DSTLRY is proud to announce its Next Batch of new comics, an incoming slate of books leading the charge into 2024 from the most talented, trailblazing writers and artists in the medium. When these book hit shelves in late summer, they’ll (of course) be presented in DSTLRY’s magazine-size format, perfect-bound at 48-pages an issue minimum. Their digital iterations will go on sale for one week before hitting the DSTLRY Marketplace Beta—digital owners will receive benefits like access to exclusive covers, digital happy hours with creators, and IRL fun as well. 

Read on to discover more about Life byBrian Azzarello, Stephanie Phillips & Danijel Žeželj, The Missionary by Ryan Stegman & Jason Howard, and Time Waits by Chip Zdarsky, David Brothers & Marcus To.  

In alphabetical order, let’s take a look at the comics destined blow minds in a few months…

LIFE  by Brian Azzarello, Stephanie Phillips & Danijel Žeželj

Life #1 Cover by  Danijel Žeželj

Brian Azzarello (The Blood Brothers Mother, 100 Bullets) and Stephanie Phillips (Grim, Harley Quinn), writing together for the first time, team up with artist Danijel Žeželj (Nostalgia) and colorist Lee Loughridge (Somna, Deadly Class) to create a masterfully crafted flip book, housing two enthralling narratives that collide in unexpected ways.

In the future, a death penalty will be considered an act of kindness, as covert experiments have forced criminals with multiple life sentences to live all their time to full term. For the “Casanova Killer,” that means living out the nearly 2,400 years of his 32 life sentences mining on a distant prison planet alongside some of humanity’s most heinous offenders. Years pass…

Decades turn to centuries, abandoned, the prisoners are shocked to see a ship approaching, filled with thieves hoping their next big score is on the planet’s long-dead mine. They have no idea that the prisoners are still alive. While the prisoners scheme to find a way off planet, the thieves plan the biggest score of their careers.

Each issue of LIFE is a flip book, housing one story from two different perspectives. A prison break and a heist both offer interlocking narratives, creating an immersive experience that will challenge your perceptions of justice while begging the immortal question: Who really wants to live forever?

The Missionary by Ryan Stegman & Jason Howard

The Missionary #1 Cover by Jason Howard

Writer Ryan Stegman (Venom, Superior Spider-Man, X-Men, Vanish) and artist Jason Howard (Batman, Trees, Big Girls, The Astounding Wolf-Man) team up to create The Missionary, a horror comic for the ages.

Bryce Hunter is a devoutly religious man whose faith is shattered when he catches his wife being… intimate with an Elder from his church. This harrowing event sends Bryce spiraling into the hands of a demonic entity named Uvydus,

The Missionary #1 Cover by Ryan Stegman

Instead of rejecting possession, Bryce ACCEPTS Uvydus. Bryce wants to learn to be “bad” and Uvydus wants to be “less than completely evil.” But before Bryce can use this new partnership to finally live a little, the world’s greatest Exorcist sees Bryce as his greatest challenge. But that’s not even the worst of it as a murderous group of demons breaks free from Hell and threatens to re-shape earth into a kingdom over which they rule!

The combination of Bryce and Uvydus allows Bryce to manifest demonic powers to fight both the EVIL and GOOD forces who want him destroyed. The fate of eternity hangs in the balance as Bryce and Uvydus must fight to not just survive but reconcile their opposite natures and become The MIssionary.

An action-packed story that features demons, gun battles, and a friendship for the ages.

Time Waits by Chip Zdarsky, David Brothers & Marcus To

Time Waits #1 Cover by Marcus To

Join Chip Zdarsky, David Brothers, and Marcus To for a sci-fi adventure that defies expectation and time itself!

Meet Blue, a man trapped in the past, which is our present. Sent back in time for a mission he could not bring himself to complete, the former soldier Blue builds a life with Grace, the Sheriff of a small rural town. The pair build a foundation of happiness on a history of bloodshed, as far away from the trigger-happy corporate overlords that used Blue as a human gun.

After ten years together, Blue and Grace are on the cusp of taking the next step in their relationship: adoption. Before Grace can fully convince Blue to expand their family, the future comes calling. The overlords want their first deserter and to complete the mission Blue could not. They have one simple rule: kill anyone who stands in their way.

The first of four miniseries by Chip Zdarsky from DSTLRY!

Time Waits #1 Cover by Sean Phillips

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