Tom Hardy has joined forces with Scott Snyder, Frank Tieri, and Ryan Smallman for a new sci-fi comic called Arcbound. And the entire creative team will be on hand at New York Comic Con to sign copies of the book.

Fans can stop by Booth #3063 on Saturday at NYCC from 4:45–5:30 p.m. for signings. Members of the creative team, sans Hardy, will also host a panel Saturday from 3–4 p.m. in room #409.

While the first issue of Arcbound won’t hit shelves until March, an Ashcan edition will be at the Arcbound booth starting Thursday. The book will feature variant covers by Ryan Ottley, Clay Mann, Tyler Kirkham, and Dan Panosian.

Arcbound is set apart not just by its original concept and narrative, but also by the team that’s breathing life into it. Frank is one of the best storytellers I know. His imaginative talent is amazing, but he’s also an incredible structuralist. Ryan’s style is so kinetic, so full of energy and passion. And Tom has been responsible for bringing some of my favorite characters to life on the screen – he’s a true creative force,” Snyder said in a statement. “So, having the chance to work with all three of them in building a world and story of this scope… it’s hugely exciting. Because Arcbound is not just a comic; it’s a narrative expression reflecting our times.”

Arcbound will consist of 12 issues in its initial run, but Hardy will also oversee a larger universe for the comic. While Arcbound Studios is still seeking a publisher, it seems it has big plans for the book and universe.

“I’ve always been drawn to the creative process in all aspects of storytelling – and with comics, I find it’s a fascinating playground to explore. A place where as long as you have a great creative team and the ability to illustrate, write, and discuss – you can build epic worlds together. Worlds you have the distinct freedom to shape, modify, redefine, dismantle and rebuild without the constraints of limited budgets and resources,” Hardy said. “The canvas is limitless, a vast expanse to explore the human condition, character depth, and boundless realms, all only limited by our collective imagination. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to work alongside such industry legends as Scott, Frank, and Ryan in helping to bring the Arcbound universe to life. They have created an epic world that is as exciting to explore for those who enjoy comics as it is for those who create them.”


“The formidable corporatocracy Zynitec harnesses the unmatched energy of Kronium to assert its dominion across the stars. The Arcbound series chronicles the journey of Kai, a resolute Mediator Captain, tasked with maintaining Zynitec’s lifeline to Kronium. However, as he grapples with the morality of his role, revelations about Zynitec’s dubious past thrust him into a poignant quandary: to remain loyal to the empire or to confront the forces that molded him into a tool of oppression.”