DSTLRY has revealed new covers for the second issues of Gone and Somna. The final order cut-off is December 10 through Lunar and December 11 from Diamond.
In Gone #2, it’s been fifteen years since we last saw ABI—a frightened 13-year-old stowaway on a spaceship bound for distant stars… Now nearly 30, Abi is not only still roaming the galaxy, but is a self-assured—and deeply scarred—veteran of an intergalactic war! Gone is in an action-packed sci-fi adventure where a young heroine has grown into a war-weary spacefarer who still dreams of one elusive goal…. getting home.
Gone #2, by Jock, features covers by Jock, Lee Garbett, Oliver Barrett,Matt Taylor, and Jamie McKelvie.
In Somna #2, set amidst the terrifying backdrop of the witch hunts in a quiet 1600s English village, Somna follows one woman’s erotic escape from the confines of her puritanical world. No one is above suspicion when the relentless Witch Hunter Roland draws his net around someone close to him as this darkly sexual thriller races towards its gripping conclusion!
Somna #2 is by Becky Cloonan and Tula Lotay and featuring covers by Lotay and Cloonan, Emily Carroll, Julian Totino Tedesco, Dani, and Christian Ward.
DSTLRY has launched its beta v0.1 desktop reader at dstlry.co with the digital release of The Devil’s Cut. The digital debut of The Devil’s Cut is the first step towards a full mobile experience and marketplace, scheduled to debut in 2024.
The digital price of The Devil’s Cutwill be $6.66. DSTLRY is recommending customers use the desktop reading experience; mobile reading is available but not fully stable in this beta v0.1 release.
For a rundown on beta v0.1 and current & upcoming features, check out the intro video from DSTLRYco-founder and CEO David Steinberger.
DSTLRY’sdigital store and reader beta fuses the excitement of New Comic Book Day with digital reading, while establishing a new revenue stream for creators. Mirroring the limited-run nature of print comics, DSTLRY’s digital releases will be available directly from the publisher on dstlry.co for one week—Wednesday through Tuesday—upon release. Mass market digital releases will follow when collections arrive in print.
DSTLRY’s first digital release is The Devil’s Cut, the company’s premier issue. Featuring 11 knockout short-stories from the publisher’s all-star lineup of Founding Creators and friends, the digital version of the 88-page mature-readers collection will be available for purchase directly from DSTLRY through December 12th. Gone#1 by Jock will debut digitally on December 13th alongside the first ownership benefit, and Somna#1 by Tula Lotay and Becky Cloonan will debut digitally alongside more digital benefits on December 20th.
The v0.1 beta of DSTLRY’s digital reader will allow fans to enjoy their comics library in full page view, fit to width, with basic +/- zooming controls on their desktops. While also available via mobile web browsers, the best experience for v0.1 is on desktop.
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(W) Becky Cloonan, Tula Lotay (A) Tula Lotay (A/CA) Becky Cloonan In Shops: Nov 22, 2023 SRP: $8.99
NEW SERIES DEBUT from DSTLRY! BECKY CLOONAN and TULA LOTAY-Both writing and drawing a creator-owned project together for the FIRST TIME! Set amidst the terrifying backdrop of the witch hunts in a quiet 1600s English village, SOMNA follows one woman’s descent into an erotic escape from the confines of her puritanical world.
Ingrid is unhappily married to Roland, the town’s bailiff and chief witch hunter, who is on a single-minded quest to purge the ‘heretics’ in their midst. After a prominent town leader is found murdered, accusations fly and no one is above reproach from Roland’s deadly crusade. Ingrid has her suspicions about who the real murderer is, but even as she pursues the truth, she’s pursued herself by a shadowy figure. Ingrid finds that she’s drawn to the foreboding phantom in ways she can’t resist- does this dark and tempting stranger may hold the key to the mystery…or will he damn Ingrid’s soul to the blackest circle of Hell?
From the masterful minds of Becky Cloonan (BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE, Wonder Woman) and Tula Lotay (BARNSTORMERS) comes an intoxicating blend of history, eroticism, and the supernatural in SOMNA-an evocative masterpiece that draws inspiration from cinematic folk-horror gems like Midsommar and The Witch- and will transport readers to a world where passion and spirits intertwine, enrapturing your senses and leave you craving more.
Hop aboard massive mechs and battle giant monsters in Dark Horse Comics’ newest sci-fi epic, Dawnrunner! Ram V and Evan Cagle helm the series with story by V and interior and cover art by Cagle. V and Cagle join forces with colorist Dave Stewart and letterer Aditya Bidikar. Fans should also keep an eye out for five different variant cover versions of Issue #1 by various artists, including Matias Bergara, Dike Ruan, and Tula Lotay.
A century ago, a portal opened over Central America and giant monsters known as the Tetza came through, changing our world. Now, the world puts all its effort into making the Iron Kings–giant mechs that are forever battling the Tetza for humanity’s continued survival in gladiatorial combat.
Anita Marr is the greatest of the Iron King pilots, chosen to work with a new secret prototype named Dawnrunner. An Iron King that could change the tide in humanity’s favor.
Dawnrunner #1 (of 5) will be in comic shops on March 20, 2024, and is available for pre-order now at your local comic shop for $4.99.
From the Eisner Award-winning and bestselling creative team of Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, source of the upcoming film from DC Studios, comes a brand new gothic sword and sorcery epic that’s Conan the Barbarian meets The Wizard of Oz. Dark Horse Comics presents Helen of Wyndhorn, the latest creative endeavor from the prolific team of writer Tom King, artists Bilquis Evely, and Matheus Lopes, and letterer Clayton Cowles.
To celebrate the return of King and Evely as a comics duo, Helen of Wyndhorn #1 will debut with several must-have, collectible variant covers. The main cover is created by interior artists Evely and Lopes, with a foil variant also available, while renowned artists Tula Lotay, Elsa Charretier, and Massimo Carnevale provide breathtaking variant covers in their own styles. Incentive variants by Clay Mann and Walt Simonson with Laura Martin will also be available to retailers, along with a pulp cover tribute variant by Greg Smallwood to be revealed near the final order cuttoff for comics retailers.
Following the tragic death of her father C.K. Cole, the esteemed pulp writer and creator of the popular warrior character Othan, Helen Cole is called to her grandfather’s enormous and illustrious estate: Wyndhorn House. Scarred by Cole’s untimely passing and lost in a new, strange world, Helen wreaks drunken havoc upon her arrival. However, her chaotic ways begin to soften as she discovers a lifetime of secrets hiding within the myriad rooms and hallways of the expansive manor. For outside its walls, within the woods, dwell the legendary adventures that once were locked away within her father’s stories.
Helen of Wyndhorn #1 (of 6) will arrive in a traditional comics format (32 pages, 6.625” x 10.1875”) on comic shop shelves on March 13, 2024. Pre-order from your local comic book shop today.
DSTLRY has announced its plans for this year’s Thought Bubble Comic Convention, taking place this weekend in Harrogate, England. From November 11–12, the publisher will host signings with six of its Founding Creators and friends, alongside offering convention-exclusive variants of debut release The Devil’s Cut.
Every purchase of a convention-exclusive The Devil’s Cut variant at Thought Bubble will also include a free black & white flip ashcan of Gone #1, written and drawn by Jock, and Somna#1, written and drawn by both Thought Bubble founder Tula Lotay and Becky Cloonan. Fans who pick up the ashcan can check out two of the hottest comics of the fall, with sci-fi adventure Gone #1(rated Teen+)selling out at the distributor level a week after its launch in late October and erotic, folk-horror thriller Somna #1(rated Mature) hitting shelves at local comic book stores on November 22.
Becky Cloonan, Christian Ward, Jock, Lee Garbett, Ram V, and Tula Lotay will be on-site at Thought Bubble this weekend to sign copies of The Devil’s Cut and the Gone/Somna ashcan. All signings will take place at DSTLRY Hall E1-2.
DSTLRYwill also sponsor a launch party in tandem with Thought Bubble on Thursday, November 9th in neighboring town Leeds at the Headrow House. Somnaco-creators Tula Lotay and Becky Cloonan will be featured in a live painting of characters from their upcoming erotic folk-horror series. The event begins at 7:30 PM GMT.
*All Times GMT
Saturday, November 11 Ram V | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Christian Ward | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Becky Cloonan | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Tula Lotay | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Jock | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Lee Garbett | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 12 Tula Lotay | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Becky Cloonan | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lee Garbett | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Ram V | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Eisner-award nominated writer Kyle Starks pens his first original series at BOOM! Studios along with fan-favorite artist and co-creator Fran Galán in a new detective tale Pine and Merrimac!
In Jamesport, on the corner of Pine and Merrimac sits a small, unassuming detective agency.
Former homicide detective, Linnea Kent–along with her husband, an ex-professional MMA fighter and the unofficial brawn to her brains–puts her former life behind her and moves far away from the violence and death of her job in the big city to open up a quiet little detective agency in a quiet little town.
At first, the simple cases this nook of the world has to offer were exactly what she was looking for. But there’s more to the quaint hamlet than Linnea could have possibly imagined, and something truly sinister pulling the strings…
Pine and Merrimac#1 features covers by Fran Galán, Erica Henderson, Tula Lotay, and Jae Lee. Coming to shops January 3, 2024.
DSTLRY has revealed four star-studded new variant covers for Blasfamous #1, a music industry horror-comedy series launching from Harvey Award-winning writer and artist Mirka Andolfo coming to comic shops this December.
These breathtaking new covers hail from the following artists, while Andolfo provides the open order A and B covers:
Cover C – Stjepan Sejic; 1:10 Incentive Variant
Cover D – Junko Mizuno; 1:25 Incentive Variant
Cover E – Tula Lotay; 1:50 The Devil’s Cut Incentive Variant
Cover F – Stanley “Artgerm” Lau; Open Order Variant
Spinning out of Andolof’s 5-page story “A Blessed Day” from DSTLRY’s debut release The Devil’s Cut,Blasfamous offers a biting, hilarious dissection of media idolation—asking the pivotal question: how many fans is your soul worth?
In a world where pop stars have ascended to divinity and the masses bow in veneration to a new generation of viral superstars, angels and demons revel in a spotlight that grants them unimaginable power. Clelia, the reigning queen of pop, finds her throne shaken by a newcomer radiating with enigmatic charm. As the public eye threatens to wander, Clelia and her demonic agent, Father Lev, are thrust into a battle for dominance on this exhilarating stage of music and mysticism. How far will they go to defend Clelia’s hot streak and unravel the mystery of this sensational threat?
Blasfamous #1 is available to pre-order now and will be available to purchase at local comic shops and dstlry.co on December 20.
The Lake Como Comic Art Festival has unveiled a stunning new logo designed by celebrated artist Bill Sienkiewicz, announced its first wave of 2024 guests, and debuted its new, prestigious Mattiniero Level. The celebrated art festival, now in its fifth edition, offers fans and collectors an intimate opportunity to meet and purchase original art from world renowned artists at a luxury destination in Italy. This year’s guest list includes first time attendees Jordi Bernet, Bill Morrison, David Petersen, Glenn Fabry, David Finch, Philip Tan, John Romita Jr., and Charles Vess, along with returning guests Frank Cho, Juanjo Guarnido, Tula Lotay, and Bill Sienkiewicz. The Lake Como Comic Art Festival will commence on Friday May 17th 2024, at an opening reception overlooking the lake and gardens of the historic Villa Erba in Cernobbio, Lake Como Italy, followed by two full days of attendees interacting with some of the most renowned comic book artists from around the world.
To celebrate the unveiling of the new logo, Lake Como Comic Art Festival will be doing a giveaway of a Sienkiewicz sketch on their website. Sienkiewicz’s artwork has been exhibited at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro; galleries in Paris, Barcelona, and Tuscany; Spain’s famed La Semana Negra Festival; and dozens of other locations. He has produced work for advertising campaigns for Nike, MTV, and Nissan; dozens of feature films; the 2006 Winter Olympics; and magazines such as Entertainment Weekly and Spin.
Tickets for the 2024 Festival, on sale soon, will include “The Mattiniero” level, an exclusive introductory package that includes show tickets and bonus art.