New Teen Horror Anthology Launches with Standalone Story by Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead & Greg Hinkle
LOS ANGELES 05/09/2022 — Today Skybound unveiled a grisly first look at Skybound Presents Afterschool #1, the kickoff to the hotly anticipated new anthology miniseries that takes the familiar cautionary tales we’ve all learned in our youths and flips them on their heads. The series debuts June 8 with a tale of an emotional support dog with a killer secret.
In this debut issue, the acclaimed writing duo Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight ) team up with artist Greg Hinkle ( Radio Spaceman ) to present a standalone horror story soaked in blood and tears. Afterschool #1 will be colored by Giovanna Niro ( Two Moons, Summoner’s War: Legacy ) and lettered by Pat Brosseau ( Birthright, Manifest Destiny ), and features a stunning cover by Veronica Fish (Archie, Sabrina the Teenage Witch ) .
Morals have eroded. Your kids are out of control. Skybound’s new teen horror anthology is going to teach them a lesson. Afterschool #1 follows Nora, whose anxiety prevented her from approaching high school with any degree of confidence. Until she adopts Janie, an emotional support dog with a winning smile and a killer secret. But just how far will Nora go to keep her new life?
The team behind this Afterschool special joins the impressive roster of acclaimed writers and all-star artists from comics, television and beyond working on the miniseries, including writing duo Kate Herron (Marvel Studios’ Loki, Sex Education ) & Briony Redman (the BAFTA Rocliffe-winning Pont Brec ) with artist Leila Leiz ( M.O.M.: Mother of Madness, Horde ), Jill Blotevogel ( Scream: The TV Series ) and Marley Zarcone ( Shade, the Changing Girl; Effigy ); and Leon Hendrix III ( Two Sentence Horror Stories, Mayor of Kingstown ). Each standalone Afterschool special features a unique creative team to give each issue a distinct horrifying feel, with its own relatable characters and truly chilling lessons.
Skybound Presents Afterschool #1 (APR220062) will be available at comic book shops
and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
The Afterschool official trailer is also available to watch right here