BOOM! Studios has announced an all-new 12-issue monthly series kicking off June 2018 called By Night. This new series, led by Eisner Award-nominated writer John Allison (Giant Days) and artist Christine Larsen (Adventure Time) is all about coming home, discovering identity, and accidentally smashing a hole to another dimension.
Aspiring documentarian (and actual chemistry major) Jane has recently reunited with her former best friend Heather, amateur urban explorer. When a trip into an abandoned industrial building leads them to another world, their plan begins to unfold – create a documentary about the world and become filthy, filthy rich. The other side of the portal is filled with monsters, magic and a chance for a whole new life. All they have to do is step through.
“By Night combines my love of Fringe, The X-Files, Jon Ronson documentaries and long reads about the collapse of post-Industrial western society,” said writer John Allison. “It’s about going home after college and seeing your home town, and your old friends, through opened eyes. I should also add that it will contain plenty of jokes, dads, mild peril, and ludicrous beasts that will almost certainly obscure any lofty intellectual ambitions I might have. And I’m so excited to be working with Christine Larsen on the book, a true star with pencil and pen. Readers are going to love her art.”
“John has written a story with everything I like: interesting female protagonists, strange creatures, urban decay, and sharp humor,” artist Christine Larsen. “I’m psyched to be on this adventure with him, and hope readers will feel the same.”
By Night #1, featuring a main cover by Larsen and a variant cover by Allison, is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ BOOM! Box imprint, home to original series such as Lumberjanes, Giant Days, The Backstagers, SLAM!, Fence, and Goldie Vance.
“John Allison is one of my favorite writers in any medium, period, and Christine Larsen’s art captivated me the moment I saw it for the first time,” said BOOM! Studios Editor Shannon Watters. “Pairing these two for By Night was a no-brainer, and I’m jazzed to see what you think of what’s already one of my new favorite series.”
Print copies of By Night #1 will be available for sale at local comic book shops on June 13. Digital copies will be available to purchase on digital book marketplaces, including ComiXology, iBooks, Google Books, and the BOOM! Studios app.