40 Seconds, the five-issue sci-fi/fantasy series from writer Jeremy Haun, artist Christopher Mitten, colorist Brett Weldele, and letterer Thomas Mauer, was published digitally by Comixology Originals back in 2020. Now Dark Horse Comics has announced that the series will get a print collection later this year as part of the agreement between the two publishers. The series follows team of space explorers as they face unimaginable threats and explore fantastic new worlds.
Here’s how Dark Horse & Comixology describe 40 Seconds:
When a team of science explorers set out to answer a distress call a galaxy away, they have no idea what they’re in for. Their mission: make it to Terminus. Tasked with investigating what happened to the previous team and gathering data, they find themselves traveling through a series of alien gateways, jumping across the universe through strange and beautiful landscapes only to be hunted by a vast inexplicably unstoppable horde. Truths lie at the final gate. If only they can make it in time.
40 Seconds is the first collaboration between writer Jeremy Haun and artist Christopher Mitten. In an interview with The Beat about the series, Haun praised the work of Mitten, as well as that of colorist Brett Weldele and letterer Thomas Mauer:
The look and feel of this thing came together when Chris agreed to do the book. It only got better when Brett Weldele agreed to come on and do colors. We knew we wanted something different here– something beautiful and painterly. Brett really brought that. He’s an illustrator that gets the whole process. And every issue Chris and Brett just get better and better together.
It’s also important to mention our designer and letter, Thomas Mauer. I just don’t want to make comics without Thomas. He worked with me on THE BEAUTY and THE REALM and added so much to the feel of the project. I’ve never seen someone figure out a take and make it shine the way Thomas does. I don’t want to spoil, but he does something with universal translators in this comic that’s so incredibly cool.
40 Seconds is the latest Comixology Originals title to get a print release from Dark Horse Comics. Other titles due out in print include Chip Zdarsky & Jason Loo‘s The All-Nighter, Kel McDonald & Tyler Crook‘s The Stone King, and Erica Schultz & Marika Cresta‘s Forgotten Home, among many others. Single issues of Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo‘s We Have Demons are also due out physically from Dark Horse, with the first issue set to arrive at the end of this month.
The 136-page print collection of 40 Seconds from Dark Horse Comics is due out on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022. It is available to preorder now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic book shop.