This July, Ed Brisson is bringing his distinctive brand of storytelling to AfterShock Comics alongside artist Damian Couceiro for BEYOND THE REACH, a “fantastical sci-fi road trip adventure.”
Here’s the official blurb:
Life sucks for Vanessa. Her mother just died and her boyfriend is cheating on her (with her own sister!). To clear her mind, Vanessa is taking the California road-trip that she’s been dreaming about for years. Her postcard-perfect drive through old growth forests quickly turns when THE BREACH hits. A bizarre anomaly in the sky plunges California into a nightmare-world populated with strange, extra-dimensional creatures.
Now Vanessa, along with Dougie, an orphaned child, and Kai, a strange, fuzzball of a beast, must fight to survive if they ever hope to make it back home. If there’s even a home to return to.
Speaking about the series, Brisson said “This is a story about finding family in the strangest of places and the most trying of circumstances. I’m excited to be working with Damian on a creator-owned project again. We’ve done a few things together at Marvel over the last few years, but it’s been about 4 or 5 years since he and have the opportunity to build our own world together.”
Coucerio continued, adding “When Ed and I started working on this project my first step was designing creatures and characters until we were both happy with them. I think that process helped me set the art approach that best suited the story. Everything else went smooth after that. Also, I have worked with Ed on many books for a long time so working with him is always a pleasure and everything flows easily. The final piece was the color and Patricio’s work fitted perfectly.”
Featuring colours from Patricio Delpeche, letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and an incentive cover from Declan Shalvey, BEYOND THE BREACH #1 hits shelves and digital platforms on the 14th of July 2021, and you can feast your eyes on some unlettered preview artwork below:
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