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The Legendary Lynx comes to print from Image and Syzygy

Syzygy Publishing, an imprint of Image Comics, have announced plans to release a remastered and expanded edition of The Legendary Lynx, the long out-of-print 1970s superhero series from defunct publisher Triumph Comics.

The Lynx, a street-level vigilante and precursor to gritty, noir runs on titles like Marvel’s Daredevil, Moon Knight, and a contemporary to heroes like The Cat and Spider-Woman, was the flagship comic book of Triumph Comics, far surpassing its other, less popular titles. Best-known for its initial, critically-acclaimed run by writer Harvey Stern and artist Doug Detmer, along with guest writer Carmen Valdez, many comic insiders point to the Lynx as an essential, lost part of comic history. When Triumph entered into bankruptcy in the early 90s, the rights surrounding the Lynx became muddled. 

The Legendary Lynx is based on the comic book series featured in Alex Segura’s acclaimed and bestselling crime novel, Secret Identity. The novel, which featured Lynx comic book sequences drawn by Sandy Jarrell (as “Doug Detmer”), was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Mystery/Thriller category in addition to widespread acclaim. Pages from this in-world comic book have already begun serialization via digital platform Zestworld, and will see print later this year from Image/Syzygy.

Discover Onyx by Gabriel Rodriguez, Jay Fotos, and Chris Ryall this September

Locke & Key artist and co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez, colorist Jay Fotos, and writer Chris Ryall bring readers the complete, extra-length tale of a cyborg warrior who calls herself Onyx. The exciting Onyx one-shot story will land on shelves this September and be published by Image Comics and Syzygy.

Onyx arrives in a near-future Nigeria beset by overpopulation and food shortages alongside another alien entity that corrupts all lifeforms in its presence. Is Onyx here to save the planet or, in its final throes, will she help hasten its destruction?

Onyx one-shot (Diamond Code JUL220072) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 28.


Zombies vs. Robots Returns to Print in March 2022

The original Zombies Vs. Robots title is back to reclaim its turf and introduce itself to a new world! Eisner Award nominated duo Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood take the reins with a lineup of four classic adventures—each loaded with automaton-versus-automaton action—in ZvRC: Zombies Vs. Robots Classic. These remastered issues will hit shelves in March from Image Comics and Ryall and Wood’s Syzygy Publishing imprint.

Each issue of ZvRC will present an iconic tale and feature new Wood covers, and new stories and additional material, too, as well as the multi-part, entirely untrue Secret History of Zombies Vs. Robots. In the premiere issue, readers will be treated to a 26 page “Which Came First?” origin story, an all-new back-up tale in the spirit of a Kanigher/Kubert war comic, and more!

ZvRC: Zombies Vs. Robots Classic#1, which will feature three new covers by Wood as well as a blank sketch cover, will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 30.

Joe Hill’s Rain Launches Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood’s Syzygy Publishing

 A graphic adaptation of Joe Hill’s Rain will serve as the debut offering from Syzygy Publishing, Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood’s new publishing venture. This first, five issue miniseries will kick off the new line of comics, graphic novels, and art books—from the Zombies vs Robots co-creators—beginning in January 2022

The award-winning creative team consisting of writer David M. Booher, artist Zoe Thorogood, colorist Chris O’Halloran, and letterer Shawn Lee will come together to bring Joe Hill’s Rain to sequential form. Ryall and Wood contribute editorial and logo/production design, respectively.

Rain first appeared in author Joe Hill’s acclaimed novella collection Strange Weather, and tells the story of a seemingly normal August day in Boulder, Colorado—the skies are clear and Honeysuckle Speck couldn’t be happier. She’s finally moving in with her girlfriend, Yolanda. But their world is literally torn apart when dark clouds roll in and release a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. 

Rain makes vivid this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads across the country and around the world, threatening everything young lovers Honeysuckle and Yolanda hold dear. 

Rain’s debut issue features a primary Klimpt-inspired cover illustrated by Thorogood; while Elizabeth Beals offers up a vibrant variant cover. Wood also pays tribute to Klimpt in a special painted 1:25 copy incentive cover. 

As an added highlight, each issue of Rain will feature a bonus story from Unnamed, an upcoming series by Ryall and Wood following immortal hunters in pursuit of a fanged creature and set during swingin’ ’60s London. 

Rain #1 (of 5), a 32-page, $3.99 comic, will hit shelves on January 12, 2022:

  • Cover A by Thorogood – Diamond Code NOV210023
  • Cover B by Beals – Diamond Code NOV210024
  • Cover C Blank cover – Diamond Code NOV210025
  • Cover D 1:25 copy incentive by Wood – Diamond Code NOV210026
  • Cover E 1:50 copy incentive De Liz – Diamond Code NOV210027
  • Cover F 1:100 copy incentive Thorogood sketch – Diamond Code NOV210028