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:
writer: Warren Ellis
artist: Phil Hester
color: Mike Spicer
cover: Phil Hester
1:10 incentive cover: John McCrea
Dr Jonathan Shipwright, sole survivor of a very unusual and very secret shipwreck, doesn't know where he is. Seemingly trapped on an endless road, in pursuit of a saboteur who holds the key to his salvation -- or doom. Industry legend WARREN ELLIS joins AfterShock comics with this mysterious and captivating tale full of shock, secrets and surprises.
"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.