Grayhaven Comics is an independent comic book company founded in 2009, designed to give new writers and artists a chance to get their first published comic book work. The company is best known for its ongoing anthology series, The Gathering. Three volumes have currently been released (Hope, Despair and Heroes) with four more (Horror, Romance, Horror II and Myth) slated for the rest of 2011. In summer 2011, Editor in Chief Andrew Goletz unveiled an ambitious publishing schedule for 2012, with 20 books slated for release.
Grayhaven Comics' Web site is also home to a quartet of weekly webcomics:
- Kid Robo, a family-friendly sci-fi adventure involving a scientist, his robot son and a talking giraffe driver who battle an array of offbeat villains, by Marc Deschamps and Chris Chamberlain
- Decompressionism, a dialogue-driven slice-of-life dramedy by John Coker
- Daring Speculative Fiction: Stories from the Outer Frontier, a sci-fi anthology by Matthew Brown
- Aoi Sayonara, a wordless surrealist tale involving a girl lost in an offbeat world, by Kent Holle
A new set of short-run webcomics will be debuting in October, along with Grayhaven Comics' first stand-alone miniseries, "Ever After" by Matt O'Keefe and Lee Giles.
The Gathering has featured guest stories from famous comic book creators including Gail Simone, Brian James Koschak, Glenn Greenberg and Sterling Gates.
Grayhaven Comics and The Gathering provide examples of:
- Even Bad Men Love Their Daddies: Kid Overload, who breaks into the most secure building in Beacon City to pay tribute to his late father.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Kid Robo's Mr. Villainous takes this to the extreme.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Kid Overload, a criminal who still makes sure to pay his respects to his late father every year. Although he does rob the heroes' HQ before he leaves
- Tyke-Bomb: The Grayhaven boys, pint-sized superheroes who show up to save the day in both Vol. 2 and 3
- The writers of their stories qualify as well in terms of talent - they're the same age as their characters.