Looks like we now know exactly what the third tease John Layman posted on Twitter in November is all about.
Image Comics has announced a three-issue crossover between Chew and Outer Darkness by Layman, Afu Chan, and Rob Guillory, set to hit stores in March. That's gotta qualify as "f**king weird," right?
Look for this in stores on March 4th and check out the press release and preview below. Will the Chew and Outer Darkness universes ever be the same again?! If we know our crossovers, we can assume not after both will be shaken to their foundations.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING, MULTIPLE EISNER AWARD WINNING CREATORS BEHIND CHEW REUNITE FOR OUTER DARKNESS/CHEW CROSSOVER MINISERIES
PORTLAND, Ore. 12/05/2019 — The New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award winning creative team behind Chew—John Layman and Rob Guillory (Farmhand)—reunite for a three-issue, crossover, miniseries with Image/Skybound Entertainment's science fiction horror series Outer Darkness with regular series artist Afu Chan available this March.
"In the years since finishing the final issue of Chew, the urge to return to the world and its characters has been slowly but steadily growing within me. But I had no interest in returning to some generic 'Untold Case Files of Tony Chu' type of story. I wanted to return with a story that goes somewhere new, and says something new about the characters. This crossover will do this. And Outer Darkness, believe it or not, is the ideal vehicle to tell this story," said Layman. "Outer Darkness and Chew are two of my favorite books I've ever done, maybe THE favorite books I've ever done, and probably the best too. Creatively, combining the two was a dream come true for me. This book is the peanut butter and chocolate of comic book crossovers."
Tony Chu is a modern-day cop who gets psychic impressions from what he eats. Joshua Rigg is a 28th-century starship captain who flies through an outer space filled with demons, monsters, and ghosts. Sounds like a perfect recipe for a comic book crossover, don't it? Join the fun with Outer Darkness/Chew #1.
Guillory added: "Returning to the Chew universe was always a no-brainer. I mean, after 60+ issues of Tony Chu's adventures, how could we not? It's something longtime fans have clamored for since Chew's end, and this crossover is the perfect excuse to dive back into the insane world John and I created. It's the perfect ode to Chew, while highlighting the amazing work John and the insanely talented Afu Chan have been doing on Outer Darkness. It's two great books that just taste GREAT together."
Outer Darkness/Chew #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 4.
Outer Darkness/Chew #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.