All we know about Shipwreck, the new AfterShock book from Warren Ellis and Phil Hester is that is concerns “a very unusual and very secret shipwreck.
Which, given the work of Warren Ellis is enough for me. Throw in Phil Hester and it’s a pre-order must. The book comes out in October and has an incentive cover by John McCrea.
Dr Jonathan Shipwright, sole survivor of a very unusual and very secret shipwreck, doesn’t know where he is. Seemingly trapped on an endless road, in pursuit of a saboteur who holds the key to his salvation — or doom. Industry legend WARREN ELLIS joins AfterShock comics with this mysterious and captivating tale full of shock, secrets and surprises.
Ellis tells a bit more to Comic Riffs:
Ellis says the story originally started out as an “odd notion” in one of his notebooks while on a long flight.
“Maybe the air pressure in the cabin was weird and it was affecting my brain,” Ellis told The Post’s Comic Riffs. “But [the story] wouldn’t go away. And it grew into this strange fable of a thing, of a shipwrecked traveler on the road, pursuing the man who caused the shipwreck in the first place.”
Shipwrecks. When they’re Secret they are cool.
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