Comic Crypt: New YA Miniseries AFTERSCHOOL #2 From Image/Skybound!
Image Comics and Skybound has announced a new teen horror series AFTERSCHOOL #2. The new miniseries tackles a new afterschool subject this July with Kate Herron, Briony Redman & Leila Leiz at the helm. You can get more details down below.
From The Press Release
LOS ANGELES 04/11/2022 — Today Image/Skybound announced the superstar creative team and story behind Skybound Presents Afterschool #2, the latest issue of the new teen horror anthology miniseries that takes the familiar cautionary tales we’ve all learned in our youths and flips them on their (severed) heads. Afterschool #2 will arrive in comic book shops July 20, 2022.
In this issue, the acclaimed writing duo of Kate Herron (Marvel Studios’ Loki, Sex Education) & Briony Redman (the BAFTA Rocliffe-winning Pont Brec) team up with artist Leila Leiz (M.O.M.: Mother of Madness, Horde) to present a standalone horror story soaked in blood and feathers. Afterschool #2 will be colored by Giovanna Niro (Two Moons, Summoner’s War: Legacy) and lettered by Pat Brosseau (Birthright, Manifest Destiny), and features a stunning cover by Veronica Fish (Archie, Sabrina the Teenage Witch).
“Scratches to mark you, a feather to warn you, then it comes…” According to the urban legend, if you try to get rid of your baby, a monstrous stork will force you to keep it. But surely, that can’t be true, can it? For Leah and her friends, they’re about to find out about just how true it is in…The Storkening!
“As two people who love monsters and anthology stories, we are over the moon to be working both with Skybound and kickass artist Leila Leiz to bring a monster like you haven’t seen before to life,” said Herron and Redman.
“It has always been a dream of mine to draw an incredible horror story featuring birds, thanks to Sir Alfred Hitchcock,” said Leiz. “Working alongside the brilliant imagination and narrative brought by Kate and Briony, that dream has now come true.”
The team behind this Afterschool special joins the impressive roster of acclaimed writers and all-star artists from comics, television and beyond working on the miniseries, including Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight) and Greg Hinkle (The Rattler, Airboy), as well as Jill Blotevogel (Scream: The TV Series) and Marley Zarcone (Shade, the Changing Girl; Effigy). Each standalone Afterschool special features a unique creative team to give each issue a distinct horrifying feel, with its own relatable characters and truly chilling lessons. The series debuts June 8 with a tale of an emotional support dog with a killer secret by Benson, Moorhead, Hinkle, Niro and Brosseau.
Skybound Presents Afterschool #2 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.
|ABOUT IMAGE COMICS|
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
|ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT |
Established in 2010, Skybound is a multiplatform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties, extending their stories to further platforms including comics, television, film, tabletop and video games, books, digital content, events and beyond. The company is home to critically-acclaimed global franchises including The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Superfight.
Skybound’s capabilities include services as publisher, producer, and global distributor for tabletop and video games across all genres, including the multi-million unit selling The Walking Dead video game series. Skybound Games is also a strategic global marketing and distribution partner of Striking Distance Studios for the highly anticipated survival-horror game The Callisto Protocol.
The company also maintains key partnerships across the entertainment industry including Universal Pictures and Image Comics, holds a first look development deal with Audible, and has engaged an ongoing strategic business partnership with mobile games publisher and developer 5th Planet Games (OAX: FIVEPG). Skybound digital and creative IP boasts unique creators such as Kristian Harloff and the Schmoedown Entertainment Network as well as Peter Santa-Maria and his Attack Peter brand. For the most up to date information on Skybound, please visit the company on Twitter (@Skybound), YouTube (Skybound), Facebook (@Skybound Entertainment), Instagram (@skyboundent), and at www.skybound.com.
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