Jim McCann and Janet Lee's Return of the Dapper Men is returning, but not with its original publisher. IDW Publishing's Top Shelf imprint announced that the creator-owned miniseries joins their line with a deluxe new collected edition in 2017, followed by a 2018 sequel titled Time of the Dapper Men.
“From the very first, Jim and I dreamed that the adventures of Ayden, Zoe, and the inhabitants of Anorev would be told in a trilogy of books," said Lee. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be working with the folks at Top Shelf to make that happen. Top Shelf is the home of comics that changed my life. Now my beloved characters have a home there too.”
Neither creator stated a reason from moving the book from BOOM! Studios's Archaia Press to IDW/Top Shelf, however McCann thanked Top Shelf for allowing them to "continue their journeys in the trilogy we envisioned."
Regarding the 2018 sequel Time of the Dapper Men, McCann promised more whismy, more chhoices, and more challenges.
"We will see more whimsy, more choices to be made, more challenges to overcome, lessons to learn, and of course more new characters for Janet to draw in Time of the Dapper Men," said the writer . "I'd tell you about the final book, but let's just say the ending of Time will have you guessing and gasping for more. And you'll get it. Finally."