Cwej: Down the Middle is set to be rereleased as three smaller volumes, from publisher Arcbeatle Press.
“We want to make Cwej: Down the Middle as accessible and affordable as possible for our readers,” explains project supervisor James Hornby. “The separate volumes will allow readers to jump into whichever arc they’re interested in, without missing the details prevalent to their understanding,” adds editor Hunter O’Connell.
Down the Middle follows the adventures of Chris Cwej, a former companion of the Seventh Doctor from BBCtv’s Doctor Who, now embarking on his own journeys through the universe with his very own mischievous companions, Larles and Kwol.
The three volumes feature stories from writers such as Simon Bucher-Jones (Doctor Who: The Death of Art), Jeffrey Koval (EverymanHYBRID), James Wylder (WARS, 10,000 Dawns), James Hornby (UNIT), and the creator of Cwej, Andy Lane (Doctor Who: Original Sin) alongside many fresh voices.
“These ‘arc editions,’ as we internally call them, are meant to attract an audience which would otherwise be intimidated with Down the Middle’s size and wish to start smaller,” O’Connell says. “We look forward to seeing a new readership experiencing these incredible stories for the first time, in a whole new way.”
The first volume, Living Memory, is set to be released 27 July, comprising the stories from A Bright White Crack to In the Loop. Dying to Forget (from Ring Theory to The Eternal) and Uprising (from The Ursine Brood to the finale) are to follow in September and November. Further updates on the series’ future are to follow soon afterward.
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