Writer: James Tynion IV

Artist: Rian Sygh

Cover Artists: Veronica Fish, Bridget Underwood, Rob Guillory

Format: 32 pages, full color

Price: $3.99

Diamond Order Code: #1 – JUN161217

On sale: #1 – August 17, 2016 in comic book shops


  • James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS, THE WOODS) teams up with artist Rian Sygh (MUNCHKIN, STOLEN FOREST) for an incredible yet earnest story about finding a place to fit in when you’re kinda an outcast.
  • When Jory transfers to the private, all-boys school St. Genesius, he figures joining the stage crew would involve a lot of just fetching props and getting splinters.
  • To his pleasant surprise, he discovers there’s a door backstage that leads to different worlds, and all of the stagehands know about it!
  • All the world’s a stage…but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic!

Where to Buy:

Copies of The Backstagers are available at your local comic book shop. Issue #1 is on sale August 17th. To guarantee your copy of #1, pre-order now through your comic shop using code JUN161217. To locate the one nearest you, use or

Read a digital version of The Backstagers on your smartphone or e-reader! Issue #1 will be available to purchase on comiXology and other fine digital publishers starting August 17th, 2016.


THE BACKSTAGERS #1 Main Cover by Veronica Fish


THE BACKSTAGERS #1 Incentive Cover #1 by Bridget Underwood


THE BACKSTAGERS #1 Incentive Cover #2 by Rob Guillory