There are few creative teams in comics as reliable as writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino. The two are stepping up their collaboration considerably this year, launching an entire shared universe dubbed The Bone Orchard Mythos.
IGN can exclusively release a new preview of The Passageway, an Image Comics graphic novel that kicks off this Bone Orchard universe. Check it out in the slideshow gallery below:
The Passageway: Exclusive Graphic Novel Preview
The official Image Comics description for The Passageway teases, “In The Passageway, readers encounter a geologist who is sent to a remote lighthouse to investigate strange phenomena. He finds a seemingly endless pit in the rocks. hides inside and how will he escape his allure?”
“The Passageway is perhaps the most comprehensive collaboration between Andrea and me to date,” Lemire told 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. We strive to create clever, evocative and emotional horror stories that take readers in places they could never have imagined.”
“The Passageway also coincidentally comes with a title that both makes sense within the story itself (as our hapless John will discover) and acts as a gateway for readers into this whole new universe of thrilling horror,” adds Sorrentino. “Jeff and I have been carefully constructing intricate mythology and lore for this new world for months now and I can’t wait for all of this world-building to unfold slowly before the eyes of the reader in the years to come. It’s going to be huge. “
The Passageway is available for pre-order now and hits comic book stores June 15 and bookstores June 22.
Lemire and Sorrentino have several more Bone Orchard Mythos releases planned for 2022 and 2023. Readers will get their first look at this shared universe at Free Comic Book Day 2022 (May 7) in the form of The Bone Orchard Mythos Prelude. Following the release of The Passageway, a limited series titled Ten Thousand Black Feathers will debut in September 2022, followed by the original graphic novel Tenement in 2023.
Lemire and Sorrentino’s previous collaborations include their highly influential Green Arrow run during DC’s New 52, the Comixology Originals series Snow Angels, and the Image Comics series Gideon Falls, the latest of which is being adapted for television. Lemire is also expanding his Black Hammer superhero series on Substack in 2022.
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