James Tynion IV is a young writer on the rise. A protégé of Scott Snyder, he's graduated from writing back-ups in the Bat-office to helming two upcoming June mini-relaunch DC titles, Hellblazer with Ming Doyle and Dark Universe, as well being one of the writers behind Batman Eternal.
He's also branched out into the original series space with his ongoing teen sci-Fi horror series, The Woods, and his apocalyptic limited series, Memetic.
The Woods has been on of Boom's top-selling series prompting the publisher to commit to a 36 issue run last year, something it'd previously only achieved with Mark Waid's Irredeemable. Memetic meanwhile received a GLAAD Award nomination.
Tynion recently launched his third original series from Boom, a six-issue limited series titled UFOlogy with co-writer Noah Yuenkel and artist Matt Fox. That first issue, as I understand it, is headed towards a sold out status.
But I also understand that Tynion has a fourth series slated for later in the year from Boom. Building a profile at the Big Two and a solid library of original material in the independent space.. one to watch if I was a betting man.
Oh look,I am.