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Abrams ComicArts launching OGN ‘Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes’ September 2022

‘Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes’ Tells the story of a young boy named Bolden and his warrior friend Spike…

Press Release

Abrams ComicArts has announced a new graphic novel from creators Brian Michael Bendis and André Lima Araújo called Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes. Set for release in September, the 144-page graphic novel is a series and the first part of a three-book deal. Abrams ComicArts has quite a lineup for 2022 already as they announced Alex Ross is writing and drawing a Fantastic Four graphic novel set for release later this year too.

“From the moment the proposal landed on my desk until now, it has been hard to contain my excitement and resist the urge to share the news surreptitiously,” said Charles Kochman. “Now that our secret is out, I am excited for readers to dive into this—dare I say—phenomenal universe they have created.”

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So what’s Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes about?

Tells the story of a young boy named Bolden and his warrior friend Spike—survivors of a phenomena that took over Earth years ago. Not an apocalypse . . . something far more interesting. We follow Bolden and Spike as they are forced to team up with another lost orphan of the world, Matilde. The trio of heroes go on a globetrotting adventure that takes them to a magical, mysterious place called the Golden City of Eyes.

Abrams ComicArts launching OGN 'Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes' September 2022

“André and I have spent the last couple of years conjuring an entire brand-new world filled with inspiration, ideas, and imagination,” said Brian Michael Bendis. “Inspired by the philosophies of our heroes and our hope for a better world, we introduce you to our exciting new heroes and their varied and dangerous world-changing quests.”

The second book in the series is scheduled to publish in fall 2023 and the third is scheduled to publish in fall 2024.

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

New York, New York – March 2022 – Andrew Smith, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Abrams ComicArts, announced today an all-new graphic novel series from Brian Michael Bendis—the Peabody and five-time Eisner Award–winning, New York Times bestselling author and co-creator of Miles Morales, Jessica Jones, and Naomi—and André Lima Araújo, co-creator of A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance. The three-book deal was negotiated and will be edited by Charles Kochman, Editorial Director of Abrams ComicArts, with Janine Kamouh of William Morris Endeavor (WME).

“From the moment the proposal landed on my desk until now, it has been hard to contain my excitement and resist the urge to share the news surreptitiously,” said Charles Kochman. “Now that our secret is out, I am excited for readers to dive into this—dare I say—phenomenal universe they have created.”

The first book in the series, PHENOMENA: THE GOLDEN CITY OF EYES (Abrams ComicArts; September 13, 2022; U.S. $24.99; Hardcover with jacket) tells the story of a young boy named Bolden and his warrior friend Spike—survivors of a phenomena that took over Earth years ago. Not an apocalypse . . . something far more interesting. We follow Bolden and Spike as they are forced to team up with another lost orphan of the world, Matilde. The trio of heroes go on a globetrotting adventure that takes them to a magical, mysterious place called the Golden City of Eyes.

“André and I have spent the last couple of years conjuring an entire brand-new world filled with inspiration, ideas, and imagination,” said Brian Michael Bendis. “Inspired by the philosophies of our heroes and our hope for a better world, we introduce you to our exciting new heroes and their varied and dangerous world-changing quests.”

André Lima Araújo added: “I drew and drew and drew, and then Brian wrote and wrote and wrote, and something that felt like magic happened.”

The second book in the series is scheduled to publish in fall 2023 and the third is scheduled to publish in fall 2024.

About the Authors

Brian Michael Bendis is a Peabody and Eisner Award–winning comics creator, New York Times bestselling author, and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. He is the co-creator of Miles Morales, Jessica Jones, Naomi, and dozens of other characters and stories. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

André Lima Araújo is an architect and comics creator who has worked for the major comics publishers in the United States and on an ever-growing body of creator-owed projects. His latest book is the original crime thriller A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance, co-created with Rick Remender. Araújo lives in Ponte de Lima, Portugal, with his wife and their three daughters.

About the Book

PHENOMENA: THE GOLDEN CITY OF EYES

By Brian Michael Bendis and André Lima Araújo

Abrams ComicArts | September 2022

U.S. $24.99 | CAN $31.99

Hardcover with jacket | 144 pages

6½ x 9¾” | Black-and-white illustrations throughout

ISBN: 978-1-4197-6169-0

e-book ISBN: 978-1-64700-666-2

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