Elmore Leonard meets Blade Runner in new AfterShock Series PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! [Preview]

AfterShock Comics have announced details of their latest series, PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE!, from writer Patrick Kindlon (There’s Nothing There, We Can Never Go Home) and drawn by Marco Ferrari (Famous Monsters Presents).

Kindlon spoke about the premise of the series, saying “A criminal genius is forced out of his organization. Instead of starting a pilates studio, he dedicates himself to revenge. Years have passed, he’s amassed an army of robots, and is set to march on a glittering cyberpunk Las Vegas with the sole intention of crushing old friends under his boot. I’m a big fan of crime.”

He continued, adding “In comics, books, movies, and sometimes in real life. I didn’t want to tackle a crime story myself until something really spoke to me. Without incriminating myself, I’ll tell you this is my most personal work to date. I never thought I’d say that about a Warren Ellis meets Elmore Leonard robot crime/revenge series, but comics is a crazy place.”

PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! #1 hits shelves on the 19th of September, and you can check out the official solicitation blurb – along with some frankly stunning unlettered preview artwork from Ferrari and colourist Patrizia Comino – below.

PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / color /

Writer: Patrick Kindlon
Artist: Marco Ferrari
Color Artist: Patrizia Comino
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover A: Marco Ferrari w/ Patrizia Comino
Cover B: Robert Hack

Disregarded, disrespected and dismissed, Renny has a chip on his shoulder.

Once an equal partner in a criminal syndicate that rules Las Vegas, he now finds himself living in a shack in the desert. But the shack has a workshop, and Renny’s been busy. It’s time to march his robot army into the neon hell of a cyberpunk Vegas and retake his seat at the table. Or take the wood from the table and build enough caskets for the whole syndicate.

Old friends better run, because Operation PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! is underway.

Like an Elmore Leonard novel set in the world of Blade Runner, PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! is offbeat and often funny, but all about the dark corners of cities and minds. A violent criminal genius with a bad case of monomania makes for the most fun you’ll have with a comic this year.

Written by  PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! continues Kindlon’s exploration of difficult characters and irreverent themes. Having broken the chains of good taste, Kindlon goes all-in and writes a vengeance-obsessed lunatic as if he’s riding beside him—all wrapped in a gangster tale like no other, and that HAD to be told at AfterShock!


ceejThe writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej)
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