Writer Matt Kindt and artist David Rubín have both had fruitful careers at Dark Horse Comics, with the former creating the critically acclaimed Mindt MGMT and Dept. H and the latter contributing to Jeff Lemire’s smash-hit Black Hammer universe. Together, Kindt and Rubín dreamt up Ether, the tale of a science-minded adventurer who finds himself plopped into a fantasy world, and today Paste can exclusively announce that the series will return for a third volume this September.
Ether: The Disappearance of Violet Bell finds portal-jumping protagonist Boone Dias tasked with tracking down the missing daughter of the imposing Faerie King. In one magical crime scene after another, Dias begins to uncover a bizarre interconnected web of assassin eggs, rancid pirates, ice deserts and “a room of immortal gods, desperate to finally be able to die,” according to Dark Horse’s press release.
Ether: The Disappearance of Violet Bell #1, the first of five issues, hits comic stores September 18th, sporting a variant cover from Paul Azaceta. Paste readers can find Rubín’s standard cover below. For more on Dark Horse Comics, stay tuned to Paste.
Ether: The Disappearance of Violet Bell #1 Cover Art by David Rubín