Layman Switches Genres to Cosmic Horror for His Next “CHEW-like Novel Length Comic”

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John Layman is back with another Image title and, in a bit of a change up, this one is based out of Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint.

Outer Darkness debuts in November, feature art by  Afu Chan and… you know what?  Let’s just let Layman describe it.

My next big book. My next CHEW-like novel length comic, in development since early 2016, finally seeing the light of day.

OUTER DARKNESS. Weird sci-fi horror. A space crew on a continuing mission, where everybody on the ship hates each other, and every THING outside the ship is trying to kill them

Coming November.

Art by Afu Chan.

Lettered by Pat Brosseau.

Edited by Jon Moisan.

Published by Skybound.

This will either be the best or second best book I’ve ever written, depending on how you feel about CHEW.

I’ve had to keep quiet about the for a LONG goddamn time. I can finally talk about it. I don’t even have the words for how in love with this book I am.

So there you go, Chew-like scope and cosmic horror.  There’s a trailer, too.

Official PR follows:

Eisner Award-winning writer John Layman (CHEW, LEVIATHAN) and artist Afu Chan (Immortal Iron FistsSpera) team up for OUTER DARKNESS, an all-new sci-fi/horror series coming this November from Image/Skybound Entertainment.

“Thanks to Afu Chan and Skybound, we’ve succeeded in making OUTER DARKNESS as perfect and beautiful as I’d envisioned it to be since finishing Chew,” said Layman. “I’m so unbelievably excited that OUTER DARKNESS is being announced to the world. I’m absolutely in love with this book.”

In OUTER DARKNESS, humankind has successfully colonized the galaxy. But during our interstellar travels, we discovered a terrifying secret out in the vast reaches of space…

Enter Captain Joshua Rigg and the crew of the starship Charon, who will encounter demonic possessions, hauntings, and cosmic horror as they embark on a desperate rescue mission into the Outer Darkness of space—where everything wants to kill them.

“It was scary, in good way, working with John Layman and Skybound, especially on a comic filled with monsters and in space where nobody can hear you,” said Chan. “I am always on the edge of my seat while drawing these pages, and I can’t wait for people to experience the ride when reading OUTER DARKNESS. It is the best work I’ve done yet.”

OUTER DARKNESS #1 will hit stores on Wednesday, November 7th.