Exclusive: The Storkening arrives SKYBOUND PRESENTS AFTERSCHOOL #2 cover art and release details
Announced in Februarythe teen horror anthology comic series Skybound Presents After School will feature a new cautionary tale brought to life by a different creative team in each intriguing issue, and we’re thrilled to exclusively announce that Skybound Presents After School #2 will feature an urban legend story about an ominous stork written by Kate Herron (Marvel Studios’ Loki, sex education) & Briony Redman (BAFTA Rocliffe recipient Brec bridge) and illustrated by artist Leila Leiz (MOM: Mother of Madness, Horde)!
Skybound Presents After School #2 will bring The Storkening to comic book stores on July 20!
Below, you can check out Veronica Fish’s weirdly awesome cover. (Archie, Sabrina the Teenage Witch), and we also have the official press release with additional details:
Press release: LOS ANGELES 04/11/2022 – Today Image/Skybound announced the superstar’s creative team and the story behind Skybound Presents Afterschool #2, the latest issue in the new teen horror anthology miniseries that takes the familiar cautionary tales we all learned in our youth and turns them on their (cut) heads. After school #2 will hit comic stores on July 20, 2022.
In this issue, the acclaimed writing duo of Kate Herron (Marvel Studios’ Loki, sex education) & Briony Redman (BAFTA Rocliffe recipient Brec bridge) teamed up with artist Leila Leiz (MOM: Mother of Madness, Horde) to present a self-contained horror story drenched in blood and feathers. After school #2 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).
“Scratches to mark you, a feather to warn you, then it comes…” According to urban legend, if you try to get rid of your baby, a monstrous stork will force you to keep it. But surely that can’t be true, can it? For Leah and her friends, they’re about to find out just how true that is in…The Storkening!
“As two people who love monsters and anthologies, we’re thrilled to be working with both Skybound and kickass artist Leila Leiz to bring a monster to life like you’ve never seen before,” said Herron and Redman.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to draw an amazing bird horror story, thanks to Sir Alfred Hitchcock,” Leiz said. “Working alongside the brilliant imagination and storytelling brought by Kate and Briony, that dream has now come true.”
The team behind this After school special joins the impressive list of acclaimed writers and star artists from comics, TV and beyond working on the miniseries, including Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight) and Greg Hinkle (The Rattler, Airboy), as well as Jill Blotevogel (Scream: The TV Series) and Marley Zarcone (Shade, the changing girl; Effigy). Each autonomous After school special features a unique creative team to give each issue a distinct horrifying feel, with its own relatable characters and truly chilling lessons. The series opens June 8 with the story of an emotional support dog with a killer secret by Benson, Moorhead, Hinkle, Niro and Brosseau.
Skybound Presents After School#2will be available at comic book stores and digital platforms like Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology and Google Play on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.
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