AfterShock Comics & April 2020 Solicitations Spoilers: Ghost Samurai Vs. Tourists In Disaster Inc.!

AfterShock Comics and April 2020 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Ghost Samurai Vs. Tourists In Disaster Inc.!

News release below.

      …‘Disaster Inc.’ Comic Will Pit Ghost Samurai Against Tourists

      Writer Joe Harris reveals the origins of the upcoming AfterShock Comics title.

      There are some places no one in the world should visit — even as part of an expensive guided tour. The scary truth behind that idea is at the heart of Disaster, Inc., a new AfterShock Comics title set to launch this spring.

      The series was inspired by writer Joe Harris’ love of “Akira Kurosawa movies, Toshiro Mifune and stories of the Samurai,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter, but there’s another story behind the story — one that’s arguably more surprising. ”I’ve also been interested in the concept of underground tourism for a while,” Harris explains. “It probably started with stories of people bungeeing off the Brooklyn Bridge at night, or massive raves deep inside the New York City subway tunnels, or the guys who climbed the World Trade Center Freedom Tower before it opened to the public and filmed their BASE jump from the very top.”

      Disaster, Inc., however, takes that idea one step further by focusing on a group of extreme “disaster tourists” venturing to a place where they really, really shouldn’t be.

      “The story follows a group of disaster tourists who charter this underground organization to guide them inside the Japanese no-man’s land known as the ‘Exclusion Zone’ surrounding the site of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown,” Harris says. “They quickly learn there’s more to worry about than radioactive fallout, or just getting busted, when they find themselves both hunted and haunted by the ghosts of those same warriors who protected this land from invaders for almost a thousand years: the Samurai.”

      Illustrating the series is Sebastián Piriz (Headspace, Caped), with covers from Andy Clarke (with Jose Villarrubia on colors) and Cully Hamner.

      “Piriz is wonderful artist who’s killing it on both the line art and colors,” Harris shared, adding one final pitch for the book: “It features some pretty creepy supernatural horror and grisly, bloody battles. Also: Samurai swords.”

      Disaster, Inc. No. 1 is set to be released digitally and in comic book stores April 1. Before then, look below for some of Piriz’s art from the issue, as well as Clarke and Villarrubia’s main cover.

Preview pages here. Solicitation and another cover below.

      (W) Joe Harris (A) Sebastian Piriz (CA) Andy Clarke

      In 2011, the worst earthquake in Japan’s history (and the catastrophic tsunami that followed) breached the costal Fukushima Daiichi power plant, causing three of its four nuclear reactors to melt down. Forced evacuations followed as the event released enough radioactive material into the air, ground and water to force officials to set up an “Exclusion Zone” for only the second time in history after the Chernobyl disaster, effectively sealing off the land for what may well be the rest of human history.

      But that’s only if you don’t have the right connections, the right people to pull the strings, and the desire to experience catastrophe, failure and misery as it really is! Enter DISASTER INC., an underground tourism outfit intent on helping people of means, secrets and agendas explore the dark corners and off-map attractions typical tour groups won’t go to (and various laws don’t al-low). Only Fukushima, known for its famed warrior class and their protection of the land and people dating back to ancient times, is full of deadly surprises and old ghosts.

      Writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, Rockstars, The X-Files) and artist Sebastián Piriz begin a disas-ter tour checking out the worst places on earth while digging up more trouble than they can prob-ably handle. Then, in a world on fire and rife with calamity, catastrophe, war and unrest… you’re going to need the right guides to see it for yourself!

      In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
      SRP: $4.99

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