Dubbed Ether: The Disappearance of Violet Bell, this is the third season of this story. It’s first part is slated to hit comic shops Sept. 18. This time around, the lonely portal-jumping scientist Boone Dias is investigating the missing daughter of the Faerie King. Publisher Dark Horse bills the story as one “featuring assassin eggs, rancid pirates, ice deserts, and room of immortal gods, desperate to finally be able to die.” Like a game of MadLibs combined with a particularly bleak hour of therapy.
Thankfully, Ether returns with the same fantastic creative team, the one that gives the other world in this story such a striking and bizarre (yet totally coherent) aesthetic.
As noted in our headline, the cover for this new story also features a more rugged looking Boone Dias. With a bald head and a big knife.
Official PR from Dark Horse can be found below:
From New York Times–bestselling Mind MGMT creator MATT KINDT and Black Hammer’s DAVID RUBÍN comes the third volume of this fantasy adventure that’s Sherlock Holmes meets Dr. Seuss. Welcome back to the wonderful world of magic, science, and interdimensional adventure in Ether: The Disappearance of Violet Bell.
In Ether: The Disappearance of Violet Bell, The Faerie King’s daughter is missing and only portal jumper Boone Dias can track her down. Jumping from one magical crime scene to another, he uncovers a bizarre plot featuring assassin eggs, rancid pirates, ice deserts, and room of immortal gods, desperate to finally be able to die.
Ether: The Disappearance of Violet Bell #1 (of five) goes on sale September 18, 2019, and features a standard cover by David Rubín and a variant by Paul Azaceta! Ether: The Disappearance of Violet Bell #1 is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.
Praise for Ether:
“When you inadvertently become an inter-dimensional adventurer, you have to hope that the science behind your loopy situation is on your side. But what happens when you land in a reality where magic trumps science? Well, in Matt Kindt and David Rubín’s Ether, the answer is simple: you solve some goddamn magic crimes.”—io9
“Deftly written alt-SF/Fantasy, fun, freaky and fantastic-looking. Ether is a knock-out.”—Evan Dorkin, BEASTS OF BURDEN
“Seriously, seriously, let Matt Kindt & David Rubín drive you in a giant snail taxi across the gateways of their magical realm of mystery, imaginative character designs and awesome storytelling. You have to pick up Ether. Seriously.”—David Aja, HAWKEYE