One of the most exciting comic book industry announcements this year has been the formation of DSTLRY, a new creator-owned publisher where the creators own part of the company, including writers and artists such as James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Jock, and more. Taking its name after the whiskey aging process, the debut publication is cleverly titled The Devil's Cut, and is a collection of 11 short stories, eight of which lead into full series.

One of those teams creating a full series is James Tynion and Christian Ward, who have been working on a haunted house epic titled Spectregraph, which is also the first story in the collection. We're thrilled to exclusively reveal a new direct-to-consumer variant cover for The Devil's Cut from Christian Ward for "Spectregraph" available only through, along with some incredible concept art!

Take a look at the full cover & concept art below and learn more about DSTLRY and The Devil's Cut below:

DSTLRY, the next-generation publisher redefining creator-owned comic books and collectibles, announced its first-ever, limited-edition print and digital release, The Devil’s Cut. Featuring stories from DSTLRY’s Founding Creators, the print release will include 72 premium, oversized pages and will hit comic book shelves worldwide this August, available to be ordered by retailers now through either Diamond Comics Distributors and Lunar Distribution. Fans will also be able to purchase a digital version of The Devil’s Cut via the same day as the print release.

In the aging process, the whiskey that evaporates is called the Angel’s Share, but the most potent spirits are captured in the wood—the Devil’s Cut. DSTLRY’s The Devil’s Cut features a flight of high-proof work and unfiltered stories from the most fearless creators. Edited by the legendary Will Dennis (Y: The Last Man, Snow Angels), The Devil’s Cut is a one-shot offering with stories crafted by the most innovative pioneers in comics, including the Founding Creators of DSTLRY:

  • Mirka Andolfo (Sweet Paprika, Mercy)
  • Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Joker)
  • Marc Bernardin (Adora and the Distance, Star Trek: Picard)
  • Elsa Charretier (Love Everlasting, November)
  • Becky Cloonan (Wonder Woman, Batgirls)
  • Lee Garbett (Spider-Man, Skyward)
  • Jock (Batman: One Dark Knight, Wytches)
  • Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer, Catwoman)
  • Tula Lotay (Barnstormers)
  • Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked + The Divine, Captain Carter)
  • Junko Mizuno (Pure Trance, Ravina the Witch?)
  • Stephanie Phillips (Grim, Harley Quinn)
  • Scott Snyder (Batman, Wytches)
  • James Tynion IV (Something Is Killing the Children, The Joker War)
  • Ram V (Detective Comics, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr)

The Devil’s Cut also features a host of incredibly talented artists including:

  • Francesco Francavilla (Detective Comics, Night of the Ghoul)
  • Ariela Kristantina (InSEXts, Deep State)
  • Eduardo Risso (Batman: Broken City, 100 Bullets)
  • Christian Ward (Invisible Kingdom, Aquaman: Andromeda)

“The Devil’s Cut is the perfect debut from DSTLRY, with our Founding Creators and friends delivering an amazing collection of completely self-contained stories. It’s a prime example of the ambition and skill that you can expect from top-flight creators when they’re given the canvas, freedom, and support to create the next generation of comics,” said DSTLRY co-founders Chip Mosher and David Steinberger in a joint statement.

Cover A will feature stunning artwork from three-time New York Times best-selling artist Jock. Five additional variant covers are planned for DSTLRY’s debut issue, which will be revealed on a later date.

The Devil’s Cut will be available at local comic book stores and digitally via on Wednesday, August 30. Following the original release, physical copies will not be reprinted in this format again, and digital copies will be accessible via DSTLRY until September 6, 2023. Digital owners can resell their copies on the DSTLRY marketplace at a price of their choosing, benefiting fans’ favorite creators with a percentage of resale value going directly back to creators.

For more information on The Devil’s Cut, DSTLRY’s founding creators, and to sign up for news regarding the publisher’s upcoming drops, visit and follow the publisher on social media via @DSTLRY_Media.

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