By | November 15, 2022

Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group is set to release the debut graphic novel from celebrated British creator Dan McDaid (Doctor Who, Firefly, Judge Dredd), Dega, on January 10, 2023. Dega is a high-concept science-fiction graphic novel set on a hostile alien planet where a young female astronaut searches to harness the power source buried beneath the world while struggling to hold on to her sanity. Dega will be available in hardcover via Simon & Schuster and will include 14 pages of extensive production notes by McDaid. For more information, please visit Oni Press.

“I am beyond thrilled that my girl Dega has found a wonderful new home! I’ve watched with mounting excitement as the superlative team at Oni Press have shepherded my graphic novel from self-published sleeper sensation to its lavish new form,” McDaid says. “If you’ve read Dega before, get ready to see it in a whole new way. And if you’re here for the first time, prepare to have your mind pulled through the planet’s core and back out again.”

Written, illustrated, and lettered by McDaid, Dega delivers a stirring, unsettling blend of hard-boiled sci-fi action, hypnagogic surrealism, and existential mystery. Hailed as “electric… A title you have to read cover to cover and back to front” by Richard Starkings (Elephantmen) and “Beautiful…Valerian meets Ronin” by mindlessones.com. The clues are all there, but hurry—time is running in…

Dega (ISBN: 978-1-63715-196-9) will be available at both digital and physical retailers everywhere on January 10, 2023.

About the Creator

Dan McDaid is a comics writer and artist from Scotland. Following a well-regarded run on the UK Doctor Who Magazine, he cocreated the cosmic comedy drama Jersey Gods for Image Comics, and the cult hit Time Share for Oni Press. Since then, he has worked on such properties as Judge Dredd and Firefly, codeveloped and drew TKO’s The Fearsome Doctor Fang, and collaborated several times with fellow Scottish legend Irvine Welsh. He lives in a drafty old building overlooking the River Tay. Dega is his first graphic novel.