Dark Horse Comics is working a lot of new properties this year to build up its stables a bit more and one of those is landing on June 17th with Midnight Society: The Black Lake. The new series comes from writer Drew Edward Johnson and artist Ray Snyder with a new creator owned work. Johnson has had a pretty solid career so far with an array of titles from Wonder Woman to GI Joe as well as a lot of independent titles and even a little Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron. Johnson is working with Ray Snyder, who worked on similar titles as well as a bit of time on The Terminator.
“I began my career in comics working with Dark Horse on Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron,” Johnson told Comics Bulletin. “To bring my first creator-owned project to Dark Horse Comics is a great homecoming for me. Especially given the opportunity to work with my editor, Philip Simon, whom I had the good fortune of working with in the early days of my career. I’m thrilled and honored to join Dark Horse’s line of genre-bending horror-adventure books, like Hellboy, B.P.R.D., The Goon, and so many more, which have all influenced my work heavily over the years.”
Plot concept: Forty years ago, England’s greatest adventurers cast aside their friendship, making a choice that would come to haunt humanity. Now, secret agent Matilda Finn will face the consequences of that choice as she aids in a frantic rescue operation at Scotland’s Loch Ness, where something terrible is waiting to draw her into the fight of her life!