AfterShock Comics has introduced The Final Journey of Pillar & Pryde, a brand new journey street journey sequence set to debut in November. The sequence comes from author John Lees, artist Joe Mulvey, colorist Doug Garbark, and letterer Shawn Lee. The debut subject will arrive with a essential cowl by Mulvey and a variant cowl by Alex Cormack.
Right here’s how AfterShock describes The Final Journey of Pillar & Pryde:
When Ben Pillar and Eli Pryde had been youngsters, they did one thing unbelievable. They saved a younger woman’s life and stopped a madman. They had been heroes. However that was a very long time in the past. Now, with their profession as younger grownup journey novelists in decline, and their friendship in comparable dire straits, the pair embark on a street journey again to their outdated hometown in hopes of mending their relationship. However a brand new evil has emerged within the city of Tarragon Falls. Can Pillar and Pryde be heroes once more?
The Final Journey of Pillar & Pryde is the primary AfterShock Comics work for author John Lees, whose different comics credit embrace the forthcoming The Nasty with artist George Kambadais from Vault Comics, and The Crimson Cage with Alex Cormack from AWA Studios, amongst many others. It’s additionally Lees’ first collaboration with artist Joe Mulvey, although Mulvey has offered cowl artwork for a number of of Lees’ earlier comics just like the IDW sequence Mountainhead and the ComixTribe-published Sink. Pillar & Pryde can be Mulvey’s first AfterShock Comics work; his earlier inside credit embrace Rip-off, which Mulvey additionally wrote, and Wailing Blade with author Wealthy Douek, each printed by ComixTribe.
In a press release saying the sequence, author Lees described a few of his inspirations in creating the story:
“Again within the peak of the pandemic in 2020, I received closely into studying Naoki Urasawa manga, and twentieth Century Boys turned maybe my all-time favourite comedian. And whereas that is finally a really totally different story, I can see a variety of thematic resonance, when it comes to juxtaposing grownup protagonists with their younger selves and leaping forwards and backwards between them to look at what has been misplaced with time and what has stayed fixed. There are some Stephen King influences in there, for positive, although saying what particular tales may give an excessive amount of away! In creating the pitch, I used to be drawing from two divergent sources: old-school, doom-laden ‘70s horror like Messiah of Evil, however then additionally friendship-themed comedy stuff like Sizzling Fuzz, Paddleton or Romy and Michele’s Excessive College Reunion. And within the course of of constructing the comedian, I can positively see that it’s adopted a lot of the “cozy homicide” aesthetic seen in latest stuff like Knives Out, The Child Detective and Solely Murders within the Constructing.”
Take a look at an inside preview of the primary subject beneath. The Final Journey of Pillar & Pryde is due out in shops and digitally on Wednesday, November ninth.