Media Release — As announced on the IDW Publishing panel at New York Comic Con, bestselling author and screenwriter Mike Carey (Unwritten, Lucifer, Girl with All the Gifts) and writer and producer Arvind Ethan David (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) will colloborate on an all-new, original world of darkness and demons – Darkness Visible. Co-writers Carey and David will be joined by Brendan Cahill (Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye) and Livio Ramondelli (Transformers) on art.
Darkness Visible introduces readers to a world where in the mid 20th Century, Demons came out of the shadows. 75 years of uneasy co-existence has spawned an endless terrorist conflict. Detective Daniel Aston, charged with being the thin blue line between the two sides, is tested to the limit when a demon sets up house inside his soul. But to save his daughter, he’ll pay any price—including genocide.
“Mike and I have been talking about Detective Daniel Aston and his well paved Road To Hell since literally the day we met,” said co-writer, Arvind Ethan David. “It was time to tell the story to the world, and we’re delighted to do so with our friends at IDW.”
“It’s horror story as political parable,” Mike Carey adds. “We live in an age where fear of the other has become a toxic part of the status quo. Suppose that other is an immortal monster who can evict your soul from your body and drive you like a stolen car?”
Let your inner demon out this February when Darkness Visible comes to light. Until then, NYCC attendees can snag an advanced preview at the IDW Publishing Booth #1844.
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IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.
IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.
IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Back to the Future, The Godfather, and TMNT.
IDW Entertainment currently serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, based the best seller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Sam Barnett, and Brooklyn Animal Control for USA Network.
Mike Carey Bio: Mike Carey is best known as the author and screenwriter of The Girl With All the Gifts. He has also written extensively in comics, including Lucifer, Hellblazer, X-Men and The Unwritten.
Arvind Ethan David Bio: Arvind Ethan David is the Executive Producer of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency for BBC America and Netflix, writer of the Dirk Gently comics for IDW publishing and a producer of six feature films, including cult comedy, The Infidel.