This week saw the launch of the new comic series Dark Spaces: Wildfire by Scott Snyder and Hayden Sherman, but it turns out this new miniseries is only the tip of the iceberg for Snyder’s plans at IDW.
At Comic-Con this week, IDW announced that Snyder will curate a series of comics under the “Dark Spaces” label, written and drawn by different creators. Think of it kind of like his own imprint, or maybe a sub-imprint of the IDW Originals line.
The second Dark Spaces title will debut next year and is titled Dark Spaces: Good Deeds. It’s written by Che Grayson (Batman: Urban Legends, Bitch Planet) with art by Kelsey Ramsay (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts 40×40).
“Like Dark Spaces: Wildfire, Good Deeds is a harrowing, character-driven exploration of the personal, ethical, and material consequences of the choices desperate people make under extreme pressure,” Snyder said. “One of our primary goals with the Dark Spaces line is to champion up-and-coming talent and I’m particularly thrilled to be working with Che Grayson, an explosively talented writer and filmmaker, and the exceptional artist Kelsey Ramsay. I can’t wait for readers to experience what they each bring to this series!”
Here’s the description from IDW:
Good Deeds tells a haunting story of historical sins and a supernatural legend out for revenge. When teenager Cheyenne Collins and her mother move to St. Augustine, Florida, on the eve of the town’s anniversary, the community begins to die off one by one and a disgraced journalist steps in to seize the story and redeem her career. As the women are drawn together in the investigation, they uncover the town’s violent obsession with its founding mythology and the Fountain of Youth, as well as their own roles in the reckoning to come.
“I wanted to tell an elemental and chilling story about the entangled nature of American history and the marginalized groups often erased from the narrative,” said Grayson. “Good Deeds exists at the intersection of revisionism, legend, and truth, and my characters are motivated by a desire to either uncover or hide that truth. I’m so excited to partner with Kelsey on the project, an incredible artist whose evocative line work and character design made her the clear pick to help bring this supernatural thriller to life.”
Dark Spaces: Good Deeds will debut sometime next year.