Kevin Smith Teams Up with Dark Horse Comics For New Line of Comics
Dark Horse Comics has announced that Kevin Smith is joining the dark side and bringing his Secret Stash Press to the comic publisher with a new line of comics that are slated to arrive in the fall. The new line of comics will start with Masquerade, the upcoming eight-issue miniseries will tell the story of a masked vigilante attempting to break into the superhero world.
The series will be followed by the anthology series, Quick Stops. This series will be set in “the world of Smith’s View Askewniverse movies, featuring characters from such cult classic films as Clerks, Mallrats, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back and more!”
Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics president, and founder had this to say about Smith joining forces with the publisher:
“I’ve been a fan of Kevin’s films for years. The fact is, we have much in common. We’ve both worked in our own comic shops, worked in the film business, but most of all, have a passionate love for the comics medium. It only makes sense for us to finally team up and I am extremely proud to announce his exciting new line of comic books and graphic novels here at Dark Horse. Kevin has a brilliant, creative mind and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for all of us.”
Smith also talked about the evolution of Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash comic shop into a full-fledged comic publisher, saying:
“2022 marks the 25th anniversary of my comic book store, Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. And after a quarter-century of selling comics, the Secret Stash is going to MAKE our own comics!
Following the recipe written by Mike Richardson eons ago when he turned his comic shop into a legendary comic book publisher, the Secret Stash is ready to take the next step in its evolution. I’m ecstatic for Secret Stash Press to become a part of the Dark Horse multimedia empire and I hope our books will bring new customers into comic shops and delight regular readers from all around the world.”
Smith has not only made a name from himself as an award-winning filmmaker but has also penned and appeared in many projects that all of pop culture fandom adores. He is very vocal of his love of comics and has already had a hand in writing with Marvel and DC Comics.
Now, he steps into a new chapter bringing creator-owned titles alongside a publisher that has easily become one of the most renowned indie comic publishers. Dark Horse Comics and The Secret Stash Press are set to make some real waves in the comic book industry.
Source: Dark Horse Comics
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