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Dark Matter (comics)

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Schedule  Monthly
Genre  Science fiction comics
Number of issues  4
Format  Limited series
Formats  Limited Series
Publication date  January–April 2012
Publisher  Dark Horse Comics
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Created by  Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
Writers  Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie

Dark Matter is a comic book series created by writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie. The science fiction story follows six individuals who wake up in a spacecraft with no memory of their past. The concept was originally intended for a television series, but was published through Dark Horse Comics with art by Garry Brown. On October 15, 2014, Syfy announced they had picked up a 13-episode first season of a Dark Matter TV series, which premiered on June 12, 2015.


Publication history

Mallozzi credits The Shield, The Dirty Dozen, and the Thunderbolts as his inspiration for the concept. The series was originally designed for television, but was later altered into a comic series for Dark Horse Comics. Syfy and Space, along with the original creators Mallozzi and Mullie, later adapted the comics to the television series that premiered on June 12, 2015.

The four-issue Rebirth series was published from January to April in 2012, and a collected edition was released in October 2012.


After waking on board a spacecraft with no memories, four men, a woman and a girl arrive at a mining colony, the craft's preset destination. They land and meet the locals, who tell the crew about a group of mercenaries being sent to kill the colonists so a corporation can steal the planet. Upon returning to their craft to discuss helping or abandoning the colonists, the crew learn from the craft's computer they are the mercenaries the locals fear. When the corporation's army arrives to destroy the colony, four of the crew members join with the colonists to repel the invaders. The other two take the spacecraft and negotiate a contract for the colony with a different corporation. The invading corporation leaves, and the crew return to their spacecraft, unsure of where they will go next and where their journey will take them next.

Critical reception

The series received positive reviews, and the first issue was the 256th best selling comic by units in January 2012.


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