Josh Gad comes to comics for ‘The Writer’

The actor will team with co-writers Ben and Max Berkowitz and artist Ariel Olivetti on the miniseries, which launches at Dark Horse this summer.

Actor Josh Gad (Wolf Like Me, Frozen) will team with producers Ben and Max Berkowitz and artist Ariel Olivetti for The Writer, a four-issue miniseries that begins this summer.

The Writer “combines the fantastical elements of cultural folklore with the real-life challenges of the creative process, in a story that is unique, familiar and wholly original.” Letterer Frank Cvetkovic rounds out the creative team.

“Teaming up with the brilliant Berkowitz brothers on ‘The Writer‘ has been an absolute blast and an education” Gad said. “Here we are, diving headfirst into a universe where cultural folklore meets the high-octane adventures that defined our youth. It’s like all those Saturdays spent watching action flicks and dreaming up stories are finally paying off. What makes this project truly special, though, is the chance to celebrate personal stories. We’re talking about tales that not only entertain but resonate on a deeper level, reflecting a rich heritage and the kind of heroism that doesn’t always wear a cape. The Writer isn’t just a comic; it’s a milestone for nerds like us, proving heroes come in all shapes, sizes and backgrounds.”

Here’s how publisher Dark Horse Comics describes the series:

The Writer introduces readers to Stan Siegel, an established storyteller known for comic book stories of the heroic and fantastical. However, his life takes an unexpected and dark turn when he is plunged into a Nazi occult-fueled nightmare. In a whirlwind of folklore and magic, Stan’s hunger for answers unveils hidden identities amid demonic chaos and high-speed chases. This thrilling saga is a race against time, with Stan compelled to stop the rising tide of terror by becoming the hero from his pages.

“I’ve lost count of how many comic books I’ve drawn over my career—artists and numbers aren’t exactly best friends. Now, I’m in the lucky position to choose projects that truly resonate, the kind that leave a lasting impression both on me and the readers. When I first read the script from Josh and the Berkowitz Bros., it was clear this was one of those rare, unforgettable projects,” Olivetti said. “As we approach the story’s climax, my pride in our work only grows, alongside my excitement for its future and my concern for our characters’ fates. Will they survive? Can the good prevail? These questions linger, but one thing is certain—I hope our readers find as much joy and anticipation in this journey as I have.”

Look for the first issue to arrive in stores on June 19.

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