Dark Horse Comics is bringing back one of the most influential independent books of the mid 1980â€™s in November with Mister X: The Archives. The set will feature the early issues by the Hernandez (Love and Rockets) brothers and Dave McKean (Sandman covers).
In 1984, acclaimed book and album designer Dean Motter helped reshape the look and scope of alternative comics with the watershed title Mister X. After a long absence, Dark Horse is proud to present the return of Mister X.
This pivotal series comes back to print in Mister X: The Archives, a fully remastered, stunningly beautiful hardcover collecting the entire original series. Featuring early artwork from comics superstars Los Bros. Hernandez and Dave McKean, this tome also includes the comics that helped launch the careers of independent icons Ty Templeton,Paul Rivoche, and Seth.
On the 25th anniversary of the characterâ€™s creation, Motter also returns to write and draw an all-new story starring his most influential creation. Fans now get a new taste of Mister X in a four-issue series, Mister X: Condemned. Mister X: Condemned is the tragic tale of Radiant City, an experiment in perfect living gone terribly wrong. Built to fulfill the grandest aesthetic and architectural ideals, this vast and beautiful metropolis has fallen victim to an unknown pestilence of its psyche. As ever increasing numbers of its residents go mad, one man is driven to discover the root of this plagueâ€”Mister X. Not immune to the effects of the city, this mysterious figure struggles to save his community even as he battles the rebellion of his own mind.
â€œMister X: Condemned is a reboot of my most popular creation. While I am writing and drawing the series both for new readers and fans of the original series, I am really doing this for myself,â€ explains creator Dean Motter. â€œI am returning to a darker, more mysterious vision of the character. It is more along the lines I had originally envisioned back in 1983â€”noir, retro sci-fi, Deco/Streamline/Bauhaus architecture, German Expressionism, the works.â€
Mister X: Mister Archives will be released in November 2008, with the fist issue of Mister X: Condemned following in December.