Joe Hill is perhaps best known as a novelist; one of his books, NOS4A2, even made the jump from page to TV screen recently. But to hear him tell it, comic books are his first love, and the medium he still feels most comfortable telling stories in. Anyone who’s ever read Locke & Key, his brilliant series with artist Gabriel Rodriguez, would surely agree. Now, after a few years away, EW can exclusively announce that Hill is finally returning to his favorite form. This fall, he’ll be overseeing a new “pop-up line” of horror comics at DC, titled Hill House Comics — and writing quite a few of them himself.
The opening lineup?
Hill House’s initial offerings will consist of five limited series: Basketful of Heads, written by Hill and illustrated by Leomacs; The Dollhouse Family, written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Peter Gross; The Low, Low Woods, written by Carmen Maria Machado and illustrated by Dani; Daphne Byrne, written by Laura Marks and illustrated by Kelley Jones; and Plunge, written by Hill with an artist to be revealed at a later date. Each comic will also come with two-page installments of a back-up feature called Sea Dogs, written by Hill.
Sounds rad! I’m surprised it took Hill this long to get back into comics after Locke & Key, but I’m here for it.