True Weird: Substack Celebrates Free Digital Comics Day With New Horror Anthology

True Weird: Substack Celebrates Free Digital Comics Day With New Horror Anthology

The comic industry just celebrated another Free Comic Book Day event, but the fun isn’t over yet. Substack is hosting their own “Free Comic Book Day (On Substack)” event, and they’re taking the opportunity to launch a new horror anthology series written by superstar creator James Tynion IV.

Tynion is launching a new project called True Weird. This horror anthology series will feature a number of new stories illustrated by different artists and released in a seasonal format. Tynion’s first partner is none other than Klaus Janson from The Dark Knight Returns. Check out the slideshow gallery below for an exclusive look at the new series:

True Weird: Exclusive preview of James Tynion’s new horror anthology

Substack bills this digital event as essentially Cyber ​​Monday to FCBD’s Black Friday. Much like with the company’s recent relaunch of its line of digital comics, the goal is to shine a light on the many creators who have signed up with Substack, with some launching new projects today and others returning work. existing free for non-subscribers. Here is the full list of featured creators/titles:

  • The Dragon by Saladin Ahmed and Dave Acosta
  • The Real Strange Anthology of James Tynion IV
  • Phenomenocity by Tini Howard and Philip Sevy
  • Grant Morrison’s 1982 Lost Comic
  • Viewers of Brian K Vaughan and Niko Henrichon
  • The Past Rigor of 20 Degrees by Rodney Barnes and Maan House
  • 3 Worlds/3 Moons: Vallars Chapter 1
  • Love Everlasting #3 by Tom King and Elsa Carter
  • Kelly Thompson’s black cape
  • City Sirens by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph
  • Skottie Young’s Untold Tales of I Hate Fairyland
  • Black Hammer by Jeff Lemire and Tate Brombal: Colonel Weird and Little Andromeda

Tynion was among the first and most prominent creators to make the jump to Substack in 2021, choosing to cut short his work on Batman and The Joker in order to focus on creator-owned horror comics on his Substack chain The Empire of the Tiny Onion. Tynion hasn’t cut ties with DC entirely, however, as he continues to publish his ongoing horror series The Beautiful House on the Lake and recently launched a new Sandman Universe comic called Nightmare Country.

For more upcoming horror comics, check out IGN’s exclusive previews of Comixology’s Cold Iron and Found Footage-style Single Comic Blink.

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