The upcoming issue #8 of the Image! anthology series will provide readers with the debut of an all new series set to launch from Image Comics in Spring 2023. The W0rldtr33 story will kick off the forthcoming ongoing series of the same name.
W0rldtr33 is set to be the next major horror offering from multiple Eisner Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (The Department of Truth, The Nice House on the Lake, Something is Killing the Children) and his Razorblades collaborator Fernando Blanco (Detective Comics, Catwoman), along with Eisner Award-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire and Eisner Award-nominated letterer Aditya Bidikar.
This early tease of what’s to come for the series drops readers straight into the action with high-stakes to cultivate an immediate sense of unease.
In 1999, Gabriel, Amanda, Liam, Yoshi, and Darren discovered what they dubbed the Undernet—a secret architecture beneath the internet. They charted their exploration of the Undernet on a private message board called W0rldtr33. Then they lost control. And unleashed unimaginable horrors.
“W0rldtr33 is a horror epic that’s been festering in the back of my brain for the better part of five years. I couldn’t be more thrilled to bring this story to life at Image Comics,” said Tynion IV. “I can’t wait to show the world what Fernando, Jordie, Aditya, and I have been building for you.”
The Image! anthology is a 12 issue series celebrating the 30th anniversary of Image Comics. It treats readers to all-new stories from some of the biggest and best names in comics and is edited by Image Comics’ Publisher Eric Stephenson. The series features a combination of ongoing serials, standalone short stories, and first looks at exciting upcoming new projects at Image.
Blanco added: “Stars have aligned for this book. This is not just the best team I could imagine working with, at the best time and place, but also a chance to feed our love—and our deepest fears—into something that will horrify you all.”
Image! #8 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 23. W0rldtr33 #1 will hit shelves in Spring 2023. It will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.