“When we first announced Camp Midnight at Image Expo we were expecting it to be a fun all-ages book that retailers would latch onto for the Halloween holiday, but we didn’t anticipate the level of early enthusiasm we’d receive from the mass market as well. In favor of giving Camp Midnight more time to find this wider audience we’ve decided to reposition the book for Spring 2016 and look forward to seeing this title thrive,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics.
CAMP MIDNIGHT tells the story of reluctant teen camper Skye, who is accidentally sent to the wrong camp for the summer. In an effort to spite her "step monster," Skye is dead-set on not fitting in. Luckily, that won’t be a problem as everyone at Camp Midnight—with the exception of fellow camper and fast-friend Mia—seems to be a full-fledged monster. Can Skye keep her identity as a human secret until she catches the bus back home? Is all of this a figment of her overactive imagination? And what about Skye’s major crush on a boy who is far (really far) from her usual type?
“Camp Midnight is a horror comedy about feeling like a weirdo—and who doesn't feel like a weirdo now and then?” said Katzenstein. “I'm excited that we made something for comics geeks and new readers alike, and that with this push for a wider release we can find both of those audiences.”
Seagle added: “I've worked for years on comics and graphic novels that are decidedly not for younger readers, so I'm thrilled that in Camp Midnight I have a book that I can hand to my younger fans of Ben 10 and Big Hero 6 right up to people who enjoyed House of Secrets. Jason is a major new cartooning force, and this is going to be a stellar debut for him.”
CAMP MIDNIGHT is set to make its splash just in time for Book Expo America, the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in the summer, and of course San Diego Comic-Con.
CAMP MIDNIGHT (ISBN: 978-1-63215-555-9) is an original, 248 page graphic novel from the Man of Action imprint of Image Comics and will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, April 6th (Diamond Code: AUG150485), and in bookstores on Tuesday, April 14.