James Tynion IV is headed to Dark Horse, with the comic book scribe launching a new line that will feature works previously published on Substack as well as new material from his Tiny Onion Studios.
Tynion turned heads a year ago when the acclaimed author moved to Substack, leaving his longtime home at DC, where he became a name brand writer thanks to his work on Batman and other titles. Since then, he has introduced a number of titles on the digital subscription platform that will now see print for the first time at Dark Horse.
Blue Book will launch in February 2023 and The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos will follow in June 2023.
Tynion’s discussions with Dark Horse began early this year, with the scribe wanting a home for what he calls his “true weird” work — those based on unusual events such as encounters with aliens or the supernatural.
Blue Book, which hails from artist Michael Avon Oeming and letterer Aditya Bidikar, focuses on encounters with aliens and the supernatural, with the first series centering on Betty and Barney Hill, who in the 1960s said they were adbucted by aliens. Their story became the first widely publicized alien encounter story. Issue No. 1 arrives in print on Feb. 22, 2023.
The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos hits stores on June 7, 2023. It centers on the lonely teen mad scientist, Christopher Chaos. When the cute boy at high school turns out to be a deadly creature, Christopher finds himself pitted in a world of monsters, heroes, and a cult of hunters out to kill them all. Tynion created the book, which is written by Tate Brombal, with art by Isaac Goodhart, colors by Kurt Michael Russell, and letters by Aditya Bidikar.
Blue Book will feature variant covers by Michael Avon Oeming, Dave Johnson and Jill Thompson.