Kevin Smith is launching a creator-owned line of comics to be published by Dark Horse, called Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash Press – named after his New Jersey comic book store, Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. “2022 marks the 25th anniversary of my comic book store, Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. And after a quarter-century of selling comics, the Secret Stash is going to MAKE our own comics!” Smith said in a statement. Per a Hollywood Reporter exclusive, Smith will also serve as writer on the series.

The line will launch this autumn with Masquerade, an eight-issue series about a budding vigilante, followed by the ongoing anthology Quick Stops, which is set in Smith’s View Askewniverse and will include characters from films such as Mallrats, and the Jay & Silent Bob and Clerk films.

Smith may be known most widely for his filmmaking career, but this is hardly the first time the creator has ventured into comic book writing. Over his career, he has tackled the likes of Green Arrow, Batman and Daredevil, for Marvel, DC, and many other publishers. He previously worked with Dark Horse when they published Smith’s prequel to his Masters of the Universe: Revelation animated series.

Smith also has a third Clerks film expected to release this year, courtesy of Lionsgate.



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