AfterShock Comics have announced details of GOD OF TREMORS, a brand new Gothic horror one-shot from writer Peter Milligan and artist Piotr Kowalski, set to go on sale in summer 2021.
“It’s a story of dark secrets, shameful longings and terrifying changes”, says Milligan. “A Gothic tale of isolation and horror. Aubrey is a young man living in a straight-laced, 19th century English Victorian world, whose father is a vicar, renowned for his fiery speeches against the evils of new scientific ideas. When Aubrey has his first epileptic seizure it begins a harrowing series of ‘exorcisms’, as both Aubrey and his father are convinced his condition is the work of the devil. Hidden away in his father’s country estate, Aubrey’s only release is walking in the wild woods that surround the house. It’s deep in these woods that Aubrey discovers an ancient stone pagan effigy that slowly changes his and all his family’s lives.”
He continued, adding “I’m really excited about this book because it’s been brewing in my head for a little while and last year it really came into focus and begged to be written. Though set many years ago it’s an incredibly personal story for me and I think addresses many issues that the modern audience will relate to.”
The 48-page comic, which will feature colours from Brad Simpson, lettering by Simon Bowland, a main cover from Kowalski and Simpson and an incentive cover from Michael Gaydos, will be available from local comic shops and digital platforms on the 18th of August 2021.
In the meantime, you can feast your eyes on some unlettered preview artwork – and Gaydos’ variant cover – below.
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