The bestselling, Eisner Award winning team behind Gideon Falls and Primorialâ€”Jeff Lemireand Andrea Sorrentinoâ€”kick off their shared horror universe The Bone Orchard Mythoswith the upcoming, The Passageway. This chilling original graphic novel will hit shelves in June from Image Comics.
â€œThe Passageway may be the most complete collaboration between Andrea and I yet,” said Lemire in an exclusive sneak peek at the title with IGN. “It not only tells a complete, dark and mysterious story, it also opens the doors to the larger universe of The Bone Orchard Mythos. Weâ€™re setting out to make smart, evocative and emotional horror stories that take readers to places they never could have imagined.”
In The Passageway, readers meet a geologist who is sent to a remote lighthouse to investigate strange phenomena, he finds a seemingly endless pit in the rocks. What lurks withinâ€”and how will he escape its pull?
Sorrentino added: “The Passagewayalso coincidentally comes with a title that has both a meaning in the story itself (as our unfortunate John will find out) and acts as a gate for the readers to this brand-new, exciting horror universe. Jeff an I have carefully built a complex mythology and lore for this new world for months now and I can’t wait for all this world-building to slowly unfold before the reader’s eyes in the coming years. It will be huge.”
â€œThe creative rapport Jeff and Andrea have developed over the course of the last few years is on par with the partnership Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have built,â€ said Eric Stephenson, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer at Image Comics. â€œSo watching the Bone Orchard Mythos take shape has been truly amazing and it’s awesome that they’ve chosen to launch this new horror universe during Image’s 30th anniversary!â€
The Passageway (ISBN: 978-1534322240) will be available on Wednesday, June 15 and in bookstores on Wednesday, June 21.It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop and on Pullbox or independent bookstore or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.