Buccellato and Sherman bring darkly comedic crime drama “Chicken Devil” to AfterShock Comics [PREVIEW]

AfterShock Comics have just announced details of their latest new series. CHICKEN DEVIL, a “darkly comedic crime drama that’s juicy, tender and finger-lickin’ hilarious”, is set for release this October from writer Brian Buccellato, artist Hayden Sherman and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.

Here’s the official blurb:

Mitchell Moss is about as regular as it gets. He’s married with two children, and co-owns a successful chain of Memphis Hot Chicken restaurants. It’s not the life that screams hero/vigilante…until he discovers that his business partner is in bed with the mob and owes them $2 million. Unfortunately, Mitch is ill-equipped to be a badass—he’s just a guy who makes really good chicken. Can he protect his family from cold-blooded gangsters? Absolutely not.

But maybe the CHICKEN DEVIL can…

Speaking about the new series, Buccellato said “Chicken Devil is a dark tragicomedy that puts an edgy spin on the revenge/vigilante genre. Our hero, Mitchell Moss is passive, super-responsible and is about as regular as it comes. He’s married, with two children and co-owns a chain of Memphis Hot Chicken restaurants. It’s not the life that screams John Wick or The Punisher… until his world gets turned upside down when the Russian mob hurts his family. So, Mitch sets out on a path of bloody revenge…”

“But there’s one BIG problem. He’s he is ILL-EQUIPPED to be a badass vigilante. He’s not ex-military or a former assassin… he’s just a regular guy who makes really good chicken. Nevertheless, Mitch dons the chicken-devil suit and give it his best (but probably not good enough) shot.”

He continued, adding “What excites me most about this book is the that it’s an opportunity to showcase a different creative side (that people will hopefully like). Even though there are literal life-or-death situations, it’s done in a light, more irreverent way. Don’t get me wrong, there are serious relationships and consequences at play… but the experience is intended to be breezy and fun as it plays off well-known crime and revenge genre tropes.”

Featuring a main cover by Sherman and an incentive cover from David Lopez, CHICKEN DEVIL #1 goes on sale in print and digital formats on the 6th of October 2021. And if that’s too long to wait, you can feast your eyes on some unlettered interior artwork below.


David Lopez incentive cover

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