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Warren Ellis, Phil Hester Team Up for “Shipwreck” at AfterShock

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Warren Ellis, Phil Hester Team Up for “Shipwreck” at AfterShock

The big names just keep rolling in for AfterShock Comics, the independent publisher that was founded just last year but has attracted numerous high profile comic creators in that short time. Now, AfterShock can count the legendary Warren Ellis among its ranks as he teams up with fan-favorite artist Phil Hester for “Shipwreck.”

Both Ellis and Hester are veterans of the comics industry. Ellis, who has received critical acclaim for his work in transhumanist fiction, has penned such series as “Transmetropolitan” and “The Authority.” Hester is a writer and artist who has penciled such series as “Swamp Thing” and the Eisner-nominated “The Wretch.”

Now the two will team up for “Shipwreck,” an original series that follows one Dr. Jonathan Shipwright, the lone survivor of a sabotaged ship. Lost and alone, Shipwright hunts the mysterious saboteur in search of answers.

The official solicitation text follows:

SHIPWRECK #1

AfterShock Comics made waves in 2015 when it announced that it counted the likes of Garth Ennis and Neil Gaiman among its first wave of writers.

“When we launched AfterShock, our mission was to attract the best comic book creators in the business, and we’re beyond excited to develop original projects with these industry leaders,” said Mike Marts, the company’s editor-in-chief, in a statement shortly after the announcement. “But it’s only the beginning.” A year later, AfterShock Comics looks to be keeping its word.

“Shipwreck” is scheduled for release October 5, 2016.

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