AfterShock Comics have announced details of COLD WAR, a brand new upcoming series from writer Chris Sebela (High Crimes, We(l)come Back, Short Order Crooks) and artist Hayden Sherman (The Few, John Carter: The End) set to go on sale this February.
Here’s the mouth-watering official pitch:
“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.”
Sounds great, right?
Speaking about the announcement, Sebela said “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.”
He continued, adding “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 hits shelves on the 14th of February 2018, and you can feast your eyes on the first four pages of the issue below.