Image Comics has released some preview pages for the first chapter in Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino’s upcoming Bone Orchard Mythos horror-verse line,The Passageway original graphic novel.
Lemire speculates that the new graphic novel “The Passageway may be the most complete collaboration between Andrea and I yet. It not only tells a complete, dark and mysterious story, it also opens the doors to the larger universe of The Bone Orchard Mythos. We’re setting out to make smart, evocative and emotional horror stories that take readers to places they never could have imagined.”
Sorrentino says that the title “The Passageway also coincidentally comes with a title that has both a meaning in the story itself (as our unfortunate John will find out) and acts as a gate for the readers to this brand-new, exciting horror universe. Jeff and I have carefully built a complex mythology and lore for this new world for months now and I can’t wait for all this world-building to slowly unfold before the reader’s eyes in the coming years. It will be huge.”
The Passageway begins when a geologist is sent to a remote lighthouse to investigate a strange bottomless pit that may contain more than just rocks.
The Passageway will be available at your local comic shop on June 15 and in bookstores one week later. Those who attend this year’s Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 7 will also be able to pick up the Bone Orchard Mythos Prelude story to whet their appetites for this summer’s horrors.
Check out the cover and some preview pages from The Passageway below.