If you happen to’re like me you’re looking ahead to the autumn, full with chilly temperatures, pumpkins, and loads of horror to have a good time Halloween. AfterShock Comics is making ready for the spooky season with a brand new 48-page horror anthology AfterDark that’s described as “Tales from the Crypt meets The Twilight Zone—4 tales of horror, misplaced souls and issues that go bump within the evening.”
Learn the small print from the writer right here:
“A status format “One-Shock” that includes high artistic expertise simply in time for probably the most horrific month of the calendar yr, AFTERDARK is a set of tales you’ll need to learn with the lights on! A disparate story from a potential future; an opportunity encounter with a legendary Black-Eyed Child, a youngsters’s fable gone awry; and a gut-wrenching final meal on the native diner.
These horrific, bone-chilling tales are conceived and written by Cullen Bunn (DARK ARK, EDEN, Harrow County), Jim Starlin (Thanos, Dreadstar, SHOCK), Joe Pruett (BLACK-EYED KIDS, Cable, X-Males Limitless), Franokay Tieri (Wolverine, Harley Quinn, PESTILENCE) and drawn by Cliff Richards (10 YEARS TO DEATH, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Nikkol Jelenic, Szymon Kudranski (BLACK-EYED KIDS, Spawn) and Joe Eisma (Morning Glories, SHOCK).”
To finish the top-notch artistic groups, colours are by Man Main and covers are from Tony Harris and Kudranski.
CULLEN BUNN ON WHAT HIS STORY IS ABOUT:
“Mud to Mud is a bittersweet form of horror story, a narrative of affection and loss and timeless dedication, each to the fleeting time we now have left on this earth, and the time we’ll have in no matter’s subsequent.”
CULLEN BUNN ON WHAT HE ENJOYS MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH AFTERSHOCK AS THE PUBLISHER CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF THEIR 100TH TITLE IN JUST 6 YEARS:
“I like that AfterShock is all the time keen to take probabilities. They shock me relating to the tales they need to publish, and that’s thrilling to me as a creator. They’ll go ‘all in’ on some oddball idea, and their enthusiasm about it may be inspiring.”
FRANK TIERI ON WHAT HIS STORY IS ABOUT:
“We did a narrative for the Shock anthology referred to as Little Purple Driving Hood, which was primarily the little purple using hood story as if it was informed by Quentin Tarantino or Martin Scorsese. In that story, Purple was a drug courier, Grandma was a drug seller, the Wolf was a rival drug lord, ‘Mom Goose’ was a mob boss referred to as Don Orca… anyway, you get the thought. Because it turned out, it was one of many extra common tales in that ebook so we thought hey, what the hell, why not do extra? Why not play in that whacked-out universe once more? And so, we acquired the LRRH band of Joe Eisma and Matt Herms again collectively for extra tales that can break your childhood, bringing us to…’Alongside Got here A Spider’, our little horror story for the AfterDark anthology, yet one more f#%&ed up twist on a basic fairy story. On this one, we choose up with a sure Detective Muffet who’s on the path of an elusive and lethal serial killer referred to as The Spider. Evidently, it’s very darkish. It’s very creepy. It’s going to result in some nightmares. And it would result in much more than that, so keep tuned…”
FRANK TIERI ON WHAT HE ENJOYS MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH THE PUBLISHER:
“I like the liberty and the belief Aftershock has proven me. I’ve excellent relationships with Mike Marts, Joe Pruett, and the Kramers and I like being able to only name them up with no matter loopy thought I’ve and so they’ll a minimum of pay attention lol. In consequence, AfterShock has grow to be certainly one of my predominant properties for my creator-owned tasks and I’m pleased to say there’s extra coming, in order I stated earlier than, keep tuned, children….”
JIM STARLIN ON WHAT HIS STORY IS ABOUT:
“It’s a story of catastrophic generational dissatisfaction set in a dystopian future. A number of laughs.”
JIM STARLIN ON WHAT HE WOULD LIKE EVERYONE TO KNOW ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH AFTERSHOCK CO-FOUNDER, PUBLISHER AND CCO JOE PRUETT:
“I gave him a toothbrush when he was homeless and he’s repaid the kindness by harassing me into writing a pair tales for him. Let no good deed go unpunished.”
JOE PRUETT ON WHAT HIS STORY IS ABOUT:
“Will probably be a stand-alone one-off story returning to the world of the BLACK-EYED KIDS, certainly one of AfterShock’s first sequence, written on my own and drawn by authentic sequence artist Szymon Kudranski. We’ll see some acquainted faces within the new story, however you wouldn’t have to have been a reader of the sequence to take pleasure in it. It’s new reader-friendly.”
JOE PRUETT ON HELPING LEAD AFTERSHOCK TO THEIR 100TH TITLE, AND WHAT HE HOPES TO ACHIEVE IN THE NEXT 100:
“It’s really been fairly superb how shortly we now have reached 100 particular person titles in such a short while. Looks as if solely yesterday we had been sending REPLICA #1 off to press. I assume it’s true that point flies when you find yourself having enjoyable, I feel now we now have proven that we’re right here to remain and I actually consider that by the point the 2 hundredth title is launched, we received’t be checked out because the “new child on the block” any longer, however will likely be mentioned with the opposite business titans.”
JOE PRUETT ON WHAT CREATOR HE WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH THAT HE HAS YET TO AT AFTERSHOCK:
“Me personally? Brian Okay. Vaughan, Jonathan Hickman, Jeff Lemire, Grant Morrison, Brian Bolland, Marjorie Liu, Barry Windsor-Smith, off the highest of my head. There are lots of others although, for positive.”
AfterDark is slated to hit shops on October 13.