[NYCC 2018] J.M. DeMatteis & Corin Howell Bring Coming-of-Age Tale THE GIRL IN THE BAY to Dark Horse’s Imprint Berger Books

NYCC 2018: DIVE INTO THE DEEP END WITH BERGER BOOKS’ “THE GIRL IN THE BAY”

New Psychological Thriller Sails into Comic Shops on February 6, 2019

Dark Horse Berger Books banner

As revealed during the “Berger Books: The Second Wave” panel at New York Comic ConThe Girl in the Bay is the latest addition to the critically acclaimed Berger Books imprint at Dark Horse Comics. Eisner Award-winning writer J.M. DeMatteis (Brooklyn DreamsSeekers into the MysteryImpossible, Incorporated) and acclaimed artist Corin Howell (Transformers WindbladeThe Mighty ZodiacGhostbusters: Answer the Call) unite to tell this haunting coming-of-age tale about misbegotten youth, “what could have been,” and the ultimate sacrifice.

“The chance to work with Karen Berger again was too good to pass up,” said J.M. DeMatteis. “I was part of the launch of the Vertigo imprint 25 years ago, and I’m delighted to be a part of this exciting new chapter in Karen’s career. I’m equally delighted to have the amazing Corin Howell illustrating our project, The Girl in the Bay: a dark tale of mysticism, time-travel, cosmic identity theft, and murder.”

In 1969, seventeen-year-old Kathy Sartori was brutally attacked, her body hurled into Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay. Miraculously, she survives, fights her way back to the surface, only to discover that 50 years have passed, and an eerie doppelganger has lived out an entire life in her place. Kathy soon confronts not just this strange double, but the madman who “murdered” her five decades earlier. Will he, and the dark entity that lives inside him, hold the key to Kathy’s missing years? Or will Kathy become a ghost of herself and be forced to live out what remains of her life on the edge of the world that she desperately wants to be a part of?

“J.M. is a true writing talent and wondrous storyteller,” said editor Karen Berger. “I’m thrilled to be working with him again and rising star Corin Howell, on this mysterious and moving new series, which has a personal connection to me in more ways than one.”

The first issue of The Girl in the Bay (of four) goes on sale February 6, 2019.


About Dark Horse:

For more than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The MaskGhostX, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon AgeBuffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConan, Tomb RaiderHaloThe Witcher,SerenityGame of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

About Berger Books

Karen Berger, founding editor of Vertigo Comics

Karen Berger has been a powerful force in the comics industry for over 25 years. Beginning her career at DC Comics, her interest in horror led to her becoming instrumental in nurturing Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing and later bringing Neil Gaiman’s work to mass audiences with his seminal series The Sandman. With the success of these titles, mixed with her unique vision, eye for the unusual, and willingness to push the envelope, Karen Berger became the founding editor of DC’s mature-reader imprint Vertigo in 1993. She earned critical acclaim and popular success in her 20 years heading Vertigo with legendary titles such as FablesHellblazerThe Invisibles100 BulletsPreacher, and V for Vendetta. After stepping down from Vertigo in 2012, Karen Berger joined forces with Dark Horse Comics in 2017 to launch her new imprint Berger Books with top talent such as Anthony Bourdain, Ann Nocenti, David Aja, Dave Gibbons, Mat Johnson, Warren Pleece, Paul Pope, and Joel Rose. Berger Books launched in 2018 with inaugural titles Hungry GhostsIncognegro: RenaissanceMata HariThe Seeds, and The Originals: Expanded Edition.

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