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 letterer 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 a whole lotta other stuff. He’s currently the writer of LEVIATHAN with artist Nick Pitarra, from Image comics, and—of course—OUTER DARKNESS.
Afu Chan is a comic/concept artist and illustrator whose work can be seen in IMMORTAL IRON FISTS, SPERA: VOLUMES I-III, SPERA: ASCENSION OF THE STARLESS VOLUMES I-II, and HALOGEN. He’s worked with a multitude of partners, including Skybound, Image, Nickelodeon, Marvel, IDW, Archaia, Boom!, Edge of Reality, and Darryl Makes Comics.