A world of sci-fi and horror. Outer Darkness is set seven hundred years in the future, against the background of a war between humanity and a savage alien race. Mankind has mastered interstellar travel and colonized the galaxy. but during our travels into space, we’ve discovered a horrible truth. When a body dies, its spirit is cast into space, into the terrible, infinite “outer darkness”. Turns out, space is filled with spirits, ghosts, demons and all manner of necro-essences… that are lonely, scared, confused, corrupted, or just plain pissed! Demonic possession, hauntings, cosmic horror… all as commonplace on a Starship as extraterrestrial encounters and alien attacks. Outer space is terrifying.
John Layman is the creator, writer and lettered of CHEW, the New York times best-selling, Harvey Award and multi Eisner Award winning cannibal cop comedy series from Image Comics. Layman was an editor for WildStorm Production and has written or lettered for every major publisher in comics for the last decade and a half. He’s written CYCLOPS, DETECTIVE COMICS, MARS ATTACKS, GODZILLA, ALIENS, THUNDERCATS, GAMBIT, SCARFACE, RED SONJA, MARVEL ZOMBIES VS ARMY OF DARKNESS, HOUSE OF M: FANTASTIC FOUR, the MARVEL IDENTITY WARS ANNUALS, Stephen Colbert’s TEK JANSEN… and whole lotta other stuff. He’s currently the writer of LEVIATHAN with artist Nick Pitarra, from Image Comics, and–of course–OUTER DARKNESS
Alex Tefenkgi is a freelance French comic book artist. Originally from Montpellier, he moved to Belgium in 2004 to hone his art at the renowned international school Saint-Luc in Brussels. Soon after completing a degree in Visual Communication and Comic Art, he published his first drawings in the famous Belgian magazine Spirou. In 2008, he visited the International Festival of Comic Books in Angoulême (FR), where he was offered his first contract with Bamboo Editions. His first book, Tranquille Courage, was published in 2009 and since then he has never left the industry: Âme Nomades, Où Sont Passés les Grands Jours, Jean de Florette. He has also collaborated on several projects with Mauricet, notably in Aces Weekly, a comic art magazine created by David Lloyd. With his drawings, he likes to tell humane stories, tackling subjects like friendship, love, death, life. OUTPOST ZERO marks his US debut.