Vault Comics to publish Brandon Sanderson’s ‘Dark One’ Graphic Novels
Independent publisher Vault Comics announced plans to publish Dark One, a two-volume graphic novel series written by Hugo Award winning author Brandon Sanderson with cowriters Jackson Langzing and Collin Kelly, that is being produced concurrently with a TV series.
The first volume of Dark One will be published in Spring 2019. The graphic novel series is being produced as a TV series by Fremantle Media North America and Random House Studio.
Dark One is a work of fantasy focused on a young man who sees visions of strange and fantastic worlds—visions he initially believes are hallucations. But these visions turn out to be prophesies, dark projections of a world in which the young man is in reality a tyrant who destroys the world and the creatures that reside there.
Sanderson said, “Dark One is my first project that absolutely didn’t want to be a prose project. After five false starts, it came to life when I imagined how it would be if the pictures I had in my mind were actual pictures. And then all of a sudden, in a couple weeks, a full and rich outline came together. I’ve since been excited to find the right people to adapt this into the visual story it wanted and needed to be."
Sanderson is an acclaimed fantasy author whose works have been translated into more than 35 languages. He is best known for such classic works as the Mistborn trilogy and the epic fantasy saga, Stormlight Archive.
Vault Publisher Damian Wassel added, "I've been a fan of Brandon Sanderson's work since the publication of Mistborn, in 2006. I remain completely in awe of Sanderson's scope and vision as a world builder, and his craft as a storyteller. Vault is honored to produce Dark One together with Sanderson.”