Wiper creators – writer John Harris Dunning, artist Ricardo Cabral, and colorist Brad Simpson – reunite for an LGBTQIA+ horror mystery miniseries Summer Shadows from Dark Horse this Fall. The first issue of this four-part miniseries will hit comic shops September 11, 2024, priced $5.99. 

Summer Shadows

The Dark Horse synopsis for Summer Shadows is as follows:

“Nick Landry is on the unspoilt Greek island of Avraxos to look for his ex. Anthony was the love of his life, and without knowing why he left, Nick can’t move on. But Anthony isn’t the only one to disappear on Avraxos. Coast Guard officer Alekos Kourkoulos is on the trail of another young man missing on the island. They learn that both of the missing men fell in with the glamorous inhabitants of a jet-black super yacht, the Nyx, before vanishing. As the mystery deepens, Nick and Alekos discover that the brighter the sunshine, the darker the shadows…”

Writer John Harris Dunning’s last release was scifi mystery graphic novel Wiper, published by Dark Horse in 2023. Prior to that he produced psychological thriller Tumult with Michael Kennedy, published by SelfMadeHero in 2018; and debuted on the comics scene with gothic fantasy graphic novel Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers from Candlewick in 2010. Having previously written longer-form comics, Summer Shadows looks to be the first time he has taken on a serialised monthly. Outside of comics writing, he cofounded the Comica Festival and co-curated the mammoth Comics Unmasked exhibition that took over the British Library in 2014 – both alongside British treasure Paul Gravett.

Dunning, Cabral, and Simpson will be joined by star letterer Jim Campbell – who has been nominated for Eisner Awards twice. He has worked for a number of publishers including BOOM!, Image, Dark Horse, and Vault. He is also one of British weekly 2000 AD’s small cadre of regular letterers.