Coming in November from Aftershock--THE HEATHENS!
AfterShock Comics have announced “The Heathens,” a new supernatural series from writers Cullen Bunn and Heath Amodio, with art by Sami Kivelä (“Undone by Blood,” “Abbott”), colors by Jason Wordie, and lettering by Simon Bowland. The comic will see some of history’s most evil souls escaping Hell, and the pirate queen Ching Shih being ordered to hunt them down and retrieve them. Her team, the Heathens, will consist of fellow historical criminals Lucky Luciano, Bumpy Johnson, Sofia the Golden Hand, and Billy the Kid.
Bunn said in the press release, “Anyone who is familiar with me as a creator knows I love historical figures and time periods. They also know I love infusing stories featuring those characters and time periods with a healthy dose of the supernatural. Heath brought the seed of this idea to me, and I loved it from the jump. It has history, villains, even worse villains, supernatural worlds, and redemption — everything that I could hope for in a book!”
Heath Amodio is the co-founder of Bunn’s production company Hustle and Heart Films. He said, “Cullen really focuses my writing. I tend to just start writing and whatever’s uncovered is where I go with the story. Cullen is more structured than I am, and that really helps when going back and forth with a story like this. He’s a great writer so working with him the past couple of years has undoubtedly elevated my own storytelling.”
“The Heathens” #1 will be released on November 3, and will retail for $4.99. You can read the full solicit and Q&A with the writers below the incentive cover by Andrea Mutti, and unlettered interior artwork.