Co-created with artist Afu Chan (Immortal Iron Fists), Outer Darkness is a new sci-fi series that blends spaceships with voodoo; space travel with demons and spirits; and the on-the-bridge energy of Star Trek with the terror of Event Horizon. Set centuries in the future, the book follows Josh Riggs, a disgraced captain fresh off a mission that went very, very wrong. With a shot at redemption, Riggs gets a new commission, but to finish the job he'll have to venture way out into the outer darkness of space, where the real terror lives.
Here's the official synopsis from Skybound:
"A world of sci-fi and horror. Outer Darkness is set seven hundred years in the future, against the background of a war between humanity and a savage alien race. Mankind has mastered interstellar travel and colonized the galaxy. But during our travels into space, we’ve discovered a horrible truth. When a body dies, its spirit is cast into space, into the terrible, infinite 'outer darkness.' Turns out, space is filled with spirits, ghosts, demons, and all manner of necro-essences... that are lonely, scared, confused, corrupted, or just plain pissed! Demonic possession, hauntings, cosmic horror... all as commonplace on a Starship as extraterrestrial encounters and alien attacks. Outer space is terrifying."
Basically, if you love sci-fi about the tensions and tribulations that come with starship voyages, and supernatural fiction that takes the horror into deep space, this is a book for you. SYFY WIRE was able to get a peek at the entire first issue ahead of Skybound's announcement, and from what we've seen, this has all the makings of a monstrous, high-concept thrill ride. You don't have to wait to take our word for it, though. You can see an early peek for yourself in the five-page preview below.
Outer Darkness #1 arrives Nov. 14 from Skybound Entertainment and Image Comics.