PORTLAND, Ore. 03/20/2023 — The split-book revival is under way at Syzygy! Beginning in June, Tales Of Syzpense will present two titanic, 12-page tales of shock and awe, plus additional bonus material, published by Image Comics.
Up first—courtesy of Lore co-creators T.P. Louise and Ashley Wood—the lead-off mystery of “Les Mort 13” plays out on the surreal and mysterious island of Southport after a run-in with Eris, the goddess of strife…
Next, Chris Ryall and Nelson Daniel will present readers with the story “Dreamweaver,” about an aging adventurer with a mystical secret who looks to pass on his abilities to the next generation of hero… until they have much greater success than he did, and he decides he wants those abilities back at any cost.
Each issue will also feature two “Les Mort 13” covers by Wood, a “Dreamweaver” cover by Daniel, and a Syzpenseful tribute cover to famous split books of the past.
“Tales of Syzpense features two characters who Ash and I have long been developing in parallel ways without discussing them with each other—in fact, both lead characters coincidentally use swagger sticks and wear cloaks—so it made sense to present their initial adventures in the split-book format we love," said Ryall. “And Tales of Syzpense gives us a nice outlet to tell both these stories, as well as carve out space for other creators to feature their own characters here as well.”
Tales of Syzpense #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 21:
- Cover A by Wood - Diamond Code APR230091
- Cover B by Daniel - Diamond Code APR230092
- Cover C 1:10 copy incentive Daniel Tribute - Diamond Code APR230093
- Cover D 1:25 copy incentive Wood - Diamond Code APR230094
Tales of Syzpense will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.