Blue Book Volume 1: 1961 (Paperback)

Blue Book Volume 1: 1961 By James Tynion IV, Michael Avon Oeming (Illustrator) Cover Image

Blue Book Volume 1: 1961 (Paperback)


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An ambitious, non-fiction comic book experience depicting true stories of UFO abductions with an eye to capturing the strange essence of those encounters.

From the New York Times bestselling and multi-Eisner award-winning co-creator of Something is Killing the Children, The Nice House on the Lake, The Department of Truth.

In Blue Book, teaming with artist Michael Avon Oeming and letterer Aditya Bidikar, James Tynion IV presents what he calls his “True Weird” stories. Tales of ordinary people encountering the strange and the impossible.

Volume 1 retells the infamous case of the abduction of Betty and Barney Hill of New Hampshire in 1961 — the very first widely-publicized UFO abduction that went on to shape and influence all future encounter stories.

Collects the Dark Horse Comics series Blue Book #1—#5, originally published on Substack.
James Tynion IV is an Eisner Award Winning, New York Times bestselling comic book author and publisher.

He is the co-creator of SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN with Werther Dell’Edera, the smash hit comic series published by Boom! Studios. SIKTC was nominated for the Eisner Award for Best New Comic Series in 2020. It’s spin-off title, THE HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER, was one of the highest selling comic books in 2021. SIKTC is currently in development for television at Netflix with Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy’s Intrepid Pictures producing.

He is the co-creator of THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH with Martin Simmonds, the high concept conspiracy thriller published by Image Comics. DOT was nominated for the Eisner Awards for Best New Series, and Best Continuing Series in 2021. DOT is currently in development for television with SISTER producing.

He is the co-creator of THE NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE with Alvaro Martinez Bueno, the apocalyptic horror series published by DC Black Label. NHOTL is the highest selling creator-owned debut published by DC Comics in the last twenty years.

He is the co-creator of WYND with Michael Dialynas, the young adult fantasy adventure series published by BOOM! Studios. WYND was nominated for Outstanding Comic Book at the GLAAD Media Awards in both 2020 and 2021.

Under his own publishing banner, Tiny Onion Studios, James Tynion IV published and curated the acclaimed anthology series RAZORBLADES: THE HORROR MAGAZINE. He is currently publishing the UFO non-fiction webcomic, BLUE BOOK with Michael Avon Oeming through his newsletter, THE EMPIRE OF THE TINY ONION, available at

James is the co-creator of many other acclaimed original series, including the GLAAD Media Award winning THE WOODS, with Michael Dialynas. He is also well known for working on the Batman titles at DC Comics, where he co-created the fan-favorite characters Punchline, Ghost-Maker, Clownhunter, Miracle Molly, and more. His storylines and characters have influenced DC TV shows like Batwoman, Young Justice, Gotham, and Legends of Tomorrow.

James is represented by United Talent Agency.
Product Details ISBN: 9781506736693
ISBN-10: 1506736696
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Publication Date: September 19th, 2023
Pages: 136
Language: English
Series: Blue Book