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Dark Horse Celebrates XXV Years of Mister X

Posted by Luke Brown On August - 4 - 2008

Dark Horse and Dean Motter are teaming up to bring back Mister X. Not only will there be a new series coming later this year, but also a collection of the original story will be coming. Hit the jump for the full press release.

In 1984, acclaimed book and album designer Dean Motter helped reshape the look and
scope of alternative comics with the watershed title Mister X. After a long absence, Dark
Horse is proud to present the return of Mister X.

This pivotal series comes back to print in Mister X: The Archives, a fully remastered,
stunningly beautiful hardcover collecting the entire original series. Featuring early
artwork from comics superstars Los Bros. Hernandez and Dave McKean, this tome also
includes the comics that helped launch the careers of independent icons Ty Templeton,
Paul Rivoche, and Seth.

On the 25th anniversary of the character’s creation, Motter also returns to write and draw
an all-new story starring his most influential creation. Fans now get a new taste of Mister
X in a four-issue series, Mister X: Condemned.

Mister X: Condemned is the tragic tale of Radiant City, an experiment in perfect living
gone terribly wrong. Built to fulfill the grandest aesthetic and architectural ideals, this
vast and beautiful metropolis has fallen victim to an unknown pestilence of its psyche. As
ever increasing numbers of its residents go mad, one man is driven to discover the root of
this plague—Mister X. Not immune to the effects of the city, this mysterious figure
struggles to save his community even as he battles the rebellion of his own mind.

Mister X: Condemned is a reboot of my most popular creation. While I am writing and
drawing the series both for new readers and fans of the original series, I am really doing
this for myself,” explains creator Dean Motter. “I am returning to a darker, more
mysterious vision of the character. It is more along the lines I had originally envisioned
back in 1983—noir, retro sci-fi, Deco/Streamline/Bauhaus architecture, German
Expressionism, the works.”

Mister X: Mister Archives will be released in November 2008, with the fist issue of
Mister X: Condemned following in December.

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