Dark Horse Comics yesterday announced a new collection of comic adaptations based on Neil Gaiman short stories. The Problem of Susan and Other Stories will contain four stories adapted from Gaiman prose, and feature work by creators P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton, Paul Chadwick, and Lovern Kindzierski. The stories being adapted include “The Problem of Susan,” “October in the Chair,” “Locks,” and “The Day the Saucers Came.”
The hardcover will be the latest from the publisher to feature work originating from Gaiman’s non-comics bibliography, with the most recent book, an adaptation of A Study in Emerald by Rafael Albuquerque, having been released less than two months ago. It’s unclear from the press release which artists are working on which stories, though some light searching reveals that a version of “The Day the Saucers Came” illustrated by Chadwick previously appeared in an issue of Dark Horse Presents back in 2013.
Check out cover art for the hardcover, as well as the full press release announcement, below. The Problem of Susan and Other Stories will be in stores in January of 2019.
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (August 6, 2018)—As part of Dark Horse’s ever-expanding Neil Gaiman Library, we are thrilled to announce comic adaptations of the beloved Gaiman short stories “The Problem of Susan,” “October in the Chair,” “Locks,” and “The Day the Saucers Came” in an essential anthology. From Hugo, Eisner, Newbery, Harvey, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award–winning author Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell (The Sandman, The Giver), Scott Hampton (American Gods), and Paul Chadwick (Concrete) comes The Problem of Susan and Other Stories.
In the short story “The Problem of Susan,” Neil Gaiman explores the remarkable power of children’s literature through the eyes of an aged college professor with unique insight into Susan’s fantastic past. The Problem of Susan and Other Stories shines new light on the wondrous and imaginative tales we tell and how they shape our experiences for generations to come.
The Problem of Susan and Other Stories HC goes on sale January 23, 2019, and is available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop.
Praise for Neil Gaiman:
“It’s virtually impossible to read more than ten words by Neil Gaiman and not wish he would tell you the rest of the story. He is a thesaurus of myth, both original and traditional.” –The Guardian
“Gaiman’s storytelling is the furthest thing from clumsy — extremely well researched, superbly clever, and endlessly fun.” –Medium
“Neil Gaiman, a writer of rare perception and endless imagination, is an American treasure.” —William Gibson (Neuromancer)
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