PREVIEW: The Secret History of D.B. Cooper #1

It is fortuitous for Oni Press that there seems to be some serious movement right now towards solving the infamous 40 year old skyjacking case of one D.B. Cooper.

Or is it?

Oni Press has released the following statement:

It’s our contention that the FBI’s recent inclusion of amateur sleuths in the forty-year search for infamous hijacker D.B. Cooper is part of an elaborate ruse being perpetrated on the public.

Furthermore, this is likely part of an attempt by the government to discredit the forthcoming Oni Press series, THE SECRET HISTORY OF D.B. COOPER, which finally reveals the truth regarding the case. In our continuing effort to subvert the government’s unending campaign of misinformation, we have decided to release a preview of the first issue.

From creator Brian Churilla, the book chronicles the life of the mythic folk hero, revealing that “The DB Cooper Incident” was not a hijacking and extortion plot as widely reported. In fact, this cover story is quite pedestrian, as what really happened nearly changed the course of human history.


The Secret History of D.B. Cooper will be written and illustrated by Brian Churilla and i monthly starting in March 2012.



  1. I’d be all over this if it wasn’t a fantastical take.

  2. I thought the Don’t Miss Podcast on this was weirdly intense. I did not know how to take it as tongue in cheek with a creator not heavily media savvy. Though that wrapping (my synopsis) I placed on it, does not really fit the packaging (the podcast I heard). Now with this announcement. I smell a potential fun ride. Bring it Oni. You have me down for the first 3 issues. Lets see what you make of it. See you in March

  3. D.B Cooper is now a globe trotting demon hunter with a samurai sword…(cause no one’s come up with that concept before) Just kinda takes the fun out of the actual story and sounds like they’re trying too hard. The actual story was probably too bland and so they changed the main characters name to DBC to push up initial sales. Might as well have named him Seymour Fragletrunks, cause its not like the character will actually have anything to do with the historical person that NO ONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT.

    Basically, what’s the point of centering this around DBC?

  4. Really looking forward to this. Brian Churilla is a fantastic artist who excels at drawing monsters and other creepy stuff really big and bold. His work on The Anchor was great, I Kill Monsters was also great.

  5. I am looking forward to this, for obvious reasons.