Dark Horse Comics Reveals New Intel on BANG! From Kindt, Torres, Kim, and Piekos

One Of The Most Highly Anticipated Comic Books of 2020 Already Has Everyone Talking


(December 18, 2020) Months ahead of its highly anticipated release from Dark Horse Comics, the buzz is building for BANG! by writer Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), artist Wilfredo Torres (JUPITER’S CIRCLE) colorist Nayoung Kim and letterer Nate Piekos. Accolades are rolling in ahead of the series’ debut:


“A great fucked up blend of James Bond and Tintin.” — Keanu Reeves


“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 fucking love this comic! it’s literally everything I want out of one of my favorite creators!! Congrats to the entire team. This is how you make comics!!” — Brian Michael Bendis


“Thanks to Kindt and Torres we finally have our Idris Elba-James Bond, and it’s exactly as cool as you imagined.” — Jeff Parker

“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


“BANG is a fun, twisty spy thriller with a great meta-twist.” — Jay Faerber

“Imagine James Bond being abducted by David Lynch and forced into a maze that shifts with every step forward. The ground is unsteady. The walls of reality move. This is the world of BANG!, a spy thriller expertly conducted by Kindt and Torres, a mystery box that truly starts off with a… Well. You know.” — Van Jensen

Until now, plot details for the all new, four-issue comic book series have been kept confidential and under wraps. “At the center of the series is international man of mystery, Secret Agent Thomas Cord,” said artist and co-creator Wilfredo Torres. “He is, they say, the best at what he does.”

“Agent Cord is one complicated individual,” said writer and co-creator Matt Kindt. “He might be the country’s top spy, but he’s also a misogynist and a sociopath. Oh and he’s possibly been brainwashed.”

“Agent Cord is just part of a much larger mystery and international conspiracy,” said Torres. “BANG! is a high octane, globe-trotting adventure story full of questionable characters, crime, and questions within questions.”

  • Who is Paige Turnier, the 60-year-old novelist who spends her retirement solving crimes?

  • What is the omnipotent terrorist organization hellbent on ending the world?

  • Where is Philip Verve, the science-fiction writer whose books may hold the key to everything?

  • Why does Thomas Cord have memories of Paige Turnier from before he was born?

  • When does the first issue go on sale?

Dark Horse Comics will debut the first issue of BANG! on February 19, 2020 featuring a main cover by Wilfredo Torres and a variant cover by Matt Kindt.

Matt Kindt is the New York Times bestselling writer and artist of the comics and graphic novels Dept. H, Mind MGMT, Revolver, 3 Story, Super Spy, 2 Sisters, and Pistolwhip, as well as Justice League of America (DC), Spider-Man (Marvel), Unity, Ninjak, Rai, and Divinity (Valiant). He has been nominated for 4 Eisner and 6 Harvey Awards (and won once). His work has been published in French, Spanish, Italian, German and Korean. The author lives in St. Louis, MO, with his wife and Dept H. collaborator, the colorist and artist Charlene Kindt.


About Wilfredo Torres

Wilfredo Torres is an American cartoonist/illustrator based in Atlanta. Wilfredo has been working professionally for over a decade and in that time has collaborated with some of the most acclaimed and prolific Writers in Comics. Wilfredo has drawn stories for books such as BLACK PANTHER, LEGION and MOON KNIGHT for Marvel Comics as well as BLACK HAMMER: THE QUANTUM AGE for Dark Horse Comics and JUPITER’S CIRCLE for Image Comics.


About Nayoung Kim

Nayoung wasn’t introduced to the world of comics until late in life by her husband. With an art school background and a decade in graphic design, she jumped in and has been coloring for 3 years. Nayoung lives outside Atlanta with her husband and 2 dogs when they are not traveling in their campervan.


About Nate Piekos

Nate Piekos graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from Rhode Island College in 1998. His designs can be seen worldwide, and he’s the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2010 Rhode Island College Alumni Honor Roll Award for Success in the Field of Design. He is fortunate enough to work with his childhood heroes, his esteemed contemporaries, and the inspiring up-and-coming talent in the comics industry and beyond.


About Dark Horse

For more than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Stranger Things, Aliens, The Legend of Zelda, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Minecraft, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.