In March, AfterShock Comics are set to launch ARTEMIS AND THE ASSASSIN, a brand new pulpy adventure story about a time-traveling assassin and a spy from 1944 trying to kill each other.
Written by Stephanie Phillips, with artwork by Meghan Hetrick and Francesca Fantini, colours by Lauren Affe, and letters by Troy Peteri, the new series reveals the real cost of changing history.
Phillips explains the basic premise, saying “The story is about an international group of time-traveling assassins willing to interfere in watershed moments throughout history for a price. One such assassin, Maya, is tasked with killing the most notorious female spy of WWII, Virginia Hall. When the mission goes awry, both Maya and Virginia’s lives are changed forever as both women are pitched headlong through time.”
She continued, adding “I love writing two very distinct, unique, and kick-butt women traveling through time. Obviously, there is a lot of tension since Maya’s goal was initially to kill Virginia. I also love the opportunity to place these characters in bizarre situations. With time traveling on the table, the obstacles and settings are endlessly fun.”
She was also quick to sing the praises of the artistic team, saying “I love working with both Meghan Hetrick and Francesca Fantini. Creating these characters and this world has been a super collaborative process with both artists. Writers always have a vision in their mind’s eye for what everything will look like, but both Francesca and Meghan exceeded my expectations. They really made everything come to life, and I’m really proud of what we’ve created.”
With a main cover from Phil Hester and Mark Englert and a 1:15 Incentive Cover from Dave Johnson, the 32-page Artemis and the Assassin #1 hits shelves on March 18th, priced $4.99. You can feast your eyes on some of the preview artwork below.
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