|Lore Creator Aaron Mahnke Delivers New Chills
with Wellington Comic Book Series
IDW Publishing Welcomes Delilah S. Dawson and Piotr Kowalski
SAN DIEGO, CA (July 19, 2019) – From the mind of Aaron Mahnke, creator of the award-winning Lore podcast, comes Wellington, a five-issue comic book series delving even deeper into Lore’s dark side of history!
Written by New York Times bestselling author Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars) with Aaron Mahnke, featuring artwork by Piotr Kowalski (The Dark Tower) and colors by Brad Simpson (The Witcher), this fear-fraught tale – debuting December 2019 – introduces the creature-hunting Duke of Wellington, investigator of the most thrilling mysteries and monsters found on the smash hit podcast!
“History and folklore are deep wells, and they are honestly a fiction writer’s dream come true,” says Mahnke. “With an amazing cast of characters just waiting to be called upon, and centuries of belief in the supernatural setting the stage, I’m excited to share these powerful stories in a brand-new way!”
“As a huge fan of the pop culture phenomenon that is Lore, I jumped at the chance to work with Aaron Mahnke and the Wellington team to merge history with dark supernatural adventures,” says Dawson. “Add in the atmospheric art by Piotr and Brad, and you’re going to see the spirit of Lore resurrected in an entirely new way. This is a book you’re going to want!”
“The most interesting characters in comics are those who battle with their own demons whilst trying to fix the world however they can,” says Kowalski. “The Duke of Wellington certainly has all the qualities of a perfect horror tale hero. He is driven, experienced, and tormented by nightmares. He is a hunter, avenger, and tireless seeker of the ultimate truth. And, ultimately, the strength of this character guarantees a captivating and entertaining comic book.”
“Aaron Mahnke’s Lore is one of my favorite podcasts and I’m beyond thrilled to be working with him and the amazing team of Delilah Dawson, Piotr Kowalski, and Brad Simpson to add a new twist to some of the stories from the show,” says editor Chase Marotz. “Expect mystery, mayhem, and an awesome monster or two!”
Aaron Mahnke is the creator, producer, and host of the hit podcast Lore (Best of iTunes 2015 & 2016), Executive Producer of the Lore television show on Amazon (from the producers of The Walking Dead), and author of The World of Lore book series (Penguin Random House / Del Rey). Born and raised in Illinois, Aaron now lives with his wife and children on the historic North Shore of Boston, where he writes and records full-time for Lore and his other podcasts, Cabinet of Curiosities and Unobscured.
Delilah S. Dawson is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling Star Wars: Phasma. Her books include the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, and the Shadow series, written as Lila Bowen. With Kevin Hearne, she co-writes the Tales of Pell. Her creator-owned comics include Star Pig, Sparrowhawk, and Ladycastle, and she’s written comics in the worlds of Marvel Action: Spider-Man, The X-Files, Adventure Time, Labyrinth, Rick and Morty, Star Wars Adventures, and Star Wars: Forces of Destiny. Her upcoming projects are The Skywalker Saga and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Black Spire, written in conjunction with the Disney theme parks. www.whimsydark.com.
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