John Byrne’s Next Men to return from IDW!
SAN DIEGO — One of my favorite comic books of the 1990s is coming back. IDW Publishing is bringing back John Byrne’s Next Men in new stories from Byrne. The science-fiction series was a modern take on superheroes, through the means of a government experiment.
“When John started working for us three or four years ago, two things happened, and have been happening pretty much every month since then,” said IDW’s CCO/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall in a news release. “I’ve been asking John about doing new Next Men comics, and fans have been e-mailing me demanding that we do new Next Men stories. Happily, after all this time, John is going to quiet us all down and do just that.”
“John Byrne’s Next Men” will return in December.
- Matt Price
Click past the cut for the full news release.
San Diego, CA (July 24, 2010) – At the 2010 Comic Con International, IDW Publishing, a premier publisher of graphic novels and books, and award-winning creator John Byrne, today announced the long-awaited return of Byrne’s fan-favorite series, John Byrne’s Next Men. Picking up where to series left off in 1995, Byrne and IDW will at last return fans to the world of Project: Next Men.
Debuting in 1991, Byrne’s Next Men originally ran for thirty issues and a standalone prequel graphic novel, 2112. Next Men developed an all-new world of superheroes grounded in modern reality. The series quickly became one of the most critically acclaimed runs of Byrne’s remarkable career, but ceased publication in 1995 and left fans with a cliffhanger at the end of issue 30. Now, coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of the original first issue, Byrne and IDW invite fans back into the world of the Next Men.
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