With Television Adaptation and Spinoff Series on the Horizon, the Heat is Building for the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author’s IDW Debut
SAN DIEGO, CA (August 15, 2022) – Hot on the heels of this week’s exciting news of an upcoming television adaptation, IDW announces today that Dark Spaces: Wildfire #1, the debut issue in a line of high-tension, character-driven projects helmed by #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Snyder, will go back to print due to high retailer and consumer demand! The second printing will feature a special cover that takes Hayden Sherman’s original design and expands upon it, adding artistic elements and a new vibrant color palette by Ronda Pattison.
Fans are encouraged to contact their local comic shops to snag any remaining copies of Dark Spaces: Wildfire #1’s first printing before they disappear from store shelves!
Dark Spaces: Wildfire, a thriller series by Snyder, Sherman, and Pattison, follows a group of female inmate firefighters deep into the smoldering California hills, where their desperate heist of a burning mansion will lead them to the score of a lifetime…or a deadly trap!
Deadline broke the news this past Tuesday that IDW has inked a development deal with Universal Content Productions (UCP) to adapt Dark Spaces: Wildfire as a television series.
"The positive response to Dark Spaces: Wildfire means the world to me and wouldn’t have been possible without the leap of faith that each retailer took to support it, thereby ensuring the story made its way into the hands of so many readers,” says Sherman. “It’s been unreal seeing the first issue fly off the shelves, and I couldn’t be more thankful to every single person who made it happen. I’m thrilled that we can offer a second printing to guarantee readers everywhere a chance to jump on from issue 1!"
The critical consensus has been clear: Dark Spaces: Wildfire #1 is one of the true standout comic books of 2022, as evidenced by this sampling of media reviews:
“One of the most unique comic books in a long time…proving that originality is well and truly alive in the medium.” —CBR
“Its narrative burns bright. Scott Snyder…has truly outdone himself.” —Screen Rant
“An eye-catching and evocative debut. The issue cements Sherman and Pattison as two artistic talents to watch while Snyder provides the high level of craft fans have come to expect.” —ComicBook.com
“A revelatory entry into the heist genre that any serious comics enjoyer should pick up.” —Multiversity Comics
“Heaping on enough intrigue and foreshadowing to ensure that readers will be back for more.” —Horror DNA
“Tantalizing drama…The leanest and most intriguing tale [Snyder’s] spun in a minute.” —DoomRocket
Snyder’s line of Dark Spaces projects explore the decisions made—and irreversible actions taken—by desperate people when the walls are closing in, when knuckles are white and teeth are bared. Each entry in this anthology series is a fully contained, standalone story written or curated by the acclaimed author himself. Championing the new generation of comic creators, Snyder will actively recruit promising young writers and artists for future projects fitting the Dark Spaces theme.
At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, IDW announced that the next Dark Spaces series will be subtitled Good Deeds, a haunting new story written by Che Grayson (Batman: Urban Legends, Bitch Planet) with art by Kelsey Ramsay (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts 40x40), scheduled for release in 2023.
For retailers eager to stock Dark Spaces: Wildfire and the second printing of its debut issue (slated for release on September 28th), the series is distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services and the item is now available for orders.
To find Dark Spaces comic books near you, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com.
About the Creators
Scott Snyder is a New York Times best-selling author and one of comics’ best-selling writers. He is the recipient of two Eisner Awards, a Harvey Award, an Eagle Award, three Stan Lee Awards, and an Inkpot Award. Snyder made his comic book writing debut in 2009 with Marvel Comics. In 2011, Vertigo and DC Comics published American Vampire, his creator-owned debut with artist and co-creator Rafael Albuquerque. The first story was co-authored by Stephen King and received international acclaim.
Snyder is best known for writing seminal runs on Detective Comics and Batman. Snyder has co-created some of the most successful creator-owned comics, including Wytches (in development at Amazon Studios for animation), The Wake, A.D., and Undiscovered Country. In 2020, Snyder unveiled his Best Jackett Press label. He lives on Long Island with his wife and three sons. He is an avid and non-ironic fan of Elvis Presley.
Hayden Sherman is an award-winning comic artist whose work includes The Few, Wasted Space, Thumbs, and Old Man Logan. They’re a lover of science fiction and fantasy who have had the joy of illustrating for companies such as Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, Dynamite, AfterShock, Vault, BOOM! Studios, and now IDW Publishing. They currently reside in Boston, Massachusetts, where they share an apartment with their significant other and an increasingly dumb cat.
IDW (NYSE AMERICAN: IDW) is a leading media company providing uniquely compelling stories and characters in various genres for global audiences across all entertainment platforms. The award-winning IDW Publishing and IDW Entertainment divisions holistically evaluate and acquire IP for franchise development across comics and graphic novels, television, theatrical, merchandise, and other entertainment platforms, in addition to bringing world-renowned storytelling to life with our creative partners.