PREVIEW: COLD WAR #1

Panacea Cryonics offered its customers life after death by keeping their heads frozen until the day technology could rebuild them, free of disease and death. However, as these everyday people from the past are revived, they’re not handed the keys to a new life, but a gun, body armor and an ultimatum. They must fight in a war against unknown opponents for unknown reasons, to secure their place in a brave new world that doesn’t want them around.

From Chris Sebela, writer of Blue Beetle, Kiss/Vampirella and Evolution, and Hayden Sherman, artist of The Few and John Carter The End, comes the story that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

On why AfterShock was chosen for this project and his experience working with the creator-owned publisher:

“AfterShock has been putting out a lot of books by writers I know and admire and teaming them up with really great artists who I didn’t know before but am a huge fan of now. And talking with them, they were invested in me telling the story I want to tell. I’ve been wanting to do COLD WAR for years and had a couple false starts on it. No one ever agreed to do the book I wanted to do, they wanted variations on it. AfterShock loved it the moment I pitched it to them and told me to go for it. They’ve been hugely supportive all the way and their vision is both the same as and really different from mine, so combining the two into what this book has become is the magic part of comics I love best.”.

On what readers will find exciting about this book and why it should be added to their pull list:

“I like to merge genres as much as I can without breaking any of them. I always wanted to do a war book, but it had to be different, had to bring something else to the table other than the traditional one side vs another. So this is my stab at merging war and sci-fi and horror and crime into one messed up package. It’s got big explosive visuals and world building, it’s got tons of mysteries layered one over the other and it’s got characters who aren’t just interchangeable action figures but real people who are trying to live through a nightmare that they paid for. I think it’s one of the crazier books I’ve written and I think fans of any of these genres will be into COLD WAR.”

COLD WAR #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 2.14.18
writer: Chris Sebela
artist: Hayden Sherman
colors: Hayden Sherman
letters: Hayden Sherman
cover A: Hayden Sherman
cover B: TBD

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