PORTLAND, Ore. 02/14/2022 — The bestselling, Eisner Award winning team behind Gideon Falls and Primorial—Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino—kick off their shared horror universe The Bone Orchard Mythos with the upcoming, The Passageway. This chilling original graphic novel will hit shelves in June from Image Comics.
“The Passageway may be the most complete collaboration between Andrea and I yet," said Lemire in an exclusive sneak peek at the title with IGN. "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."
In The Passageway, readers meet a geologist who is sent to a remote lighthouse to investigate strange phenomena, he finds a seemingly endless pit in the rocks. What lurks within—and how will he escape its pull?
Sorrentino added: "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 an 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 creative rapport Jeff and Andrea have developed over the course of the last few years is on par with the partnership Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have built,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer at Image Comics. “So watching the Bone Orchard Mythos take shape has been truly amazing and it's awesome that they've chosen to launch this new horror universe during Image's 30th anniversary!”
The Passageway (ISBN: 978-1534322240) will be available on Wednesday, June 15 and in bookstores on Wednesday, June 21. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop and on Pullbox or independent bookstore or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.
The Passageway will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.
To celebrate the universe's launch—and whet readers’ appetites—there will also be a Bone Orchard Mythos Prelude story available for Free Comic Book Day 2022 at participating comic shops on Saturday, May 7.