Cloak + Dagger Returning with Nick Spencer + Emma Rios

Over across the pond this weekend is Mark Millar's Kapow comic con.  We weren't sure if any news would be coming out of the show, but it looks like one items slipped through.  As I woke up this morning and scrolled through my Twitter stream, I saw this tweet from Nick Spencer:

Now whenever we see a tweet like this, especially in the PM hours of a con, you really have to wonder if there's any truth to it.  With no official announcement of anything, this could be chalked up to some creators having fun on Twitter in a pub.  But every once in and while, news does break in this way, and when I later saw this confirmed via excitement by Marvel VP C.B. Cebulski (who is not attending Kapow), then I realized, this could be for reals.

And so it starts to look a new Cloak & Dagger series could really be on the way.  Cloak & Dagger is another one of those B or C list characters with a long legacy of fans and cult status, but probably unable to keep a monthly series going due to lack of mass appeal.  Over the past few years, we've only seen Cloak & Dagger sparingly, popping up in the pages of Runaways, in the background during Civil War, and then most recently in Dark X-Men.  There was even an announcement in 2008 at the San Diego Comic Con that a 5 issue mini series penned by Val D'Orazio would be published, but that never happened. 

For those who don't know who they are, Cloak & Dagger is a duo made up of Ty Johnson (Cloak) and Tandy Bowen (Dagger).  Cloak has the power to access a dark dimension via his cloak, which allows him to absorb enemies as well as utilize it for transportation.  Dagger, on the brighter side, can throw daggers of light.  The team met as runaways and after getting powers, vowed to stick to the streets helping runaway kids and fight a war on Drug fueled crime.

With rumors swirling about a possible television show about Cloak & Dagger, it makes sense to think that Marvel would want to have a comic book in print well before that show even gets developed, so this could make a ton of sense. Plus, based on Spencer's recent work on Forgetless and Morning Glories, this could be a perfect fit for him as he settles into his Marvel exclusive.  Whether or not this is an ongoing or a mini-series, time will tell.  As Spencer tweeted, "More to come."



  1. Curious if this is going to be a mini or not. Regardless, I’m buying the shit out of this series.

  2. I’m really excited for this project, but the last few Spencer projects have left me nervous. Is he going to just do a few issues then move on? Will it even make it past issue 5 (if it’s an ongoing, which I guess hasn’t been announced yet)

  3. YES YES YES!!!!!!!!

  4. If they can get the colorist that Emma Rios worked with on the Hexed series to do Cloak & Dagger that would be awesome, but just to have Nick Spencer on it is enough reason for me to pick this up. Especially after reading the 1st trade of Morning Glories just now & WOW is this series awesome!

  5. seems interesting but I would rather see Marvel bring back Runaways and have Spencer write it.

  6. Emma Rios has a really interesting style. I’m curious to see how it translates. I’ll definitely buy it though. Her Hexed pages look gorgeous. 

  7. I thought D’Orazio was going to do a mini a while ago…

  8. YES! Welcome back Cloak & Dagger

  9. I did a happy little dance seeing this announcement.  I really, really want this to happen.  

  10. Thank You MARVEL!

  11. I really liked Waid and Rios Dr. Strange mini. But no one seems to really acknowledge it? It was like Dr. Strange: Muggle Hustler

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  13. Also, the pitch sounds similar to when D’orazio was attached to a C&D mini.

  14. This is an automatic buy! Always loved seeing Cloak and Dagger show up here and there in the Marvel U, like in th Marvel knights series back in the day. Come to think of it, Marvel Knights was a cool title. How come that run hasn’t been collected yet? But yeah, cloak and Dagger title? I’m in!

  15. This is awesome news! I’ve always enjoyed Cloak and Dagger when they pop up so it will be cool to see them in their own story, and Spencer and Rios seem like together they’ll spell WIN. 

  16. Cloak and Dagger is one of those concepts/properties that you just know *could* have mass market appeal if someone could only capture what made the original mini and some parts of their first ongoing great. I have very high hopes for this one. Now to get seriously tangential, why has no one ever thought of pairing C&D with the Shroud? Overlap, redundancy, bah! There is some crazy story potential there. *nod*

  17. This actually seems liked an incredible pair for the title. Very cool.

  18. Very nice. Its as if there really is a Santa!

  19. I love Cloak and Dagger and simply adore Emma Rios’ work.  So friggin excited!

  20. I just read on Newsarama that it’s a three issue “Spider Island” tie in. Which is interesting. I expected it to be a “Fear Itself” book

  21. I’ve liked Nick Spencer’s own work, but Marvel don’t seem to know what to do with him. This, a short run on Secret Avengers and a poorly named War Machine book. I think Marvel should put him on a big name like Spider-man and just let him reach a mass audience.

  22. This is awesome!  Here’s hoping it is not just a “Spider Island” tie in.  Let these two loose, Marvel!  

  23. I still have yet to read any cloak and dagger, but i recently read Vaugn’s Runaway’s and their apearance was my favorite part.  Ill probably have to trade wait this though, no room on the pull list. 

  24. Spencer/Rios Runaways would be great

  25. @Zeppo  Agreed! I did like me some Runaways

  26. Its only a 3 issue mini….Not ongoing

  27. Nick Spencer, Emma Rios and Cloak and Dagger, this book was probably made for me!

  28. From what I’ve been told, Stephen Wacker accidentially told some fans on the con floor and they then got Spencer to confirm at his table hahaha amazing!