Image Announces TENEMENT From Jeff Lemire And Andrea Sorrentino

THE BONE ORCHARD MYTHOS expands this summer with a new miniseries.

By Ryan Scott · @RyanScottWrites · February 28, 2023, 5:04 PM PST

Image Comics is getting ready to expand the scope of its interconnected horror universe dubbed The Bone Orchard Mythos with a brand new miniseries launching this summer. Hailing from the universe's creators Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, Tenement will be the biggest story in this ever-expanding universe to date, and it all kicks off with an oversized first issue in June.

Popverse made the announcement, and Image explains that the book tells "the story of seven residents in a building and the dark secrets that bind them together…beginning with a death that feels much more sinister than natural." The miniseries will span ten issues, with the first issue clocking in at a hefty 40 pages. Lemire had this to say about it:

"Tenement is the first book I started developing in the early days of planning The Bone Orchard Mythos with Andrea Sorrentino. In many ways it will be the centerpiece of our new horror universe up to this point. It will be our longest story so far and, like Gideon Falls, this new series will follow an ensemble of characters and the readers will really be able to spend time with them and invest in their stories. This will also be a book that starts to connect all the threads of our previous Bone Orchard books and begins to reveal the larger mythology we have been building. Andrea's work on this one is even more mind-blowing than usual (if that's possible)."

Image also released some preview artwork for the book and some cover artwork, which we've included here for you to check out. For those who may be new to The Bone Orchard Mythos, the universe currently consists of The Passageway, Ten Thousand Black Feathers, and now Tenement. All of the books tell self-contained stories, so there is no need to get caught up in the continuity of it all, but they do, rather crucially, exist in a shared universe. Some are published as graphic novels, others as miniseries. But it's all horror, and all connected. Sorrentino had this to add:

"Tenement has it all, honestly. It's at the same time a tense dark thriller, a deep dive into The Bone Orchard Mythos (the deepest we've got till now) and a long awaited first connection to the many threads we showed till now in the previous Bone Orchard entries, showing things Jeff and I are eager to show to readers since day one of this project. Everything is told through the stories of seven characters—which will all be equally important tales—and penned by Jeff with his trademark care for the human side. Are you wondering what the Bone Orchard is supposed to be...? Tenement has the answer."

The first issue of the series will feature cover art from Sorrentino, Christian Ward, Martin Simmonds and Tradd Moore. As is often the case with new comics, there will be several variant covers. It will be available both in comic shops and through digital retailers, such as Amazon Kindle and Google Play, for your convenience.

Tenement #1 hits shelves on June 21.