IDW Publishing has let us know exclusively that they will begin publishing Impossible, Incorporated in September 2018. A five-issue comic book miniseries by J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League, Amazing Spider-Man) and Mike Cavallaro (The Life and Times of Savior 28, Decelerate Blue). Impossible, Inc. is the story of a teenage girl who fearlessly travels through space and time, proving that the impossible isn’t a limitation – it’s an invitation.
Join 17-year-old Number, daughter of super-genius Dr. Goliath Horowitz, as she inherits his company’s mission: to explore the cosmos via consciousness. Along with her team, she boards a train called the Non-Local Express, riding across the quantum sea and into the Infinite Spiral that leads to other worlds, new dimensions, parallel universes, and through time itself. Impossible, Inc. seeks the truth about the universe — and Number’s own mysterious past!
J. M. DeMatteis has written almost all of the major DC and Marvel icons, perhaps most famously the classic Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt storyline and an Eisner Award-winning run on Justice League. His success in the comic book medium has led DeMatteis to work in both television and movies, including the recent animated features Batman vs. Robin and Batman: Bad Blood and the CW Seed’s Constantine: City of Demons series.
Mike Cavallaro attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. He has worked in the comics and animation industries since the early 1990s for a variety of publishers including Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios, DC Comics, First Second Books, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Marvel Comics, MTV Animation, Valiant Comics, Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers Animation, and others.
DeMatteis said of the project:
I’ve been bouncing around the idea for Impossible, Inc. with Mike Cavallaro for five or six years now. We wanted to create something that had the innocence of Silver Age comics; the expansive imagination of Jack Kirby; a cosmic perspective on life; and – most of all – a big, beating heart at its core. A story that could explore the quantum corners of both the universe and the human soul. Now that dream is a reality and we’ve uncorked a tale that we hope meets our goals and delights our audience. I’ve been blown away by Mike’s art, which has a power and purity of vision that encompasses both infinity and intimacy. We hope comic book readers join us on this journey. We’re having a blast and we think that they will, too.
I’ve been working in comics for over 25 years, and while J.M. and I have worked together before, the second that his next script arrives, I’m just that kid again in my local comic shop, going to school on how much more meaningful, and literate, and personal, and beautiful comics could be than almost anyone else bothered to make them at the time. J.M.’s comics were what made me want to make comics for a living. And I’m not just talking about pay – I’m talking about the reasons we make art: to tell stories, ask questions, and explore what it means to be alive. It’s a lifelong dream to play a part in the telling of a story like this. I love these characters and I’m as fascinated to see where they take us, as I hope readers will be.
The first issue will be listed in the next Previews catalog for release in September.