AfterShock Comics (the publisher behind 16 titles including; Animosity, Alters and Rough Riders) announced a new title to their family; Jimmy’s Bastards by award-winning creator, Garth Ennis (Preacher, Hellblazer).
Jimmy’s Bastard’s follows the story of Jimmy Regent, Britain’s number one super-spy. He’s devilishly handsome and deadly, sails effortlessly from mission to mission, always gets the girl and always saves the day. However, Jimmy met his match in the form of a new dangerous secret organization and their never-ending determination to take him out. There’s just one odd thing about the ultimately trained 200 men and women of this organization; they all bear a striking resemblance to Jimmy. They are all untied by one thing; take down Daddy.
Jimmy’s Bastards will be the second AfterShock title from Ennis since last-year’s Dreaming Eagles and will debut in early summer of 2017. Ennis said in a press release that working with the publisher for Dreaming Eagles was a great experience and that, “I can’t think of a better home for Jimmy’s Bastards. I’m sure Jimmy would agree – as indeed would his bastards.”
Launched in April 2015, AfterShock Comics is an independent publisher with the experiences and strengths of major powerhouses such as Marvel and DC. The young publishing house received several award nominations in 2016, as well as debuting projects from industry heavy-weights such as Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Batman, Superman), Jimmy Palmiotti (Venom: Sinner Takes All, Jonah Hex, Batwing), Amanda Conner (Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Spiderman) Mark Waid (Batman, Superman, 52) and more.
“During our first year as a publisher, AfterShock worked with over 100 talented creators to help bring to life incredible stories from some of the best in the business,” says AfterShock’s Editor-in-Chief, Mike Marts. “Thanks to overwhelmingly positive support from fans and retailers, AfterShock will continue to expand its content in 2017 through partnerships with both industry favorites and up and comers.”