Image had a lot of guests pop up at their expo to reveal new titles, but Eric Stephenson’s keynote speech also made a number of other announcements, which haven’t yet been reported quite so widely. Amongst them was the announcement of a series which has been trailed extensively through various Image comics over the last month or so – UMBRAL, by Antony Johnston and Chris Mitten.
Now the title has been announced by the company, Johnston has blogged a few more details about the series. The book launches in November, and will be coloured by John Rauch, lettered by Thomas Mauer. Mitten and Johnston were obviously the co-creators of the long-running Oni Press series Wasteland, and describe this new collaboration as ‘a dark fantasy series. ‘
There’s not much news on this comic yet – it wasn’t given the same discussion at Image Expo as the other titles, so we don’t currently know if this is even a miniseries or an ongoing – but Johnston promises that more news on the title will be coming soon.