With its title The Devil’s Cut just over two months away from publication, new digital and physical comics published DSTLRY has just revealed art for the comic today via press release.

In a joint statement, DSTLRY co-founders David Steinberger and Chip Moser had this to say about the unveiling:

“When we conceived of DSTLRY, we wanted to change the relationship between publisher and creator in a way that encouraged creators to bring their best. We’ve been incredibly excited about our all-star roster of creators, but we’ve somehow managed to be further blown away by the detail, creativity, and artistry in their work on this book. From the preview art fans can see today to the stunning finished product that will hit shelves in August, we couldn’t be more proud to introduce the world to DSTLRY via The Devil’s Cut.”

Check out the covers and interior art below from contributors to the comic:

Art by Tula Lotay

Art by Joelle Jones

Art by Mirka Andolfo

Art by Becky Cloonan

Art by Francesco Francavilla

Art by Joelle Jones

Art by Jock

The press release also revealed titles of the stories that will be included in The Devil’s Cut, along with the creators bringing them to life:

  • “Spectregraph” by James Tynion IV, Christian Ward, and Aditya Bidikar

  • “Shepherd” by Marc Bernardin, Ariela Kristantina, Lee Loughridge, and Bernardo Brice

  • “8 Rules to Make It Out in One Piece” by Elsa Charretier, PK Colinet, Nick Filardi, and Clayton Cowles

  • “What’s Mine is Hearse” by Stephanie Phillips, Joëlle Jones, and Lucas Gattoni

  • “A Blessed Day” by Mirka Andolfo, Fabio Amelia, Arancia Studio, and Steve Orlando

  • “The Stowaway” by Jock

  • “Deleted Scene, #2” by Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso, and Jared K. Fletcher

  • “White Boat” by Scott Snyder, Francesco Francavilla, Andworld Design, and Tyler Jennes

  • “What Happens Next…” by Jamie McKelvie and Aditya Bidikar

  • “Waiting to Die” by Ram V, Lee Garbett, Lee Loughridge, and Aditya Bidikar

  • “What Blighted Flame Burns in Thee?” by Becky Cloonan, Tula Lotay, and Richard Starking

The Devil’s Cut goes on sale at comics and digitally here on Wednesday, August 30th.

From the full press release:

Today, DSTLRY, the next-generation publisher redefining creator-owned comic books and collectibles, revealed a sneak peek at its debut print and digital release, The Devil’s Cut, with 11 art previews from its 11 top-shelf stories, as well as the unveiling of all covers that are currently available to order via Diamond Comic Distributors and Lunar Distribution. Arriving in stores and online on Wednesday, August 30, The Devil’s Cut is an 88-page, premium format one-shot that hails from the fearless minds of DSTLRY’s Founding Creators and Friends.

Today’s previews show off a first taste of art from each slice of The Devil’s Cut, with offerings ranging from cutting edge sci-fi and westerns to fast-paced action thrillers, quiet meditations on humanity, and a stunningly diverse array of horror tales. In The Devil’s Cut, every turn of the page delivers on the creative promise of DSTLRY ushering in the next era of creator-owned comics, bringing something fresh, thought-provoking, and striking to the table.

The Devil’s Cut features a main cover by New York Times-bestselling artist Jock, an open-to-order variant cover by Francesco Francavilla, and incentive variant covers by Becky Cloonan (1:10), Tula Lotay (1:25), Joëlle Jones (1:50), and Mirka Andolfo (1:75).

“When we conceived of DSTLRY, we wanted to change the relationship between publisher and creator in a way that encouraged creators to bring their best. We’ve been incredibly excited about our all-star roster of creators, but we’ve somehow managed to be further blown away by the detail, creativity, and artistry in their work on this book,” said DSTLRY co-founders David Steinberger and Chip Mosher in a joint statement. “From the preview art fans can see today to the stunning finished product that will hit shelves in August, we couldn’t be more proud to introduce the world to DSTLRY via The Devil’s Cut.”

“From its super-fresh covers to its meticulously-crafted interior stories, The Devil’s Cut is what comics can be when you bring together incredibly talented creators and let them have fun doing what they do best,” said Founding Editor Will Dennis. “We asked them for a statement book and they delivered beyond our wildest dreams!”

Eleven stories combine to make The Devil’s Cut including:

  • “Spectregraph” by James Tynion IV, Christian Ward, and Aditya Bidikar

  • “Shepherd” by Marc Bernardin, Ariela Kristantina, Lee Loughridge, and Bernardo Brice

  • “8 Rules to Make It Out in One Piece” by Elsa Charretier, PK Colinet, Nick Filardi, and Clayton Cowles

  • “What’s Mine is Hearse” by Stephanie Phillips, Joëlle Jones, and Lucas Gattoni

  • “A Blessed Day” by Mirka Andolfo, Fabio Amelia, Arancia Studio, and Steve Orlando

  • “The Stowaway” by Jock

  • “Deleted Scene, #2” by Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso, and Jared K. Fletcher

  • “White Boat” by Scott Snyder, Francesco Francavilla, Andworld Design, and Tyler Jennes

  • “What Happens Next…” by Jamie McKelvie and Aditya Bidikar

  • “Waiting to Die” by Ram V, Lee Garbett, Lee Loughridge, and Aditya Bidikar

  • “What Blighted Flame Burns in Thee?” by Becky Cloonan, Tula Lotay, and Richard Starkings

The Devil’s Cut is available for pre-order now and will be on sale at local comic shops and digitally via www.dstlry.co on Wednesday, August 30. Digital copies will be available directly from DSTLRY until September 6, while digital owners can resell their copies at any time on the DSTLRY marketplace at a price of their choosing, with a percentage of each resale paid directly to the creators. Retailers can place print orders now through Lunar Distribution (FOC: July 2; 0623DY327) and Diamond Comic Distributors (FOC: July 3; JUN231789).

For more information on The Devil’s Cut, DSTLRY’s founding creators, and to sign up for news regarding the publisher’s upcoming drops, visit www.dstlry.co and follow the publisher on social media via @DSTLRY_Media.

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