Dark One Graphic Novel Creative Team, Cover Art, and Release Date Revealed!


Hot off the heels of yesterday's monumental announcement about Brandon's multimedia plans for Dark One, Publisher's Weekly has revealed more information about the graphic novel slice of the pie. The graphic novel will consist of two volumes, the first of which is due out in Spring 2019, less than a year away! The also revealed the creative team that will be co-writing it with Brandon, Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly. On a personal note, I found this news incredibly exciting as Lanzing and Kelly have worked on some of my favorite comic series in recent years. Yesterday I felt cautiously optimistic, today I am full steam ahead on the hype train, because I know these guys can write a good story. The two of them plus Brandon? Now that is going to be something awesome.

They also revealed what seems to be the cover art which looks pretty storming cool:

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Jackson Lanzing, on his twitter, has also confirmed that the artist for the project is Nathan Gooden, and posted line art for part of the cover:

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So awesome! Art cover is legit. Can't wait to see what the end result is from this trio. 

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Botanica

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I really like the art style! Hyped for it!

(The cover seems more traditional-fantasy-like. Hopefully we could still see those Tesla-esque settings.)

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Quite like this art style! I am optimistic that it will portray the story well :)

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lizbusby

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So tell us what this favorite comic series is so we can investigate! I must do my due diligence on this pair. 

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18 hours ago, lizbusby said:

So tell us what this favorite comic series is so we can investigate! I must do my due diligence on this pair. 

So while they were not the main writers they did write a number of issues for Batman & Robin Eternal and the final arc of Grayson. They also wrote/created Joyride.

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king of nowhere

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I'm pretty meh.

White sand already showed that sanderson's style is not fit for graphic novels. too much plot and dialogue to be conveyed.

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1 minute ago, king of nowhere said:

I'm pretty meh.

White sand already showed that sanderson's style is not fit for graphic novels. too much plot and dialogue to be conveyed.

I'm hopeful because this is a very different situation. I genuinely feel that the White Sand graphic novel suffered because it was being adapted from an existing prose novel. The were trying to retrofit a story into a medium it wasn't meant for. Contrast that with this comment from Brandon (from the announcement linked above):

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Dark One is my first project that absolutely didn’t want to be a prose project. After five false starts, it came to life when I imagined how it would be if the pictures I had in my mind were actual pictures. And then all of a sudden, in a couple weeks, a full and rich outline came together. I’ve since been excited to find the right people to adapt this into the visual story it wanted and needed to be.

Dark One was fundamentally NOT working as a prose novel, it wasn't working in Brandon's traditional style. The medium of comics might fit it better. Can we be certain it will? No, of course not. But personally I choose to be hopeful, not dismissive.

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Since the magic system is electricity based shouldn't they have advance technology.

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Hmm.... Brandon Sanderson didn't do a long series for white sand, and only two for this. Is there a pattern? Also, this is his second graphic novel series. Is this going to be a side to his main novels? Graphic Novels? Plus, even though white sand wasn't the best, he may be getting better and better.

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This art looks pretty sweet. I'm excited for the graphic novel than the show as I don't watch much TV. I'll check it out cause it's Brandon though. I have to do something while I wait for more cosmere!

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