Dark Horse presents the Comixology Originals digital series in print for the first time!

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (December 18, 2023)— Get ready for a rollicking sci-fi adventure featuring a teenage inventor, his talking dog, and a machine that controls time and space in Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine! First published digitally by ComiXology Originals, Scott Snyder and Jamal Igle’s series is now presented in print in three beautifully-presented oversized issues. Written by Snyder, illustrated by Igle, inked by Juan Castro, colored by Chris Sotomayer, and lettered by Tom Napolitano, Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine issue #1 will also feature several variant covers by Igle, Romy Jones, Khary Randolph, Javier Rodrigues, and one final artist whose cover will be revealed at a later date (stay tuned!).


Have you ever wondered why all the great figures in history had a pet companion, and if they were all running from the same mysterious threat? Such questions have never crossed the mind of Dudley Datson, a fifteen-year-old with a penchant for invention. But when dastardly foes turn his world upside down, Dudley will have to start facing things beyond his wildest imagination in this modern-day fable.


Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine #1 (of 3), 56 pages per issue, travels into comic shops on April 17, 2024. It is now available for pre-order at your local comic shop for $4.99.


Praise for Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine:


“[Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine is] an original sci-fi/superhero pastiche that would feel perfectly at home in the world of Astro City or the works of Jack Kirby… The story has a fun, light, and very human tone that makes it instantly engaging.”–GeekDad (Rating 9/10)


“Spinning a story that spans generations and weaves in dimensional travel and alien lifeforms, though perhaps most impressive is that Dudley never moves from the story’s center… artist Jamal Igle, colorist Chris Sotomayor, inker Juan Castro, and letterer Tom Napolitano bring those scenes to life and keep the reader engaged, and when the action does pick up it pops off the page.”–


“Mixing sci-fi and the magic of invention, Dudley Datson is a younger character who is relatable to teenagers across the country. It’s also a story about invention and how there’s a secret society running things you’ll definitely want to learn more about.”–AIPT


Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine truly feels like it’s made for everyone and embodies the pure creative spirit of comics.”–But Why Tho?


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