AfterShock Comics has announced that Garth Ennis will head the creative team on "Jimmy's Bastards," a new series debuting in summer 2017. This is Ennis' second project with the publisher, following last year's "Dreaming Eagles" series with artist Simon Coleby, colorist John Kalisz and letterer Rob Steen.
According to the series official description,
Jimmy Regent is Britain's number one super spy, a devastatingly handsome secret agent with a license to kill and style to match. Sailing effortlessly through mission after mission with wit and panache, defying danger again and again, Jimmy always triumphs and always gets the girl- gets rather a lot of girls, actually. But now a new and particularly dangerous secret organization has arisen, their sights fixed firmly on Jimmy's head. Two hundred young men and women in ultimate physical condition, trained in all the arts of deception and death, each bearing a curious facial resemblance to...Jimmy? Every one united with one terrible aim: Get Daddy.
Ennis spoke positively about his past work with AfterShock, saying, "AfterShock made working on 'Dreaming Eagles' a great experience... I can’t think of a better home for 'Jimmy’s Bastards.' I’m sure Jimmy would agree – as indeed would his bastards."
No art, release date and order info has yet been released. Ennis' creative team will be announced at a later date.
AfterShock is a very young publisher in the industry, founded in April 2015, but Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts said that the results have been encouraging so far. "Thanks to overwhelmingly positive support from fans and retailers," he said, "AfterShock will continue to expand its content in 2017 through partnerships with both industry favorites and up and comers."
AfterShock's other 2017 series will include work from creators John Layman and Sam Keith, Frank Tieri, Adam Glass, Justin Hordan and Jeff Loveness.