Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez are teaming up for their latest horror series Tales from the Darkside which revives the horror anthology TV series of the same name.
Tales from the Darkside will be a four-issue series putting a contemporary take on the cult classic. It will have the scope of Locke & Key while exploring a vast, underlying mythology. The series aims o create a cohesive universe made up of each individual issue. The stories will draw inspiration from the TV series while taking a meta approach to the material.
“This is the show that could’ve been,” says Hill. “The original Tales from the Darkside was a fun, bleak little spin on the Twilight Zone style anthology. My idea is to give readers a little more. Every story is meant to stand alone, but gradually, you will come to see how they all connect, to tell a single larger story.”
Gabriel Rodriguez will be providing the cover art for the series. There will also be variants by Charles P. Wilson III (The Wraith).
“The universe that Joe is building here is wholly unique while still doing justice to the original show,” said Tales from the Darkside editor Michael Benedetto. “And having Gabriel collaborating with him again is the best we could have possibly hoped for. These guys have a proven track record, and this series will only serve to build on their reputations as excellent storytellers and masters of horror and suspense.”
Tales from the Darkside will be available this June.