IDW Announces Creator-Owned Project By John Byrne

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IDW announced today a new chapter in their partnership with legendary comics creator John Byrne. A new series called The High Ways will be written and drawn by Byrne. The starbound adventure story follows Eddie Wallace as he joins with a crew of a rock-hopping freighter who finds out that things out in space aren’t always as they seem. Byrne compares it to Dan Dare and the “old time sci-fi” from his childhood. You can read the full press release for all the details and a few more words from Byrne There’s some pretty exciting information from the author if you’re a fan of Next Men.

Explore THE HIGH WAYS with John Byrne!
IDW Announces New Creator-Owned Series from the Comics Legend!

San Diego, CA (November 2, 2012) – Continuing their ongoing partnership with legendary comics creator John Byrne, IDW Publishing is beyond pleased to announce THE HIGH WAYS, a brand-new, starbound adventure series written and drawn by Byrne!

THE HIGH WAYS follows the exploits of a spirited young man named Eddie Wallace. Hungry for the brand of wild adventure only available off-planet, Eddie joins up with a crew of a rock-hopping freighter, eager to see what lies beyond the clouds. As these things tend to go, however, everything in these early days of interstellar travel isn’t quite what it seems as intrigue and mystery abound.

“This evolved into something a bit more like Dan Dare, the British sci-fi strip so beloved from my childhood and early teens. I liked the idea of playing in that “old time sci-fi” kind of milieu, where all the adventures took place within the Solar System, and where life — even intelligent, humanoid life — was to be found everywhere,” said Byrne before adding an extra tidbit for his fans. “I decided this takes place in the Next Men “universe” — though in the altered timeline our heroes created when they wiped out Project Next Men. The time is eighty or ninety years in the Future, roughly, and a central character of the first arc is Eddie Wallace, who appeared briefly in the previous series.”

Another in a long line of fruitful partnerships with the iconoclastic Byrne, IDW is immensely proud of THE HIGH WAYS’ high adventure and exciting future series yet to come!

“I’ve found John Byrne’s boundless creativity, wealth of ideas and his ability to consistently deliver high-quality comics on time to be pretty much unmatched over the course of our six-plus years of working together,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief, “and I’m happy to continue that with The High Ways. 2013 is going to be a big year for John Byrne and IDW, with John prepping two new series to roll out later in ’13 as well.”

THE HIGH WAYS #1 (of 4) (FC, 32 pages, $3.99) in stores 1/16/13.

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