When you’re like me you’re looking ahead to the autumn, full with chilly temperatures, pumpkins, and loads of horror to have fun 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 prime inventive expertise simply in time for essentially the most horrific month of the calendar yr, AFTERDARK is a group of tales you’ll need to learn with the lights on! A disparate story from a doable 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 inventive 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 kind 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 prepared to take possibilities. They shock me in relation 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 known as Little Pink Driving Hood, which was primarily the little pink using hood story as if it was instructed by Quentin Tarantino or Martin Scorsese. In that story, Pink was a drug courier, Grandma was a drug seller, the Wolf was a rival drug lord, ‘Mom Goose’ was a mob boss known as Don Orca… anyway, you get the thought. Because it turned out, it was one of many extra well-liked tales in that guide so we thought hey, what the hell, why not do extra? Why not play in that whacked-out universe once more? And so, we received the LRRH band of Joe Eisma and Matt Herms again collectively for extra tales that may break your childhood, bringing us to…’Alongside Got here A Spider’, our little horror story for the AfterDark anthology, 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 known as The Spider. For sure, 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 superb relationships with Mike Marts, Joe Pruett, and the Kramers and I like being able to simply name them up with no matter loopy concept I’ve and so they’ll at the least hear lol. Because of this, AfterShock has turn out to be one in all my essential houses for my creator-owned initiatives 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. Numerous 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:
“It will likely be a stand-alone one-off story returning to the world of the BLACK-EYED KIDS, one in all AfterShock’s first sequence, written on my own and drawn by unique sequence artist Szymon Kudranski. We are going to see some acquainted faces within the new story, however you wouldn’t have to have been a reader of the sequence to get pleasure from 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 wonderful how rapidly we now have reached 100 particular person titles in such a short while. Looks like solely yesterday we have been sending REPLICA #1 off to press. I assume it’s true that point flies when you’re having enjoyable, I believe now we now have proven that we’re right here to remain and I really consider that by the point the two hundredth title is launched, we gained’t be checked out because the “new child on the block” any longer, however shall 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 certain.”
AfterDark is slated to hit shops on October 13.