I’m a long-time fan of the Perhapanauts series by Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau. It’s a creepy, fun adventure series about monster hunters that are themselves supernatural/mythical creatures. A psychic, a ghost, a sasquatch, a mystery man, and a partially evolved Chupacabra make up a team working for the organization BEDLAM.
I like this book so much I have occasionally helped at Todd and Craig’s table pitching it to passers-by. Just to be clear on my enthusiasm (and appreciation for a place to hide from convention crowds on occasion).
The comic began in 2005, and we last saw the team in 2016, with the publication of a Kickstarted graphic novel called Into Hollow Earth. So imagine my surprise to see in the latest Diamond Previews catalog a listing for Perhapanauts: First Blood from Scout Comics’ Black Caravan imprint!
First Blood was the title of the first series collection, which came out from Dark Horse in 2006. The comic moved to Image in 2008 with an annual kicking off a series relaunch. I did an interview with Dezago around then. I’m not entirely sure whether this is a reprint of the first issue or the first storyline (since it’s listed as 36 color pages but I’ve seen it referred to as a trade), but either way, this will be new to most readers. Here’s hoping this is just the start of a comprehensive chronological reprinting.
You can order Perhapanauts: First Blood from your local comic shop with Diamond code SEP20 1416. There will be some new material included, although no details yet on precisely what or how much.