A number of months again in his Jinxworld newsletter, comics author Brian Michael Bendis teased a multi-book cope with artist André Lima Araújo and a serious book-market writer. Details had been lastly revealed at this time of the deal, with Bendis and Araújo having signed a three-book cope with Abrams ComicArts. The first e book, which arrives this September, shall be Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes.
In his official publication, Bendis revealed that the duvet colours had been offered by Chris O’Halloran. Here’s how the writer describes the graphic novel:
The first e book within the sequence, PHENOMENA: THE GOLDEN CITY OF EYES (Abrams ComicArts; September 13, 2022; U.S. $24.99; Hardcover with jacket) tells the story of a younger boy named Bolden and his warrior pal Spike—survivors of a phenomena that took over Earth years in the past. Not an apocalypse . . . one thing way more fascinating. We comply with Bolden and Spike as they’re pressured to staff up with one other misplaced orphan of the world, Matilde. The trio of heroes go on a globetrotting journey that takes them to a magical, mysterious place referred to as the Golden City of Eyes.
Charles Kochman, Editorial Director of Abrams ComicArts, who negotiated the three-book deal and shall be modifying the books together with Janine Kamouh of William Morris Endeavor (WME), expressed his pleasure for readers to discover this new world from two topnotch creators:
“From the moment the proposal landed on my desk until now, it has been hard to contain my excitement and resist the urge to share the news surreptitiously. Now that our secret is out, I am excited for readers to dive into this—dare I say—phenomenal universe they have created.”
Bendis revealed a few of the influences behind this graphic novel:
“André and I have spent the last couple of years conjuring an entire brand-new world filled with inspiration, ideas, and imagination,” mentioned Brian Michael Bendis. “Inspired by the philosophies of our heroes and our hope for a better world, we introduce you to our exciting new heroes and their varied and dangerous world-changing quests.”
“I drew and drew and drew, and then Brian wrote and wrote and wrote, and something that felt like magic happened.”
It goes with out saying that this undertaking has been within the works for a while. In his official publication Bendis revealed that this undertaking got here collectively earlier than he moved his Jinxworld imprint to Dark Horse final 12 months. In truth, Phenomena was at one level going to be revealed by means of Jinxworld when it was nonetheless at DC. However, after realizing it was now not a match at DC and seeing the success of the YA e book market with Miles Morales and Naomi, Bendis and Araújo come across the notion of the standard bookstore market.
Moreover, Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes marks a elementary shift for Bendis as he additionally hinted that after working within the comics trade for over three many years, he could also be pivoting away from the month-to-month comics format and in the direction of all these “special projects” and graphic novels.
Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes retails for $24.99 and goes on sale September thirteenth. The second e book within the sequence is scheduled to publish in fall 2023, and the third e book scheduled to publish in fall 2024. You can pre-order Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes from Abrams ComicArts here. Check out preview pages and e book particulars may be discovered beneath.
PHENOMENA: THE GOLDEN CITY OF EYES
By Brian Michael Bendis and André Lima Araújo
Abrams ComicArts | September 2022
U.S. $24.99 | CAN $31.99
Hardcover with jacket | 144 pages
6½ x 9¾” | Black-and-white illustrations all through
e-book ISBN: 978-1-64700-666-2