SUBGENRE #1 (Matt Kindt / Wilfredo Torres)



A mind-bending story from Matt Kindt and Wilfredo Torres

Flux House Books and Dark Horse Comics present Matt Kindt’s newest series, Subgenre . Co-created with Bang! partner Wilfredo Torres, Subgenre is a mind-bending, multidimensional murder mystery that stretches across many of Kindt’s previous books and all of genre-fiction itself. Kindt will write the series, with art by Wilfredo Torres and colors by Bill Crabtree. The first issue will also feature a variant cover by Brian Hurtt. Each issue of the series will also be presented in a larger pulp magazine-sized format.

A man is living two lives. He is a private detective in a dystopian cyberpunk future trying to solve a triple murder. But when he falls asleep–he wakes up as a wandering adventurer in a barbaric fantasy world where magic exists. Is he two separate people? Or is he a third person that has undergone a psychotic split? Who is he really? And who is the murderer? But the biggest question is, can he merge these realities without losing himself?

On Subgenre , Kindt said, “I wrote the most dense script of my career in an effort to get every idea I’ve ever had about identity, writing, genre, and fiction into one big murder mystery. I owe Wilfredo many, many dinners.”

Subgenre #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops September 27, 2023. It is now available to pre-order for $7.99 (32 pages, 8” x 10.875”) at your local comic shop.

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Praise for Matt Kindt:

“I will literally read anything by Matt Kindt or Wilfredo Torres. Put them together and it’s magic. Skip dinner and buy this book”—Mark Millar

“I love Matt Kindt and I love Wilfredo Torres, so it’s no surprise that I loved BANG! It’s like the weirdo, mind-bending James Bond story I didn’t know I wanted.”—Jeff Lemire

“Matt Kindt has developed into one of the most exciting and original talents in the business.”—The LA Times

“Matt Kindt is a storyteller so fully in control of his gifts that his graphic novels read like quietly compelling arguments for the comics medium’s narrative potential.”—NPR

“In an industry packed with franchise superheroics and licensed properties, Kindt is one of the creators leading the charge with unique concepts and innovative storytelling.”—COMICS ALLIANCE

“Kindt has long proven himself to be one of the most inventive and cerebral comic makers alive today.”—IGN