Dark Horse today announced a new series titled BANG! The press release was highly redacted so the name of the writer was not known…but a few hours after the release was sent, Matt Kindt revealed on Twitter it was him.
Artists Wilfredo Torres, Nayoung Kim, and letterer Nate Piekos will be involved with the title that is set for release in 2020.
The highly redacted press release is below.
New York Times Bestselling Cartoonist REDACTED and Acclaimed Artist Wilfredo Torres are Collaborating in 2020 with BANG!
(October 3, 2019)
From the Office of the Bureau Chief
Agent Thomas Cord’s most recent communication was made from the open sea, after acquiring the asset. Our intel confirms that Cord was captured soon after his transmission was made. There is video footage of his capture, subsequent torture and eventual escape from his captors, but Agent Cord has not been seen since and he remains missing-in-action. We have, however, attained the paperback of The 18th Stigmata of Philip K. Verve that Cord was sent to recover.
For 20 years, person of interest and New York Times bestselling cartoonist REDACTED has been writing and illustrating creator-owned comic books and graphic novels like REDACTED, REDACTED, and REDACTED. Our intel now confirms that REDACTED, acclaimed artist Wilfredo Torres, colorist Nayoung Kim and letterer Nate Piekos are actively working together, for the first time, on an all new project known at this time only as BANG! Transmissions will begin in spring of next year, on a monthly basis.
Little is currently known about BANG! This we suspect: science-fiction novelist Philip K Verve is the key to the entire thing. Goldmaze will not stop until he is terminated.
For 20 years, person of interest and New York Times bestselling cartoonist REDACTED has been writing and illustrating creator-owned comic books and graphic novels like REDACTED, REDACTED, and REDACTED.
About Wilfredo Torres
Wilfredo Torres is an American cartoonist/illustrator based in Atlanta. Wilfredo has been working professionally for over a decade and in that time has collaborated with some of the most acclaimed and prolific Writers in Comics. Wilfredo has drawn stories for books such as BLACK PANTHER, LEGION and MOON KNIGHT for Marvel Comics as well as BLACK HAMMER: THE QUANTUM AGE for Dark Horse Comics and JUPITERS CIRCLE for Image Comics.
About Nayoung Kim
Nayoung wasn’t introduced to the world of comics until late in life by her husband. With an art school background and a decade in graphic design, she jumped in and has been coloring for 3 years. Nayoung lives outside Atlanta with her husband and 2 dogs when they are not traveling in their campervan.
About Nate Piekos
Nate Piekos graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from Rhode Island College in 1998. His designs can be seen worldwide, and he’s the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2010 Rhode Island College Alumni Honor Roll Award for Success in the Field of Design. He is fortunate enough to work with his childhood heroes, his esteemed contemporaries, and the inspiring up-and-coming talent in the comics industry and beyond.
About Dark Horse
For more than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Stranger Things, Aliens, The Legend of Zelda, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Minecraft, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.