At NYCC, AfterShock Comics’ has announced two new original graphic novels coming in 2019!!!!
OUT OF THE BLUE HC / $19.99 / 72 pages / color/ on sale March 2019
Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Keith Burns
Colors: Jason Wordie
Letters: Rob Steen
Cover: Keith Burns
A WAR IS A DIFFICULT THING TO KILL
The Second World War is almost over, but no one seems to have told the Germans- as Royal Air Force pilot Jamie McKenzie finds out when he’s assigned to deadly shipping strikes along the enemy coast. Flying the Mosquito fighter-bomber against heavily armed targets is dangerous enough at the best of times, but after incurring the wrath of his vengeful commanding officer, Jamie is assigned the most unpopular navigator in the unit- not to mention the least reliable aircraft. Worse still, the commander’s sights are firmly set on Jamie’s beautiful young wife, Beth.
Writer Garth Ennis (Jimmy’s Bastards, A Walk Through Hell, Preacher, The Boys) and artist Keith Burns (War Stories) re-unite after the success of their series Johnny Red, presenting another tale of World War Two aerial combat- featuring skies black with flak and enemy fighters, nail-biting low-level action, and the dark humor of men whose lives can be snatched away at any second… Out of the Blue.
JOE PRUETT ON WHY HE’S EXCITED FOR THE BOOK TO COME OUT:
“It’s always a great pleasure to work with Garth Ennis. Plus, I was first to introduced to Keith Burns years ago, but, to this point, never had the chance to work with him, so this is something that has been a long time coming. Trust me when I say, it has been worth the wait as he is delivering!”
JOE PRUETT ON IF THERE ARE CREATORS HE’D LIKE TO WORK WITH BUT HAS YET TO:
“Of course! Jeff Lemire, Scott Snyder, Rick Remender, Jonathan Hickman and Brian K. Vaughan all come to mind. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with almost all of my favorite creators at one time or another throughout my career, but there are some that I have not had the privilege yet at AfterShock. I’ll be working to correct that soon!”
JOE PRUETT ON (3) REASONS THAT READERS SHOULD ADD THIS BOOK TO THEIR PULL LIST:
“ 1.) It is Garth Ennis and he always delivers.
2.) Garth doesn’t tell a story, especially from this time era, unless he is passionate about it so you know he’s going to bring his A game
3.) The art is amazing!”
HORDE HC / $19.99 / 64 pages / color/ on sale summer 2019
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Leila Leiz
Colors: Guy Major
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Leila Leiz
After the death of her father, Ruby Ando tries to reconnect with her estranged and isolated mother, whose hoarder house is a nightmare labyrinth of secrets and dangers. All the love Ruby was never shown, she sees her mother lavish on her treasures and trinkets, the possessions that possess her. But when Ruby desperately to free her mother, the house wages war, ensnaring both women within its maze. Brought to hideous and twisted life by her mother’s love, the Horde is determined to purge Ruby from the collection — or else see her join it forever.”
MARGUERITE BENNETT ON WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT AND WHY SHE’S EXCITED FOR IT TO COME OUT:
“After the death of her father, Ruby Ando tries to reconnect with her estranged and isolated mother, whose hoarder house is a nightmare labyrinth of secrets and dangers. All the love Ruby was never shown, she sees her mother lavish on her treasures and trinkets, the possessions that possess her. But when Ruby desperately to free her mother, the house wages war, ensnaring both women within its maze. Brought to hideous and twisted life by her mother’s love, the Horde is determined to purge Ruby from the collection — or else see her join it forever. Part Hoarders, part Poltergeist, part Child’s Play, HORDE is ultimately a story a love, told through what we mean to keep, and what we mean to destroy.”
MARGUERITE BENNETT ON OTHER AFTERSHOCK COMICS’ TITLES SHE ENJOYS:
“AfterShock has some of the sharpest, fiercest, and weirdest creators and stories out today. DARK ARK from Juan Doe and Cullen Bunn is a premise so exquisite, I’m furious I didn’t come up with it myself, and the BABYTEETH, DEAD KINGS, VOLITION, and SHOCK are some of the most fun I’ve had in 2018. (Also, if you like atmospheric horror, check out the erotic Victorian horror series INSEXTS, which I am shamelessly plugging for love of Ariela Kristantina.)
MARGUERITE BENNETT ON (3) REASONS WHY READERS SHOULD ADD THIS TITLE TO THEIR PULL LIST:
“If you’re looking to be disturbed, if you’re looking to settle old debts, and if you’re looking for some wild, weird, gloriously @#$%ed up art from Leila Leiz, HORDE is the journey you’ve been waiting for.”