Dark Horse Comic will expand its Neil Gaiman library with a hardcover volume of comic book adaptations of four of Gaiman's short stories in 2019, the publisher has announced.
The four tales to be adapted by the Hugo, Eisner, Newbery, Harvey, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winner are “The Problem of Susan,” “October in the Chair,” “Locks,” and “The Day the Saucers Came." Taking on "Narnia, the Apocalypse, and Goldilocks." All four stories will be collected in a hardcover anthology titled The Problem of Susan and Other Stories.
According to Dark Horse, in the short story “The Problem of Susan,” Gaiman "explores the remarkable power of children’s literature through the eyes of an aged college professor with unique insight into Susan’s fantastic past. The Problem of Susan and Other Stories shines new light on the wondrous and imaginative tales we tell and how they shape our experiences for generations to come."
The specific creators for each story were not identified, though Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (The Sandman, The Giver), Scott Hampton (American Gods), and Paul Chadwick (Concrete) were named as contributors in Dark Horse's official announcement, along with Lovern Kindziewski, listed on the anthology's cover.
The Problem of Susan and Other Stories will be released January 23, 2019 and is available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and local comic book shops.