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Scott Snyder’s Dark Spaces: Wildfire launches IDW’s 9 new original comic book series

IDW Publishing has announced nine new original series at the launch of what it calls a “broad new comics initiative” and “the next evolution of original content.” The initiative kicks off in July with author Scott Snyder’s “Desperate People, Helpless Situations” and Dark Spaces, a character-based anthology series that explores the decisions and irreversible actions taken when people fall into these dilemmas.

Learn more about Dark Spaces below.

According to the publisher, the new venture builds on its creator-led legacy, naming Snyder, G. Willow Wilson, Stephen Graham Jones, John Ridley, and others as its foundation.

The new venture will feature new original projects spanning crime thrillers, supernatural horror, science fiction, epic fantasy and more.

“A year ago, we set ourselves a mission: to make IDW the destination for top talent and rising stars,” said Mark Doyle, editorial director of originals in the IDW announcement. “This is an unprecedented time in IDW history, and it has been tremendous teamwork from our creative and editorial teams and everyone at the company to develop a star list of original stories – and we’re having so much fun!”

While not mentioned in the announcement, the Originals program and the new emphasis on creator-focused content may be a response to IDW’s loss of license to Hasbro GI Joe and Transformers comics in late 2021.

The first nine new projects include:

Snyder’s Dark Spaces, with art by Hayden Sherman and colors by Ronda Pattison, launches in July with Wildfire, a five-issue release that follows a team of women “risking everything on the front lines” from an incarcerated firefighter program. But they’re also planning a steaming attack on a burning mansion deep in the California hills, the historic Arroyo wildfires that have been slowly burning for six weeks.

Led by the newest member of the crew – a white-collar prisoner with an obscure Rolodex contact – offers to quit firefighting duties to rob the abandoned mansion of a former co-worker. The rest of the team must decide if they want to risk their only path to salvation for a life-changing score. But whatever they decide, it can be a deathtrap.

“I wanted to do something different with Dark Spaces. “This is a chance to tell dark, grounded, character-driven stories that are completely unique,” ​​says Sender in a new announcement with more details on Dark Spaces.

“I also wanted this to be a book where I could collaborate with such an up-and-coming talent as Hayden. It was also important to me to be able to keep the door open to more new writers and artists. That’s why Dark Spaces: Wildfire is its own story, but it’s also the place for other writers and artists I’ve curated. “Mark Doyle and IDW saw the vision and were incredible partners to help me build this space.”

Dark Spaces: Wildfire will be released monthly from July to November, with subsequent stories coming in 2023. The first issue of Wildfire will feature different covers by Sherman, Andrea Sorrentino, Liana Kangas and Tula Lotay.

Check out the covers below, followed by information on the eight other new releases of IDW:

Dark Spaces: Wildfire

Dark Spaces: Wildfire

Dark Spaces: Wildfire

Dark Spaces: Wildfire

Dark Spaces: Wildfire

Dark Spaces: Wildfire ⁠ — art by Hayden Sherman

Dark Spaces: Wildfire ⁠ — by Hayden Sherman (Image credit: IDW Publishing)

Trve Kvlt is a limited five-issue series written by Scott Bryan Wilson with art by Liana Kangas, about an “unlucky loser” Marty Tarantella who has a plan to escape his lifelong job at a fast food service. A “last minute plan” pits him against a cult of Satan-worshipping lunatics!

Trve Kvlt – artwork by Liana Kangas, colors by Gabriela Contreras

Trve Kvlt – artwork by Liana Kangas, colors by Gabriela Contreras (Image credit: IDW Publishing)

Crashing is a five-issue limited series written by Matthew Klein, set in an emergency room filled with the victims of a superhuman war, with art by Morgan Beem. Dr. Rose Osler faces the most dangerous day of her medical career as she tries to stay on the path of addiction and recovery.

Crashing ⁠—Morgan Beem's art, colors Triona Farrell's

Crashing ⁠—Morgan Beem’s art, colors by Triona Farrell (Image credit: IDW Publishing)

Earthdivers is an ongoing series written by Stephen Graham Jones with art by Davide Gianfelice and unites the four surviving natives in a near-future apocalypse. The quartet embark on a bloody one-way mission to save their world by traveling back in time to kill Christopher Columbus and stop the creation of America.

Earthdivers – artwork by Rafael Albuquerque

Earthdivers ⁠—art by rafael Albuquerque (Image credit: IDW Publishing)

Dead Seas is a six-issue limited series written by Cavan Scott with art by Nick Brokenshire. Trapped in a haunted and sinking prison ship, a cynical prisoner who turns into a reluctant hero must unite “desperate criminals, pirates and ruthless guards” as he tries to escape?

Dead Sea – artwork by Nick Brokenshire

Dead Seas – by Nick Brokenshire (Image credit: IDW Publishing)

A five-issue limited series written by Matthew Erman and Lonnie Nadler with art by Ryan Lee, Motor Mountain of Golgotha ​​is the “high-octane ignorant motor carnage” of two methamphetamine-fueled brothers trying to return home alive as “strangers.” fears” in their footsteps.

Golgotha ​​Engine Mountain ⁠ — Art by Ryan Lee

Golgotha ​​Engine Mountain ⁠— Art by Ryan Lee (Image credit: IDW Publishing)

Arca, the group’s only original graphic novel, was written by Van Jensen and the artwork is by Jesse Lonergan. The story follows billionaires who leave behind a dying Earth and establish a luxurious new society in outer space, but with a workforce of young maids. “But a girl discovers that the good life promised by her years of slavery was a lie…”

The Ark – art by Jesse Lonergan

Ark ⁠—Art by Jesse Lonergan (Image credit: IDW Publishing)

A six-issue limited series written by Robbie Thompson with art by Molly Murakami, Sin Bin stars unsuccessful hockey player Dale “Dukes” Duquesne, whose second job in away games is to hunt monsters for prey alongside his daughter Cat. looking for his mother’s murderer.

The Sin Box – artwork by Molly Murakami

The Sin Bin ⁠—Art by Molly Murakami (Image credit: IDW Publishing)

The Hunger and Twilight is a twelve-issue series written by G. Willow Wilson and artwork by Chris Wildgoose. The fantasy series “destroys an old conflict between humans and orcs” by introducing a new and more deadly orc species. “Fragile alliances form and unexpected romances sprout as former foes fight together to save their two races.”

The Hunger and the Twilight – artwork by Chris Wildgoose

The Hunger and the Twilight ⁠—by Chris Wildgoose (Image credit: IDW Publishing)

“Throughout our history, IDW has provided a supportive environment for passionate creators to pursue their artistic visions and has taken the form of beloved titles such as 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, V Wars, Canto, October Faction, and Wynonna Earp. several,” says IDW editor Nachie Marsham.

“Our new Originals publishing division, led by Mark Doyle, reflects our commitment to build on that legacy. We reach out to the creative community more than ever before, welcome new ideas spanning a wide variety of genres, and offer audiences new worlds to explore.”

IDW adds that the first nine titles are just the beginning of the Originals initiative, and the publisher has more projects in development for 2023 and beyond, including a John Ridley series and original graphic novels aimed at intermediate and YA audiences.

Finally, the publisher says it has developed these features for film, television, and other media.

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Scott Snyder’s Dark Spaces: Wildfire launches IDW’s 9 new original comic book series

IDW Publishing has announced nine new original series in the launch of what it calls an “expansive new comic book initiative,” and the “next evolution of original content. The initiative kicks off in July with writer Scott Snyder’s Dark Spaces, a character-driven anthology series that explores “Desperate people, desperate situations” and the decisions made and the irreversible actions taken when people are placed in those dilemmas.
Check out more information about Dark Spaces below.   
According to the publisher the new initiative builds on its creator-driven legacy, naming Snyder, G. Willow Wilson, Stephen Graham Jones, John Ridley, and more as the foundation.
The new initiative will feature new original projects encompassing the genres of crime thriller, supernatural horror, science fiction, epic fantasy, and more.
“A year ago we gave ourselves a mission: to make IDW the destination for premier talent and rising stars,” says Mark Doyle, editorial director of originals in IDW’s announcement. “This is an unprecedented moment in IDW’s history, and there’s been a tremendous team effort from our creative and editorial teams and everyone at the company to develop a stellar slate of original stories – and we’re having a blast doing it!”
While not mentioned in the announcement, the Originals program and new emphasis on creator-driven content could be in response to IDW losing the Hasbro G.I. Joe and Transformers comic book license at the end of 2021.
The first nine new projects include:
Snyder’s Dark Spaces, which will launch in July with Wildfire, a five-issue arc with art by Hayden Sherman and colors by Ronda Pattison that follows a crew of women from an inmate firefighters program “risking everything on the frontlines.” But they’re also planning a heist of a burning mansion deep in California hills smoldering from six weeks into the slow burn of the historic Arroyo wildfires. 
Led by the crew’s newest recruit – a white-collar convict with a shady Rolodex of contacts – she proposes abandoning their firefighting duties to burgle a former associate’s abandoned mansion. The rest of the team must decide if want to jeopardize their one sure path back to redemption for a life-changing score. But whatever they decide it could be a deadly trap.
“With Dark Spaces, I wanted to do something different. This is a chance to tell dark, grounded, character-driven stories that are totally unique,” says Synder in a new announcement with more details about Dark Spaces. 
“Plus, I wanted this to be a book where I could collaborate with a terrific up-and-coming talent like Hayden. It was also important to me to be able to hold the door open for even more new writers and artists. That’s why Dark Spaces: Wildfire is its own story, but will also mark the beginning of a line of new books featuring other writers and artists curated by me. Mark Doyle and IDW saw the vision and have been amazing partners in helping me build this space.”
Dark Spaces: Wildfire will be published monthly from July through November, with subsequent storylines debuting in 2023. The first issue of Wildfire will feature variant covers by Sherman, Andrea Sorrentino, Liana Kangas, and Tula Lotay.
Check the covers out below followed by information about the other eight new IDW launches:

Dark Spaces: Wildfire  ⁠—  art by Hayden Sherman (Image credit: IDW Publishing)
Trve Kvlt is a five-issue limited series written by Scott Bryan Wilson with art by Liana Kangas that introduces Marty Tarantella, a “down-on-his-luck loser” with a plan to escape lifetime employment in fast-food service. His “last-ditch scheme” sets him on a path to a collision course with a Devil-worshiping cult of violent lunatics!

Trve Kvlt  ⁠—  art by Liana Kangas, colors by Gabriela Contreras (Image credit: IDW Publishing)
Crashing is a five-issue limited series written by Matthew Klein with art by Morgan Beem set in an emergency room filled with casualties of a superhuman war. Dr. Rose Osler faces the most dangerous day of her medical career while trying to stay on her path of addiction and recovery.

Crashing  ⁠—  art by Morgan Beem, colors by Triona Farrell (Image credit: IDW Publishing)
Earthdivers is an ongoing series written by Stephen Graham Jones with art by Davide Gianfelice which unites four Indigenous survivors in an apocalyptic near future. The quartet attempt a bloody, “one-way mission to save their world by traveling back in time to kill Christopher Columbus and prevent the creation of America.”

Earthdivers  ⁠—  art by Rafael Albuquerque (Image credit: IDW Publishing)
Dead Seas is six-issue limited series written by Cavan Scott with art by Nick Brokenshire. A cynical convict is transformed into a reluctant hero when trapped on a haunted, sinking prison ship he must unite the “desperate criminals, pirates, and brutal guards” as they try to escape?

Dead Seas  ⁠—  art by Nick Brokenshire (Image credit: IDW Publishing)
Golgotha Motor Mountain, a five-issue limited series written by Matthew Erman and Lonnie Nadler with art by Ryan Lee, is a “high-octane, redneck motor massacre” about two meth-cooking brothers who attempt to make it home alive as “cosmic alien horrors” are hot on their trail.

Golgotha Motor Mountain  ⁠—  art by Ryan Lee (Image credit: IDW Publishing)
Arca, the only original graphic novel in the group is written by Van Jensen with art by Jesse Lonergan. The story features billionaires who leave a dying Earth behind and establish a luxurious new society in space, but with a labor force of teenage indentured servants. “But one girl discovers that the good life promised for their years of servitude was a lie…”

Arca  ⁠—  art by Jesse Lonergan (Image credit: IDW Publishing)
The Sin Bin, a six-issue limited series written by Robbie Thompson with art by Molly Murakami, stars a washed-up hockey player Dale “Dukes” Duquesne, whose second job during away games is monster hunting with his daughter Cat along for the hunt, in search of her mother’s killer.

The Sin Bin  ⁠—  art by Molly Murakami (Image credit: IDW Publishing)
The Hunger and the Dusk is a twelve-issue series written by G. Willow Wilson with art by Chris Wildgoose. The fantasy series “upends an age-old conflict between humans and orcs” by introducing a new, deadlier species of orc. “Fragile alliances form – and unexpected romances blossom – as former enemies wade into battle together to save their two races.”

The Hunger and the Dusk  ⁠—  art by Chris Wildgoose (Image credit: IDW Publishing)
“Throughout our history, IDW has provided a supportive environment for passionate creators to pursue their artistic vision, taking form as such beloved titles as 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, V Wars, Canto, October Faction, and Wynonna Earp, just to name a few,” says IDW publisher Nachie Marsham. 
“Our new Originals editorial division, spearheaded by Mark Doyle, reflects our commitment to building upon that legacy. More than ever before, we are reaching out to the creative community, welcoming fresh ideas that span a diverse range of genres, and offering audiences wild new worlds to explore.”
IDW adds that the initial nine titles are just the beginning of the Originals initiative, and the publisher has more projects in development for 2023 and beyond, including a  series by John Ridley and original graphic novels aimed at middle grade and YA audiences.
Finally, the publisher says is developing these properties for film, television, and other mediums.
Look for IDW’s new line of titles at your local comic shop.

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