This December Disney’s beloved Gargoyles will return to comics with creator and preeminent driver of the characters Greg Weisman (Gargoyles/Young Justice) at the helm. The title from Dynamite will chronicle the latest adventures of everyone’s favorite nocturnal New York City protectors.
“I literally can’t articulate how thrilled I am to be writing Gargoyles stories again, both for returning fans and newcomers,” said Weisman. “It’s just a joy to be exploring a world populated by Goliath, the entire Manhattan Clan, all their friends, and every single one of their enemies. I’ve been wanting to get back to these characters for some time now and having this opportunity rocks! (Pun intended).”
With the first issue debuting on December 7, the story will remain fully in continuity with the acclaimed classic television series. One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled in the old world and the “Age of Gargoyles.” By day, these beings were solid stone but came alive at night as powerful warriors. At least until they were betrayed by the humans they had sworn to protect – frozen in stone by a spell for a thousand years. Until today in modern Manhattan, they have risen again to become Defenders of the Night!
Weisman is joined by illustrator George Kambadais for the series, which will be the perfect jumping-on point for readers, whether you are an old fan or a new one.
The publisher gave a little background on where the story begins:
“The whole crew including Goliath, Demona, Angela, Elisa, Brooklyn, Broadway, Lexington, Bronx, and a couple fresh faces, have begun to go their own ways when the series starts. Several new characters will be making their first-ever appearances in this series! But their bonds will be tested when nefarious factions from across Manhattan attempt to disrupt the peace and harmony of the city, calling the Clan back together once more!”
“I still remember waking up all excited, flustered even, every Saturday and Sunday morning to catch the next episodes,” said Kambadais. “I just loved them. Goliath was the coolest dude and the rest of the clan were SO… MUCH… FUN.”
Kambadais was hand selected for the job. Fans may recognize his work from John Carter of Mars, The Flash, and Firefly, among others. His energetic style strikes a perfect balance between evoking the animation origins of Gargoyles with a modern comics approach.
Weisman and Kambadais (who is also coloring) are joined by letterer Jeff Eckleberry, and covers will be from top artists such as David Nakayama, Lucio Parrillo, Lesley “Leirix” Li, Jae Lee, Tony Fleecs, and Gargoyles alumnus Amanda Conner.
“Gargoyles was a huge influence on me,” shared editor Nate Cosby. “It’s incredible that I get to help tell new stories about these characters that I love, written by the person that created them. Maintaining Greg’s vision of this world is a responsibility and an honor that I take seriously. New readers and longtime fans are going to be absolutely thrilled by what Greg, George, and Jeff have in store.”
Gargoyles #1 will be available for preorder in October 2022 and is slated for release in December 2022. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available through digital platforms such as Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.
Check out a sneak peek at interior art below!