Christopher Chaos. When the lovable boy at highschool seems to be a lethal creature, Christopher finds himself pitted in a world of monsters, heroes, and a cult of hunters out to kill all of them.” The Oddly Pedestrian Lifetime of Christopher Chaos #1 hits shops on June 7, 2023.
Tynion is simply the newest comedian creator to discover a dwelling at Darkish Horse. Eric Powell introduced his Albatross Funnybooks line together with The Goon to the writer. Likewise, Brian Michael Bendis‘ Jinxworld made the same transfer from DC to Darkish Horse, and Matt Kindt‘s Flux Home and Kevin Smith‘s Secret Stash Press have each launched with the writer this 12 months.
As Tynion teased, there may be extra to come back:
“Blue E-book and Christopher Chaos are only the start. There’s an entire universe of characters and ideas across the Christopher Chaos title I’m hoping that Tate, Isaac and I get to discover in our time there. Past that, there are such a lot of tales within the ‘True Bizarre’ style that I feel are ripe to be instructed within the comics type. And that’s not counting the entire enjoyable we’ve obtained in retailer for readers within the pages of Blue E-book itself. We’ll be deciding title by title what is sensible to debut first in print, and what is going to make a enjoyable addition to the comics I debut in my Substack e-newsletter.”