PORTLAND, Ore. 05/18/2023 — Bestselling artist/writer Ryan Stegman (Vanish, Venom) and Superboy writer Kenny Porter team up with Beef Bros artist Tyrell Cannon, colorist Mike Spicer and letterer/designer John J. Hill for an action/comedy in the upcoming The Schlub. This all new ongoing series is set to launch in August from Image Comics.

The Schlub follows failing dentist Roger Dalton who blames the world for his problems… up until he is body-swapped with the world’s greatest superhero. Can Roger save Earth and finally prove to his family he’s not a loser? Or are we all doomed?

“A few years back I pitched Image a comic that I would write and draw about a Michael Scott/Kenny Powers type character if they became a superhero that the entire world relied on. It was approved and I had started work on it when Marvel came along and asked me to do a little book called Venom," said Stegman. "I couldn’t say no, but I couldn’t shake this idea of the superhero that just can’t do the right thing. So I asked my buddies Kenny, Tyrell and John to help me make this book a reality and here we are! The greatest superhero comic book on the planet.”

Porter added: “We created The Schlub for people like us—comic fans who love big, bombastic superhero action wrapped around a heartfelt story. This is all about feeling like the world is against you and growing as a person—and I think that's something we can all relate to.”

"Drawing The Schlub is an absolute blast," said Cannon. "I basically get to channel my lifelong obsession with action movies and comics into every issue. Having that big 'i' on our comic is the fulfillment of a dream I've had since picking up my first Image comic as a kid. I couldn't be more stoked!"

The Schlub #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 23:

  • Cover A by Tyrell Cannon - Diamond Code JUN230026
  • Cover B by Ryan Stegman - Diamond Code JUN230027
  • Cover C (1:10) virgin variant by Tyrell Cannon - Diamond Code JUN230028
  • Cover D (1:50) virgin variant by Ryan Stegman - Diamond Code JUN230029
  • Cover E (1:100) foil variant by Tyrell Cannon - Diamond Code JUN230030
  • Cover F (1:200) foil variant by Ryan Stegman - Diamond Code JUN230031

The Schlub will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.