Dark Horse Announces Drew Johnson’s ‘Midnight Society: The Black Lake’
Hey, remember Are You Afraid Of The Dark?, the scary Canadian television show for scary Canadian tweens that used to run on Nickelodeon? With all the nostalgia-fueled licensed comics we've been getting lately, from Saved By the Bell to Knight Rider, I'm surprised it took that one this long to make a comeback, but now it seems that the Midnight Society has once again gathered around their scary Canadian campfire for stories of --- Wait, what?
Dark Horse's upcoming The Midnight Society: The Black Lake actually isn't about that show at all, and is instead a new creator-owned series from artist Drew Johnson about a monster hunter who looks like she's about to take down the Loch Ness Monster. And that sounds way better!
If you're like me, you're probably most familiar with Johnson from his work as the artist of Wonder Woman a few years back, with writer Greg Rucka. That was unquestionably my favorite run in that title's history, and a lot of it had to do with Johnson's clean lines and awesome layouts for stuff like Wonder Woman's amazingly brutal battle against Medusa. Seeing him move into his first creator-owned series is intriguing from the start, but that it's also about a lady who fights monsters definitely makes it something I want to see.
Here's the official solicitation:
Midnight Society: The Black Lake #1
Drew Edward Johnson (W/A/Cover), Ray Snyder (I), and Lizzy John (C)
On sale June 17
FC, 32 pages
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!